EyeGuide announces additional Scientific Advisor Board members
Published Date : October 1, 2020
EyeGuide, a health technology and bioinformatics company revolutionising the way brain health is monitored, has announced the expansion of its scientific advisory board with the additions of Dr Anne Naclerio, Dr Dhiren Naidu, Dr Jon Patricios, Dr Kathryn Schneider, Dr Karen Sutton and Dr Michael Turner. Each of these leading scientific experts brings specialized skills, knowledge and experience to help the EyeGuide team build a world-class advisory board.
“EyeGuide is doing important work to improve ocular-motor assessment of athletes with suspected brain injuries, to advance brain health, and to improve the wellness and performance of athletes of all ages. This is an exciting step forward for EyeGuide as the company now gains further support from an array of respected senior experts across the field of sports medicine and neuroscience,” said Dr Ruben Echemendia, Chairperson of EyeGuide Scientific Advisory Board, which was established earlier this year. “I am eager to work together with this impressive team of advisers as well as collaborate on providing insight and guidance to EyeGuide so its products may help improve the lives of many people across the world.”
The new members of EyeGuide’s Scientific Advisory Board include:
Dr Anne Naclerio has spent the past 10 years working as chief of clinical operations for the Regional Health Command Atlantic, deputy surgeon for the U.S. Army in Europe, the command surgeon for the Army National Guard, and the chief of medical readiness and policy for the U.S. Army Surgeon General. Dr. Naclerio served in the Army for over 30 years and has earned numerous decorations including the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and the Legion of Merit. She also established and led the Women’s Health Taskforce to enable the services to better understand and meet the unique needs of female service members.
Dr Dhiren Naidu is a tenured associate professor in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Alberta. He is also currently the head team physician for the National Hockey League’s Edmonton Oilers, the lead physician for the Canadian Football League’s Edmonton Eskimos, the head physician for the University of Alberta Golden Bears football team and a health physician for their varsity athletic program.
Dr Jon Patricios is an associate professor in the Wits Faculty of Health Sciences and director of Wits Sport and Health (WiSH). He is also the current director of Waterfall Sports Orthopaedic Surgery in Johannesburg; founder and Director of Sports Concussion South Africa; sports concussion consultant to World Rugby; a board member of the international Concussion in Sports Group; and on the Scientific Committee for the International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine (UK) and the International Sports Medicine Federation. Jon serves on the advisory board of the Sports Health and Safety Institute at the University of Washington, Seattle. Apart from sports concussion, he has an interest in the pediatric and aging athlete, joint disease, tendinopathy, and exercise as an intervention in disease and injury. He is a deputy editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine, and an associate editor for international journals Current Sports Medicine Reports (USA) and Neurosurgery. Jon served two terms as president of the South African Sports Medicine Association and has been team physician to school, club, provincial and international sports teams in rugby, cricket, soccer, cycling, athletics and basketball. He has been a member of the Cricket South Africa and SA Rugby medical committees and the Discovery Rockies Comrades Marathon Panel of experts and has served on tribunals for the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport.
Dr Kathryn Schneider is an associate professor and clinician scientist at the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, Faculty of Kinesiology, at the University of Calgary. She was recognized by Avenue Magazine as a “Top 40 Under 40” in 2012 and was the recipient of the Vestibular Disorders Association Champion of Vestibular Medicine Award in 2015. Dr. Schneider currently represents the Canadian Physiotherapy Association on the Canadian Concussion Collaborative and is a member of the Federal Government Working Group on Concussion in Sport and Parachute’s Expert Advisory Committee on Concussion in Sport.
Dr Karen Sutton is a board-certified sports medicine surgeon and works as an associate attending orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery in Connecticut. She is a member of the Sports Medicine Institute and Women’s Sports Medicine Center at Hospital for Special Surgery. She is also the chief medical officer for World Lacrosse and team physician for U.S. Ski & Snowboard.
Dr Michael Turner is the medical director and CEO of the International Concussion and Head Injury Research Foundation and an honorary clinical associate professor at University College London. He has previously served as director of medical services for the British Olympic Association and chief medical adviser to the Lawn Tennis Association and British Horseracing Authority. His main areas of expertise include safety in high-risk sports, protective equipment in sport, concussion and anti-doping.
“These developments to our advisory board area strong testament to the growing importance of objective eye tracking in everyday life,” said Patrick Carney, CEO of EyeGuide. “We are proud to be bringing these global leaders together to contribute to the science and data-driven foundation and deployment of our brain health technology platform.”