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Free Web Training Featuring Kevin Legg, PhD

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

On March 10, 2015  see the Center for Forensic Science Research & Education’s own Kevin Legg, PhD present web based training on his recent research collaboration between Agilent and the Brasila Police.  Click her to view the training:

Researchers document drug use among Ultra Music Festival attendees

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

From The Miami Herald  | 2/10/2015

Fair or not, after 16 years Ultra Music Festival has developed a reputation not only as a cornucopia of lights and sounds, but also as a smorgasbord of psychotropic uppers and downers. Some of the crazy things concert attendees have done, like making out with a tree, have contributed to the image. But according to a federally funded study, if you ask 100 audience members to pee in a cup in exchange for a $20 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card, 80 just might test positive for drugs.  Read more here:


Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Check out this resource for great information for reducing drugged driving in the US.

From….. Our goal is to provide the most recent information on policies and technologies aimed at reducing drugged driving in the United States. This website tracks research and legislative activity to strengthen DUID laws in all 50 states. And throughout these pages, you will discover what police, politicians, prosecutors, and others are doing to confront this growing epidemic.  Read more here.



Kratom craze

Friday, December 5th, 2014

From WPTV: West Palm Beach:

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Jillian Yeakel to receive Irving Sunshine Award from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Jillian Yeakel, alumnus of the Arcadia University Masters of Forensic Science program and previously Program Director for the Center for Forensic Science Research and Education, at the Fredric Rieders Family Renaissance Foundation, is being recognized by the Toxicology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and will receive the sections prestigious  Irving Sunshine Award.  The award is given to a young investigator for outstanding research in forensic toxicology, and acknowledges contributions to the profession in the seven years following graduation.  During her time at the Foundation, Jill made many great contributions, including managing the summer Forensic Science Mentoring Institute (FMI) Program for high school students, teaching in the Arcadia University forensic science graduate program as an adjunct professor, conducting and publishing her own research, as well as acting as an advisor and mentor to the  Arcadia masters students in their research.  Jill also helped establish the PA research exchange program in which students from forensic science masters programs in the PA region get to present their research and research plans to their peers, annually.  Jill has been an author or coauthor on five peer reviewed articles, and has presented or coauthored more than fifteen abstracts for presentation at AAFS and other meetings.    The award will be presented in Orlando, FL in February 2015, at the AAFS Annual Meeting.  Jill is currently laboratory manager at LeHigh Valley Toxicology Laboratory in Bethlehem PA.

A “Congratulations” are in Order!

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

A big congratulations to Marykathryn Tynon, Marcellino Porto, and Barry Logan for having their latest work published in the Journal of Analytical Toxicology! The team developed a method for detection of 11-OH-THC and THCC via gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Ms. Tynon is a validation analyst for NMS Labs. The full abstract and request for the full article can be accessed here.

Kimberlee Moran Conducts Archaeological Dig with Students in New Jersey

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Kimberlee Sue Moran, Director of The Center for Forensic Science Research and Education, had her students from Rutgers University- Camden hard at work at the Whispering Woods archaeological excavation site in Pilesgrove, NJ. The students who signed up for the course came from different majors but were connected by their common love for archaeology. Look at the specific work being done by Kimberlee and her students here.

Mayor of Philadelphia Declares 2014 Forensic Science Week

Monday, August 11th, 2014

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Congratulations Malik Sylla!

Monday, June 30th, 2014

The Fredric Rieders Family Renaissance Foundation would like to congratulate Malik Sylla on receiving The American Chemical Society’s Project SEED Scholarship.

The Fredric Rieders Family Renaissance Foundation AAFS Scholarship

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

The Fredric Rieders Family Renaissance Foundation and The Center for Forensic Science Research and Education are pleased to announce the availability of two AAFS travel and meeting scholarships for alumni of the Arcadia University Master of Science in Forensic Science program.

The scholarships are intended to help promote professional growth and career development of the alumni of Arcadia University’s FEPAC accredited program. To be eligible, applicants must submit an abstract to the AAFS annual meeting by their deadline of August 1, 2014 (AAFS Abstract Submission Form).

To learn more about the scholarship and apply please follow this link!