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Forensic Scientist to speak at URI Forensic Science Series on Feb. 11

Media Contact: Dave Lavallee, 401-874-5862

KINGSTON, R.I. -- February 1, 2005 -- Nancy Haley, supervisor of the Forensic Toxicology Laboratory at the Rhode Island Department of Health, will speak about forensic toxicology at the Forensic Science Seminar Series presented by the University of Rhode Island.

The seminar will be held Friday, Feb. 11, from 3:30 - 5 pm. in room 124 of Pastore Hall on the Kingston campus. The lecture is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served prior to the start of the discussion.

Haley has been a forensic scientist in Rhode Island for 30 years. She received her bachelor of science degree at Colby College in Waterville, Maine and her master of science from URI in pharmacology and toxicology.

While completing her masterís at URI, she received two research awards, an Educational Research Award from the Society of Forensic Toxicologists and a Toxicology Research Award from the American Academy of Forensics Sciences. She has lectured about forensic toxicology at local colleges and at the annual meetings of a variety of professional associations. Haley has also attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy in Quantico, Va. for training in quality assurance in the laboratory.

Besides being an award winning forensic toxicologist, she is also the co-author of several publications that appeared in the Journal of Forensic Sciences, the American Journal of Public Health and the journal of Rhode Island Medicine.