TORONTO, March 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Jamieson Laboratories today announced the appointment of Dr. Louis J. Aronne (M.D., F.A.C.P.), distinguished clinician, scholar, author and teacher, to its Board of Directors.
A graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Aronne is the Sanford I. Weill Professor of Metabolic Research at Weill Cornell Medical College, and he holds an adjunct appointment at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He serves as director of the Center for Weight Management and Metabolic Clinical Research, a state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary research and treatment program at Weill Cornell Medical College and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Aronne is an internationally recognized health specialist and has authored more than 60 papers and book chapters. His book, The Skinny: On Losing Weight Without Being Hungry, was a New York Times bestseller in 2009.
"Jamieson is privileged to have a director of Dr. Aronne's stature on our board," noted Doug Cahill, Chairman of the Executive Committee. "His unrivalled clinical and academic expertise combined with his consumer insights will help guide Jamieson's future efforts to deliver industry-leading products."
Dr. Aronne has been a consultant to the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Aronne has also served as a reviewing member for the Department of Health and Human Services and the Food and Drug Administration on publications.
"I am pleased to join the board of a natural-health leader like Jamieson," said Dr. Aronne. "I'm looking forward to working with this highly motivated team and helping further Jamieson's goal of continuous innovation and tradition of efficacy."
CCMP Capital Advisors purchased Jamieson Laboratories Ltd. on January 31, 2014.
About Jamieson Laboratories
Established in 1922, Jamieson Laboratories is Canada's largest manufacturer and distributor of natural health products and a recognized innovator in the development of proprietary supplement formulas. Jamieson products are made at the company's state-of-the-art laboratories in Windsor, Ontario. With corporate offices in Toronto, Jamieson exports to more than 50 countries.
SOURCE: Jamieson Laboratories
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