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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Recent News

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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Our NPS Discovery program has released updated scope recommendations for NPS testing in the U.S. NPS trends are evolving rapidly as drugs enter and leave the market. This resource helps scientists better prioritize efforts and remain up-to-date!


The Borkenstein Drug Course is ONLY 1 month away, and spots are almost gone! Don't miss the opportunity to learn the fascinating facts on the effects of drugs on driving and the state of knowledge of drugs on human performance and impairment.

Dr. Kevin Legg with the #CFSRE just had his work on the "Developmental validation of a multiplex proteomic assay for the identification of forensically relevant biological fluids" published today! Check it out:
#forensic #science #fluids #research

👁👁 Updated Scope Recommendations for NPS Testing in the U.S.

📈 #NPS trends are evolving rapidly as drugs enter and leave the market. This resource helps labs and scientists better prioritize efforts and remain up-to-date!


💥 Introducing new @NPSDiscovery Toolkits‼️

The #toolkit is a consolidation of program outcomes into a comprehensive report detailing relevant information about the characterization of an emerging #NPS 💊

First Up: Metonitazene — #NPS #opioid


🆕 @Clin_Tox: “Sentanyl: a comparison of blood #fentanyl conc. and #naloxone dosing after non-fatal #overdose”

1️⃣ fentanyl present in all participants
2️⃣ fentanyl conc. lower with sedative-hypnotic
3️⃣ naloxone dose not associated with fentanyl blood conc.