SOURCE: Aegis Sciences Corporation

Aegis Sciences Corporation

June 11, 2015 09:56 ET

Aegis Sciences Names Aegis Shield Expert Panel

Leaders in Sports Science Provide Strategic Direction, Expertise and Insights on Educational Resources Designed to Help Athletes Stay Clean and in the Game

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwired - Jun 11, 2015) - Aegis Sciences Corporation today announced the members of its Aegis Shield Expert Panel. Comprised of leaders in fields including sports medicine, nutrition and physiology, the Expert Panel provides Aegis guidance on its Aegis Shield mobile app and website as well as its Aegis Shield CERTIFIED program, which are designed to protect athletes from inadvertently consuming banned ingredients contained in dietary supplements, over-the-counter drugs and prescription medications.

"We created our Aegis Shield products and services to give athletes and supplement makers alike resources to help them avoid complications associated with banned or prohibited substances," said Bob Murray, Ph.D., Scientific Director for Aegis Shield. "Our Expert Panel brings our company significant clinical, business, academic, and research experience and expertise. They offer us unique perspective and insight that will be invaluable as we continue to expand our Aegis Shield educational and program offerings."

Athletes who are subject to sports drug testing can inadvertently test positive for prohibited substances found in some of the products they consume. Aegis Shield™ is mobile app and website designed to help athletes identify the presence of banned substances on the ingredient labels of dietary supplements, over-the-counter drugs and prescription medications. The Expert Panel helps Aegis stay abreast of current science and practices related to athletes' dietary supplement use, with the goal of helping reduce the risk associated with consuming products containing prohibited substances.

In addition to contributing to the Aegis Shield™ app and website, the Expert Panel also helps guide the development of Aegis Shield CERTIFIED™, a certification program for dietary supplement manufacturers. As part of Aegis Shield CERTIFIED™, Aegis tests supplement products for the presence of prohibited substances such as steroids, stimulants and diuretics. Certified products can display the Aegis Shield CERTIFIED™ logo to assure consumers that the products have passed Aegis testing, that their ingredient labels and what is listed on their packaging are true to the products' actual contents, and that they do not contain any prohibited substances.

Aegis Shield Expert Panel members include the following professionals:

Jackie Buell, Ph.D., RD, CSSD, ATC, is a sports dietitian for The Ohio State University Sports Medicine and serves as a consultant to the university's Department of Athletics. Buell is a registered and licensed dietitian as well as a certified athletic trainer. She received her bachelor's degree in sports medicine from Marietta College, a master's degree in exercise science from the University of Arizona, and a Ph.D. in nutrition from The Ohio State University.

J. Mark Davis, Ph.D., is a professor and director of the Exercise Biochemistry Laboratory at the University of South Carolina. He received his bachelor's degree in physical education and biology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and his Ph.D. in exercise physiology and neuroscience from Purdue University.

Andy Hipskind, M.D., is the team physician for the Indiana University football program and also serves as senior assistant athletic director for sports medicine and sports performance and chief medical officer. He graduated from Indiana University in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in biology and was a member of the men's track and field team. In 1999, he graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine.

W. Larry Kenney, Ph.D., is a professor in the Physiology and Kinesiology departments at Penn State University and is the Marie Underhill Noll Chair in Human Performance. After receiving his bachelor's degree in biology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, he completed his Ph.D. in physiology at Penn State. Kenney is a past-president of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Ted Lambrinides, B.S., is the owner of Sports Performance Consulting, which provides services on training, drugs and dietary supplements to numerous NCAA programs, NFL teams and athletes. He served as Director of Exercise Science at Thomas More College for 18 years and was the strength coach at University of Kentucky and graduate assistant strength coach at The Ohio State University. Lambrinides received his bachelor's degree in business marketing and master's degree in physical education with an emphasis on coaching and exercise physiology from The Ohio State University.

Chris Rosenbloom, Ph.D., RD, is professor emeritus at Georgia State University where she served on the faculty for 30 years. A specialist in sports nutrition, Rosenbloom earned her bachelor's degree from Kent State and her master's and Ph.D. from Georgia State University.

Ed Ryan, ATC, worked with the U.S. Olympic Committee for more than 20 years and serves as an athletic trainer for the USA Basketball National Team. He received his bachelor's degree from Northeastern University and his master's from the University of Arizona.

Jeff Zachwieja, Ph.D., is senior vice president for nutrition research at the Dairy Research Institute in Rosemont, Ill., where he leads a program on how human health is affected by nutrition and physical activity. Zachwieja earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois and master's degree from Eastern Illinois University. He then completed his Ph.D. in human bioenergetics at Ball State University and a postdoctoral fellowship in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

About the Aegis Sciences Corporation
Aegis is a laboratory sciences company headquartered in Nashville, TN. Aegis offers programs for all categories of drug testing and forensic science including professional and amateur sports, healthcare providers, medical examiners, and workplaces. Aegis' highly educated and experienced team is dedicated to helping others through state-of-the-art scientific expertise and technologies.

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