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Lawrence A. Quarino, Ph.D.
Director/Professor, Forensic Science
laquarin@cedarcrest.edu
610-437-4471 ext. 3567

22nd Annual Forensic Science Symposium

March 23, 2024
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Alumnae Hall 
Cedar Crest College
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On March 23rd, 2024, the Forensic Science Student Organization will hold the 22nd Annual Forensic Science Symposium. The event is themed “Falcon Files” and will showcase six Forensic Scientists presenting unusual or intriguing cases in their field of interest. Some of the speakers include Catherine Vulcano, Coordinator of the Union County Sexual Assault and Non-Fatal Strangulation team, Holly Fox, Forensic Laboratory Analyst at Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office Forensic Investigative Division, and Mark Desire, Assistant Director with the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner. For more information about this year’s symposium, including a list of all presenters, or to register please contact Janine Kishbaugh at 610-606-4666, ext. 3643 or by email at jmperna@cedarcrest.edu, or contact Autumn Reynolds at 302-569-1865 or by email at arreynol@cedarcrest.edu.

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Schedule of Events

8:30am – 9:00 am
Registration and Refreshments

9:00 am – 9:10 am
Welcome

Larry Quarino, Ph.D.
Forensic Science Program Cedar Crest College

9:10 am – 10:00 am
The ever-increasing drug smuggler: PAPER
Holly Fox, B.S.
Forensic Laboratory Analyst, Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office Forensic Investigative Division

10:00 am – 10:50 am
So what exactly is a Forensic Nurse?  

Catherine Vulcano, RN, FNE-CSA, SANE A, LNC
Coordinator of the Union County Sexual Assault and Non-Fatal Strangulation Team

10:50 am – 11:20 am
Morning Break

11:20 am - 12:20 pm
DNA Mixture via Transplantation: A Chimera Story
                               
Kimberly Michalik, B.S., MSFS
DNA Laboratory Analyst, New Jersey State Police Office of Forensic Sciences
                                                           
12:20 pm – 1:15 pm
Lunch

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm 
From the Ashes…Death as Our Mentor

Mark Desire
Assistant Director with the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner
                                                                       
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Quickly Tackling Unusual/Large Volume Cases at Delaware Division of Forensic Science

Sandra Sewitsky, B.S.
Forensic Analytical Chemist III at the Delaware Division of Forensic Science

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm 
Afternoon Break

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
It’s not always “Fentanyl” in Philadelphia                         
Brandi Skymba, B.S., MSFS
Analytical Chemist Specialist in the Toxicology Lab at the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office