The CFSRE conducts research, development, and new technology assessment, and delivers educational and training services for the forensic science community and beyond. Our educational programs include short-term placement for visiting scholars and researchers; partnerships to deliver degree programs at area universities; and continuing professional development for forensic scientists, law enforcement, and legal professionals.

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YFSS – Young Forensic Scientist Scholarship

June 28, 2021 The Brazilian Academy of Forensic Sciences, the Center for Forensic Science Research & Education, and the Forensic Sciences Foundation have… Learn More

Becoming a Forensic Pathologist

May 28, 2021 As the United States begins to emerge from the worst of the pandemic, Alec looks back with three guests on… Learn More
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New Deadly Opioid Results in over 120 Deaths

November 23, 2020 Philadelphia PA.  A novel synthetic opioid named brorphine, with effects similar to fentanyl, is the latest  opioid drug to emerge on the… Learn More

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Here is our Senior Staff Scientist, Fran Diamond, with his GA, Mairin Higgins, who is currently in her second year of her MSFS from Arcadia University. Want to know more about our Master's program?

Staff Highlight:
Steven Weng
Staff Accountant

Steve is a graduate of Rider University and serves as the Staff Accountant. In this role, Steve is responsible for budgets, payables, receivables, grants, and whatever else is needed on the financial side of the Foundation.

Check out CFSRE's new NPS Trend Reports from our NPS Discovery program. These data represent the most timely and comprehensive snapshots of the NPS landscape in the United States. Shoutout to NIJ/DOJ for funding!


What is #Metonitazene and its impact as a designer #opioid? To expand our knowledge, NMS Labs supported a research project that explored its concentration, co-occurrence with other drugs, toxicity, and metabolism. Learn more:

🚨🗣 Q3 2021 @NPSDiscovery Trend Reports are available now with new graphics 📈👀‼️

Access our reports here:

Most prevelent #NPS by class:
NPS Benzos: Etizolam 💊
NPS Opioids: 2-Methyl AP-237* 💉
NPS Stimulants: Eutylone 🧪
Syn. Canns: MDMB-4en-PINACA 🚬

📸📸📸 😁😁😁 (Round 2!)

Members of our @CFSRE_ @NPSDiscovery team (Alex and Melissa) presenting today at the @softtox annual meeting. Topics: #fluorofentanyl, #cinnamylpiperazines, #metonitazene and more!

Links to PowerPoint slides coming soon ‼️ Keep an eye out 👀