ASCLD Recognizes the 2022 Forensic Research Committee (FRC) Outstanding Evaluation/Validation Award Recipient, Szabolcs Sofalvi of the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office, Cleveland, Ohio.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 5-17-2022
GARNER, NC: The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) announced the 2022 Forensic Research Committee (FRC) Outstanding Evaluation/Validation Award Recipient, Szabolcs Sofalvi of the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office, Cleveland, Ohio.
Szabolcs Sofalvi received the award on behalf of the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office, Cleveland, Ohio. The project was titled: Development of the Quadratic External Calibration Models by EZSTATSG2. An abstract of the research has been submitted to the Journal of Forensic Toxicology.
About the ASCLD Forensic Research Committee Outstanding Evaluation/Innovation Award: The goal of the Forensic Research Committee Outstanding Evaluation/Validation Award is to recognize an outstanding evaluation/validation study that has been submitted to the FRC Validation and Evaluation Repository. The award is open to scientists from all disciplines (bio/DNA, drug chemistry, toxicology, fingerprints, questioned documents, trace/microscopy, firearms/toolmarks, other) in operational forensic labs or research laboratories.
About the ASCLD FRC Validation & Evaluation Repository:
The goal of this initiative is to further information sharing within the forensic science community by maintaining an ever-growing repository of validations and evaluations conducted by forensic labs and universities. The ASCLD FRC Validation & Evaluation Repository can be publicly accessed through the ASCLD FRC website.
About ASCLD: ASCLD is a nonprofit professional society of crime laboratory directors and forensic science managers dedicated to providing excellence in forensic science through leadership and innovation. Founded in 1974, the purpose of the organization is to foster professional interests; assist the development of laboratory management principles and techniques; acquire, preserve, and disseminate forensic based information; maintain and improve communications among crime laboratory directors; and to promote, encourage and maintain the highest standards of practice in the field.