Forensic Science

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Jun 22, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Alumnae, Faculty Publish on Drug-Impaired Driving and Motor Vehicle Fatalities

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 Amanda D’Orazio ’15, ’17M and Amanda Mohr ’12M and faculty members Dr. Karen Scott, associate professor and program director of Forensic Science, and Dr. Barry Logan, associate professor of Forensic Science, published “Recommendations for Toxicological Investigation...

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Jun 14, 2021 Caitlin Burns

MSFS Students DiEmma and Stringer Win at Forensic Science Research Exchange

Master of Science in Forensic Science (MSFS) students Gabrielle DiEmma ‘21M and Amy Stringer ‘21M won awards at the 10th Annual Pennsylvania Forensic Science Research Exchange, coming home with the Graduate Poster Award and the Graduate Oral Presentation Award, respectively.  DiEmma...

Arcadia University student Amy Stringer in her regalia outside Murphy Hall

May 17, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Amy Stringer: Master of Science in Forensic Science

Major: Master of Science in Forensic Science Favorite Arcadia memory: There are so many. I use to hold these game nights in the Fall 2019 [as an undergraduate biochemistry student]—had this awesome group of students that came into the honors program. They wanted to play Dungeons &...

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Apr 28, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Students and Faculty Present at Forensic Science Conference

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 Nine students in Arcadia’s Masters of Forensic Sciences program presented at the 2021 American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting from Feb. 15 to 19. Presentation topics varied between criminalistics, toxicology, and general forensic science.  Presenting...

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Mar 30, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Scott, Krug ’20M Explore Opioid Crisis in Forensic Science Journal

Dr. Karen Scott, director of the Forensic Science program, and Forensic Science alumnus Sam Krug ’20M had their advanced review, “A toxicological exploration of the opioid crisis,” published in the August issue of the WIREs Forensic Science journal. In the paper, the two explore the origins of...

Arcadia University alumna Julie Demarest

Nov 11, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Demarest ’05M Brings Closure to Families of Fallen Soldiers

For the past four years of her fifteen year career at the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory (AFDIL), Forensic Science alumna Julie Demarest ’05M has worked to help families of missing soldiers from World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam War, and Cold War.  As the Technical Leader of...

Arcadia University student Alexis Testa looks through a microscope

Sep 2, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Forensic Science Uses Hybrid Model for Fall 2020

“Once we got sent home last spring, we lost half the semester for lab work,” said Dr. Heather Harris, assistant professor of Forensic Science. “We had just gotten to the meat of the coursework, but the students didn’t get to apply it.” Like many lab courses in the Spring 2020 semester, the...

Arcadia University student Bailie Zepp takes off her helmet in her race car.

Aug 19, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Drag Racing Helps Zepp ’24 Overcome Lack of Confidence

“I've been bullied since the third grade,” said Bailie Zepp ’24, a drag racer from Hanover, Pa. who holds three National Hot Rod Association junior racing records: most money won, most wins in a row, and most tracks traveled in a row. “Racing was my outlet to get away from [that]. It's turned me...

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May 26, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Harris Featured in Netflix Criminology Series

Dr. Heather Harris, assistant professor of Forensic Science, was featured in the Netflix documentary series “How to Fix a Drug Scandal.” The series explores the cases of Annie Dookhan and Sonja Farak, two forensic drug scientists who tampered with court evidence within their Massachusetts...

Headshot of Dr. Karen Scott

May 7, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Scott Publishes in Toxicology Journal on Abuse of Drugs Among Prisoners in Scotland

Dr. Karen Scott, director and associate professor of Forensic Science, published an article in the March 2020 issue of the Oxford University Press’ Journal of Analytical Toxicology titled, “An Insight into Gabapentin and Pregabalin in Scottish Prisoners.” The article was based on a study done...

Lab students and Dr. Curotto, summer 2018

Nov 18, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Stringer ’20, ’21M Sees New Career Possibilities After Chemistry Lab Experience

Biochemistry major Amy Stringer ’20, ’21M has known since she was a child that she wanted to be a doctor. But after three years in the lab with Dr. Manny Curotto, professor and chair of Chemistry, she’s set her sights on a different career track: pathology. She’s still planning to go to medical...

Mohr receiving the award

Apr 26, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Mohr ’12M Receives Forensic Science Award

Forensic Science alumna Amanda L.A. Mohr ’12M received the 2019 American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Irving Sunshine Award from the Toxicology Section, which focuses on the research and detection of poisons and drugs in medical and legal investigations. The Irving Sunshine award is given to...