Joseph Alemany

Joseph Alemany

Work History

Work History
Aug 2008 - Present

Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, Applied Physiology

University of South Carolina, Columbia

Courses taught (all graduate level courses) as part of my graduate assistantship:

  • University of South Carolina, Exercise Science 742: Clinical Exercise Testing
  • University of South Carolina, Exercise Science 743: Laboratory Measurements in Exercise Testing
  • University of South Carolina, Exercise Science 780: Physiology of Exercise
  • University of South Carolina, Exercise Science 781: Physiology, Exercise and Disease
  • University of South Carolina, Biology 620: Immunobiology
Jan 2001 - May 2002

Medical Laboratory Technician, Clinical Chemistry/Hematology/Microbiology

U.S. Army

Education

Education
Aug 2008 - May 2011

M.S.

University of South Carolina

Grade point average: 3.6/4.0

Relevant course work:

  • Biochemistry (Dr. F. Bolander)
  • Cell and molecular biology (Dr. C. Patel)
  • Immunology (Dr. G. Szalai)
  • Human and medical genetics (Dr. R. Best)
  • Medical genetics for health professionals (Prof. J. Edwards)
  • Physiology of exercise (Dr. J. Carson)
  • Cardiorespiratory physiology (Dr. G. Hand)
  • Advanced physiology laboratory (Dr. J. Carson)
  • Physiology and disease (Dr. M. Kostek)
  • Statistics: Experimental design for laboratory sciences (Dr. M. Kostek); Intermediate biometrics (Dr. J. Hussey); and Biostatistics and experimental design for biomedical science (Dr. J. Hussey)
Jan 2000 - Jun 2002

Certificate Program, Health Science Laboratory Technology

George Washington University

Grade point average 3.4/4.0

Relevant course work:

  • Chemistry
  • Hematology
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Immunoserology

In addition to didactic coursework, there was an additional full-time, 7-month clinical rotation that I performed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. Assigned laboratories  consisted of Clinical chemistry, Hematology and blood banking and immunology/virology. Laboratories worked in primarily were clinical chemistry. Ancillary duties consisted of specimen processing, phlebotomy room coverage and being on a mobile-phelbotomy team for one assigned sections.

Skills

Skills

Physical activity measurement and testing

  Physical Activity Testing and Measurement include direct quantification via accelerometers (currently using Acticals) and direct objective observation (currently using the Multi-Option Observation System for Experimental Studies system). Some of these skills are being employed on a project to examine physical activity and type of activity in military population. In this effort and over the past two years, I have been responsible for training 16 observers for direct observation and 5 individuals for accelerometer data reduction.      

Database management and statistical analysis

Trained via formal classroom training, on-site instruction and collaboration with our biostatistics department. Highly proficient in statistical analysis software to include SPSS (PASW) and Statistica. In addition,high proficient in generating manuscript ready figures through statistics/graphics software, GraphPad Prism. Most of my formal classwork though has involved using either the software packages SAS or R to which I am proficient. 

Peer-reviwed publications

1.Nindl, B.C., FACSM, Kellogg, M.D., M.J. Khosravi, A. Diamandi, Alemany, J.A., Pietila, D.M., Young, A.J., FACSM, and J.F. Patton. Measurement of insulin-like growth factor-I during military operational stress via a filter paper blood spot assay. Diabetes, Technology and Therapeutics, 5(3): 455-461, 2003.

2.Alemany J.A., Pandorf, C.E., Montain, S.J., Castellani, J.W., Tuckow, A.P. and Nindl, B.C. Reliability assessment of lower and upper body anaerobic performance. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 19(1): 33-38, 2005.

3.Nindl, B.C., Tuckow, A.P., Alemany, J.A., Harman, E.A., Rarick, K.R., Staab, J.S., Faupel, M.L. and Khosravi, M.J. Non-invasive sampling of transdermal body fluid for the purpose of measuring insulin-like growth factor-I during exercise training. Diabetes, Technology and Therapeutics,8(2): 244-252, 2006.

