Stone to give seminar on performance-enhancing drugs


JOHNSON CITY (October 17, 2013) – Dr. Mike Stone, an East Tennessee State University faculty member and an internationally recognized scholar in the field of sport physiology and biomechanics, will lead a seminar on the critical issues in the use and effects of performance-enhancing drugs (PED) on Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 7-9 p.m. at the Basler Center for Physical Activity.

The seminar, which will be held in the center’s multipurpose room on the second floor, will address such topics as a brief history and the physiology behind the use of PED as well as the effects of PED, both positive and negative.

At ETSU, Stone oversees the university’s Ph.D. degree program in sport physiology and performance and is part of the new Olympic Training Center for Weightlifting. In 2011, he received the USA Weightlifting Doc Counsilman Coach of the Year award from the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). This award is given annually by the USOC to one coach who has “consistently used sport science to further the training plans of athletes and moved the sport forward.”

A year later, he was elected to the scientific advisory panel for the National Basketball Strength Conditioning Association.

Before joining the ETSU faculty in 2005, Stone was head of Sports Physiology for the USOC and supervised physiology staff at the USOC centers in Colorado Springs, Colo.; San Diego; and Lake Placid, N.Y. He was also a professor and the first Chair of Sport at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and taught at Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C.

His research focus is on optimal training and nutritional programs designed to produce maximum strength, power and high-intensity exercise endurance. He is also interested in the health effects of resistance training, particularly in relation to metabolic syndrome and diabetes. Stone earned his bachelor’s degree in zoology at Florida Technological University, his master’s degree in biology at Tennessee Technological University, and his Ph.D. in exercise science from Florida State University.

In 2008, Stone claimed the ETSU Distinguished Faculty Award in Research.

The event is sponsored by the ETSU Center of Excellence for Sport Science and Coach Education, the Department of Campus Recreation, and the Campus Alcohol and Other Drug Program.

For more information, call (423) 439-8477 or 439-8476.

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