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UConn medical director to lead MLB drug program

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff  June 19, 2012 12:53 PM

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Dr. Jeffrey Anderson, the director of sports medicine at the University of Connecticut, has been chosen to be the independent administrator of Major League Baseball's drug prevention and treatment program.

From UConn's sports information department:

Anderson will administer testing requirements, monitor collection procedures and testing protocols and audit test results. He will also administer the process of the Therapeutic Use Exemption, which permits athletes to take a prohibited medication. In addition, Anderson will prepare and release an annual public report on the program's findings.

Anderson has been an assistant clinical professor of family medicine at the University of Connecticut's Health Center since 1996 and medical director for research in the Department of Kinesiology's Human Performance Laboratory in the Neag School of Education since '05.

Anderson serves as chair of the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports. The University of Michigan Medical School graduate is board certified in family medicine, with an added qualification in sports medicine.

Anderson will remain in his position at UConn while also working for MLB.

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