Dr. Donald Layman - Chief Science Officer
Dr. Donald Layman is Professor Emeritus of Nutrition in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is recognized for his research on amino acid metabolism, nutritional requirements during exercise and work with high protein weight loss diets.
Dr. Layman has over 90 peer-reviewed publications and his research has been recognized by the American Society for Nutritional Sciences with the BioServ Research Award in 1986, the Shannon Award from the National Institutes of Health in 1992, and the Nutrition and Metabolism Society National Leadership Award in 2009. He has also received numerous awards and recognitions for his nutrition teaching at the University of Illinois.
Dr. Layman served as Associate Editor of The Journal of Nutrition from 1989 through 1993 and he is currently Associate Editor of Nutrition and Metabolism and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. Dr. Layman earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemistry at Illinois State University and completed his doctorate in human nutrition and biochemistry at the University of Minnesota in 1978.
*Publicity and Trade Relations
Members of the Qivana Advisory Board will serve two- and three-year terms.
*Founding member of Walker, Martin & Hatch, a partnership of political and policy experts based in Washington, DC.
*Former Special Assistant to the Commissioner for Policy at the FDA under George H. Bush
*Former Senior Staff Member for Utah Senator Orrin Hatch
*Former Associate Commissioner for Public Affairs at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
*CEO of The Shelton Group based in Chicago, IL
*Provides public relations services to dietary supplement and natural products companies
*Former executive committee member of the Natural Products Foundation
*Communications Committee Chair of the American Herbal Products Association
*Natural products crusader for almost 25 years
*Founder and president of Peregrine Research
*A microbiologist specializing in the immunology and biotechnology field
*Former member of the Board of Directors of the American Herbal Products Association
*Formulated the original Nature’s Way vitamin line
*Formulated products such as Dr. Whitaker’s Forward product and Solaray’s Cranactin brand
*Attorney and Partner at the firm Mitchell & Barlow, P.C.
*Specializes in mergers and acquisitions and early stage companies
*Earned his law degree at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law with honors
*Member, Texas International Law Journal
*Bilingual in English and Russian languages
*Former Principal to Huntsman Gay Global Capital, a $1.1 billion private equity fund
*Responsible for the sourcing, evaluation, and management of the acquisition “due diligence” process
*Prior consultant with Bain & Company in Dallas, Texas, and Johannesburg, South Africa
*Former Analyst and Associate with Bain Capital in Boston
*Earned his MBA degree from M.I.T. Sloan School of Management