Those that have followed the strategic corporate developments of Vicor Technologies should now be seeing a consistent theme of systematic growth moves and strategic additions to the executive team. The junior biotech is transitioning smoothly from a developmental company into a revenue-generating organization.
Vicor is currently in the process of commercializing diagnostics that enable physicians to accurately risk stratify specific target populations for future pathological events, including cardiovascular disease patients for death resulting from arrhythmia or congestive heart failure, diabetics for the presence of diabetic autonomic neuropathy (DAN), and trauma victims for imminent death absent immediate lifesaving intervention.
Today, Vicor announced that it has taken another step forward by adding Steve A. Watts, MD to the part-time position of Director of Sports Medicine at Vicor. Dr. Watts’ resume is long and distinguished, to say the least, including:
• currently being a tenured Associate Professor in the UMMC Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation and the Department of Family Medicine, where he instituted the Family Medicine Sports Medicine Curriculum and Clinical Experience for resident physicians in the UMMC Family Medicine Residency Training Program.
• serving as Director for the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, as well as University Sports Medicine staff physician at UMMC, team physician for the Mississippi Braves, Belhaven University Blazers, Provine High School Rams, Lanier High School Bulldogs, and Canton High School Tigers, and a member of the National Rodeo Sports Medicine staff.
• recently being awarded an honorary academic appointment as Visiting Professor in the Division of Surgical & Interventional Science at the University College London.
• being a member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (where he serves on the Sports Medicine Committee), American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (where he served on the Education Committee), American College of Sports Medicine, the USA Amateur Boxing Association, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Medical Association, Mississippi State Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, Texas Academy of Family Physicians, and Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians.
• serving on the board of directors of the Mississippi High School Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians and Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians Foundation.
• being a former director of the John Peter Smith Hospital Residency Alumni Foundation, Texas Healthcare Network,Texas Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, and Texas Academy of Family Physicians.
As far as other credentials, Dr. Watts:
• is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice.
• is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
• holds a Certification of Additional Qualification in Sports Medicine.
• earned his MD at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
• holds a Texas Secondary Teacher’s Certification in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Houston and a BS in Biology and Chemistry, cum laude, from the University of Houston.
In his new position as Director of Sports Medicine, Dr. Watts will oversee clinical trials to test the efficacy of Vicor’s PD2i Analyzer™ to diagnose concussion and other sports-related conditions. Clearly, Vicor has done it again when it comes to bringing aboard highly knowledgeable and experienced new members to its team. With the research being conducted at the University of Mississippi and exploration of additional universities ongoing for more clinical studies, Dr. Watts should be a valuable asset to the executive team and shareholders of Vicor Technologies.
Visit the Company’s website at www.vicortech.com to learn more about its technology and ongoing clinical research.