4.Nindl, B.C., Alemany, J.A., Kellogg, M.D., Rood, J.S., Allison, S.A., Young, A.J. and Montain, S.J. Utility of circulating IGF-I as a biomarker for assessing body composition changes in men during periods of high physical activity superimposed upon energy and sleep restriction Journal of Applied Physiology, Jul;103(1):340-6, 2007.

5.Nindl, B.C., Barnes, B.R., Alemany, J.A., Frykman, P.N., Shippee, R.L.and Friedl, K.E. Physiological consequences of U.S. Army Ranger training. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 39(8):1380-1387, 2007.

6.Rarick, K.R., Pikosky, M.A., Gredigan, A., Smith, T.J, Alemany, J.A. and Nindl, B.C. Energy Flux, More So Than Energy Balance, Protein Intake, or Fitness Level Influences IGF-I System Responses During Seven Days of Increased Physical Activity. Journal of Applied Physiology, Nov; 103(11): 1613-1621, 2007. 

7.Welsh, T.T., Alemany, J.A., Montain, S.J, Frykman, P.N., Tuckow, A.P., Young, A.J. and Nindl, B.C. Monitoring Jump Performance during Sustained Activity. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 29(1): 45-52, 2008. 

8.Alemany, J.A., Nindl, B.C., Kellogg, M.D., Young, A.J., and Montain, S.J.,. Effects of dietary protein content on IGF-I, testosterone and body composition during eight days of severe energy deficit and arduous physical activity. Journal of Applied Physiology, 105(1): 58-64, 2008.

9.Harman, E.A., Gutekunst D.J., Frykman P.N., Sharp M.A., Nindl B.C., Alemany, J.A., Mello, R.P. Prediction of simulated battlefield physical performance from field-expedient tests. Military Medicine, 173(1): 36-41, 2008.

10.Harman, E.A., Gutekunst, D. J., Frykman, P. N., Nindl, B.C., Alemany, J.A. and R.P. Mello. Effects of two different 8-week training programs on military physical performance.The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research22(2):524-534, 2008.

11.Nindl B.C., Pierce J.R., Durkot M.J., Tuckow A.P., Kennett M.J., Nieves J.W., Cosman F., Alemany J.A., Hymer W.C. Relationship between growth hormone in vivo bioactivity, the insulin-like growth factor system and bone mineral density in young, physically fit men and women. Growth Hormone & IGF Research. 18(5): 439-445, 2008.

12.Pierce, J.P., Alemany, J.A., Rarick, K.D., Tuckow, A.P., Harman, E.A. and Nindl, B.C. Effects of acute and chronic exercise on disulfide-linked growth hormone variants. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 41(3): 581-587, 2009.

13.Urso, M.L., Pierce, J.P., Alemany, J.A., Harman, E.A. and Nindl, B.C. Effects of exercise training on the matrix metalloprotease response to acute exercise. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 106(5):655-663, 2009.

14.Nindl, B.C., Alemany, J.A., Tuckow, A.P., Kellogg, M.D., Sharp, M.A., Patton, J.P. Kellogg, M.D.,Effects of Exercise Mode and Duration on 24-h IGF-I System Recovery Responses. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 41(6):1261-1270, 2009.

15.Karl, J.P., Alemany, J.A., Koenig, C., Kraemer, W.J., Frystyk, J., Flyvberg, A., Young, A.J. and Nindl, B.C. Diet, body composition, and physical fitness influences on IGF-I bioactivity. Growth Hormone & IGF-I Research. 9(6):491-496, 2009.

16.Combined resistance and endurance training improves physical capacity and performance on tactical occupational tasks. Hendrickson N.R., Sharp M.A., Alemany J.A., Walker L.A., Harman E.A., Spiering B.A., Hatfield D.L., Yamamoto L.M., Maresh C.M., Kraemer W.J., andNindl B.C. . European Journal of Applied Physiology. 109(6): 1197-1208, 2010.

17.Circulating bioactive and immunoreactive IGF-I remain stable despite fitness improvements after 8 weeks of resistance, aerobic and combined exercise training.. Nindl B.C., Alemany J.A., Tuckow A.P., Rarick K.R., Staab J.S., Kraemer W.J., Maresh C.M., Spiering B.A., Hatfield D., Flyvbjerg A., and Frystyk J.F. Journal of Applied Physiology. 109(1):112-120, 2010.

Presentations

1.Alemany, J.A., Nindl, B.C., FACSM, Frykman, P.N., Ross, T.A., Young, A.J., FACSM and Montain, S.J., FACSM. Jump performance characteristics following eight days of intensive military field physical training. Presented at Regional New England American College of Sports Medicine, Free Communications, November, 2002.

2.Alemany, J.A., Pandorf, C.E., Montain, S.J., FACSM, Castellani, J.W., FACSM, Tuckow, A.P. and Nindl, B.C., FACSM. Reliability assessment of lower and upper body anaerobic performance. Presented at Regional New England American College of Sports Medicine, Free Communications, November, 2003.

3.Alemany, J.A., Kellogg, M.D., Sharp, M.A., Tuckow, A.P., Staab, J.S., Patton J.F. and Nindl, B.C., FACSM. Twenty-four hour serum testosterone concentrations following acute moderate and high-volume resistance exercise. Presented at American College of Sports Medicine Conference, National Meeting, June, 2004.

4.Alemany, J.A. Possibilities for professional growth in the military medical field: U.S. Army Research institute of Environmental Medicine’s biological research assistant track.Presented at Northeastern University, Mar 2007

5.Alemany, J.A.Physical performance testing for military populations. Presented the Institut de Mèdecine Aérospatiale du Servíce de Santé des Armées (IMASSA), Department of Physiology. Sept, 2007.

6.Alemany, J.A. The use of IGF-I for monitoring metabolic and physical stress during sustained military operations. Presented at East Carolina University, Bioenergetics and Physiology departments. Nov, 2007.

7.Alemany, J.A. Effects of resistance, aerobic and combined exercise training on immunoreactive vs. bioassayable IGF-I. Presented at New England American College of Sports Medicine, regional conference. Nov, 2007.

8.Alemany, J.A., Frystyk, J., Tuckow, A.P., Spiering, B.A., Hatfield, D.S., Staab, J.S., Chen, J.W., Flyvberg, A., Maresh, C.M., Kraemer, W.J., Nindl, B.C. Effects Of Resistance, Aerobic And Combined Exercise Training On Immunoreactive Vs. Bioassayable IGF-I. Presented at American College of Sports Medicine Conference, National Meeting by Nindl, B.C., May 2008. 

Honors, awards and decorations

  • Graduate fellowship (2011-present), South Carolina Public Health Training Center. Awarded by Office of Public Health Practice via the Department of Health and Environmental Control. Awarded for clinical and molecular epidemiological survey of influenza.
  • Graduate assistantship (2010-present), University of South Carolina, Columbia. Awarded by Dr. J. Mark Davis via Dr. Saundra Glover. Awarded for Soldier Health Promotion to Examine & Reduce Health Disparities.
  • Graduate assistantship (2008-2010), University of South Carolina, Columbia. Awarded by Dr. J. Mark Davis via Department of Defense grant for biomedical research.
  • South Carolina National Guard Scholarship (2009-2010), Awarded by the South Carolina National Guard for exceptional academic performance while serving in the National Guard.
  • Army Commendation Medal (2008). Presented by MG George Weightman. Awarded for extraordinary scientific acumen, warrior and research ethos and dedication to the organization’s mission resulting in major scientific contributions that positively impact the health and physical performance of the Soldier.
  • Army Achievement Medal (2007) Presented by COL Beau J. Freund. Awarded for serving as the program organizer and coordinator of the 2007 Army Emergency Relief campaign for Soldier Systems Center and U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick, MA.
  • The Good Conduct Medal (2007) Presented by COL Beau J. Freund - Awarded for exemplary honor, efficiency and fidelity in active federal military service.
  • Army Achievement Medal (2006) Presented by COL Karl E. Friedl - Awarded for providing intellectual and scientific contribution for the accomplishment and publication of four peer-reviewed manuscripts.
  • Army Achievement Medal (2005) Presented by COL Karl E. Friedl - Awarded for being named the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine Soldier of the Year in 2004 in recognition of impeccable appearance and military bearing, as well as knowledge of military and world affairs .
  • Army Achievement Medal (2005) Presented by COL Karl E. Friedl - Awarded for submitting one first author manuscript.
  • Certificate of Achievement (2004) Presented by COL Karl E. Friedl - Awarded for participating in data collection of physical performance data for light wheel mechanics.
  • The Good Conduct Medal (2004) Presented by COL Karl E. Friedl - Awarded for exemplary honor, efficiency and fidelity in active federal military service.
  • Army Achievement Medal (2003) Presented by COL Karl E. Friedl - Awarded for outstanding efforts in support of research objectives for the Military Performance Division via submitting one first author manuscript, co-authoring one manuscript and co- authoring five abstracts.
  • Certificate of Achievement (2002) Presented by COL Karl E. Friedl - Awarded in recognition for participation in a volunteer project to benefit America’s Walk for Diabetes.
  • Certificate of Achievement (2002) Presented by COL Martin D. Morris - Awarded for outstanding performance of ward rounds phlebotomy.
  • Certificate of Achievement (2001) Presented by LTC Timothy A. Newcomer - Awarded for exceptionally meritorious achievement in being on the Commandant’s List (top twenty percent of the class).

Published abstracts

1.Masamoto, N; Larson, Gates, T, Alemany, J.A.; Faigenbaum, A.D. Effects of different testing protocols on the expression of maximal strength trained male athletes. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 34(5): Suppl S152, 2002.

2.Nindl, B.C., Alemany, J.A.,Pietila, D.M., Kellogg, M.D., Young, A.J., and Montain, S.J. Protein intake attenuates the decline in IGF-I during physical training and caloric restriction. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 35(5): Suppl 1365, 2003.

3.Ross, T.A Alemany, J.A., Georgalis, J.H., Marchitelli, L.J., Montain, S.J., Nindl, B.C., and Young, A.J., Dietary protein supplementation during military operational stress and underfeeding:Effects on lean body mass. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 35(5): Suppl 561, 2003.

4.Alemany, J.A., Nindl, B.C., Kellogg, M.D., Young, A.J., and Montain, S.J. Testosterone responses to near-continuous physical activity and caloric restriction:Effects of dietary protein. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 35(5): Suppl 1847, 2003.

5.Frykman, P.N., Alemany, J.A.,Nindl, B.C., T.A. Ross, Young, A.J., and Montain, S.J..Jump performance characteristics following eight days of military operational stress. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 35(5): Suppl 732, 2003.

6.Alemany, J.A., Pietila, D.M., Montain, S.J., Kellogg, M.D., Young, A.J., and Nindl, B.C.. Testosterone responses to near-continuous physical and caloric restriction:Effects of dietary protein. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 35(5): Suppl 1848, 2003.

7.Frykman, P.N., Alemany, J.A., Nindl, B.C.,, Ross, T.A., Young, A.J. and Montain, S.J.. Jump performance characteristics following eight days of militaryoperational stress. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 35(5): Suppl 1848, 2003.

8.Pietila, D.M. Alemany, J.A., Montain, S.J., Kellogg, M.D., Young, A.J. Rood, J.R. and Nindl, B.C.,. IGF-I ternary components more reliably track underfeeding stress than conventional nutritional biomarkers Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 35(5): Suppl 1848, 2003.

9.Nindl, B.C., Tuckow, A.P., Alemany, J.A., Kellogg, M.D., Sharp, M.A., Young, A.J., Mello R.P. and Patton, J.F. IGF-I System responses following differing volumes of acute resistance and aerobic exercise. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 36(5): Suppl 1663, 2004.

10.Alemany, J.A., Kellogg, M.D., Sharp, M.A., Tuckow, A.P., Staab, J.S., Patton, J.F. and Nindl, B.C. