ASCLD Recognizes Idaho State Police Forensic Services with 2024 Forensic Research Committee Award

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Idaho State Police Forensic Services Receives Outstanding Evaluation/Validation Award

MERIDIAN, Idaho - Amzeal -- Garner, NC – The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) proudly announces the Idaho State Police Forensic Services as the recipient of the 2024 Forensic Research Committee (FRC) Outstanding Evaluation/Validation Award. The prestigious award was presented during the ASCLD President and Awards Ceremony at the 2024 ASCLD Symposium in Birmingham, Alabama.

Matthew Gamette, Director of the Idaho State Police Forensic Services Laboratory System, accepted the award on behalf of the team. The honored members include Anna Kristina (Tina) Mattox, Quality Manager; Celena Shrum, Toxicology Discipline Leader; John Garner, Chemist; Melissa (Nikka) Bradley, Chemist; and Galina (Gala) Giso, Chemist. Their award-winning project, titled "Screening of Suspected Overdose Samples with Randox MultiSTAT Analyzer," exemplifies exceptional forensic research and validation.

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About the ASCLD FRC Outstanding Evaluation/Validation Award

The Forensic Research Committee Outstanding Evaluation/Validation Award aims to recognize exemplary evaluation or validation studies submitted to the FRC Validation and Evaluation Repository. This award is open to scientists from various forensic disciplines, including bio/DNA, drug chemistry, toxicology, fingerprints, questioned documents, trace/microscopy, and firearms/toolmarks, working in operational forensic laboratories or research institutions.

About the ASCLD FRC Validation & Evaluation Repository

The ASCLD FRC Validation & Evaluation Repository is an initiative designed to enhance information sharing within the forensic science community. It maintains a growing collection of validations and evaluations conducted by forensic laboratories and universities, accessible to the public through the ASCLD FRC website.

About ASCLD

Founded in 1974, ASCLD is a nonprofit professional society of crime laboratory directors and forensic science managers. The organization is committed to advancing forensic science through leadership, innovation, and the promotion of the highest standards of practice. ASCLD supports the professional interests of its members, fosters the development of laboratory management principles, and facilitates the dissemination of forensic information.

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For more information about ASCLD and its initiatives, please visit www.ascld.org.
https://www.ascld.org/wp-content/uploads/formidable/43/Randox-MultiSTAT-Validation-Plan-and-Summary-with-Attachments.pdf
Contact:

John A. Byrd, BG (Retired)

ASCLD Executive Director

executivedirector@ascld.org

Contact
American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors, Inc.
***@ascld.org


Source: American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors
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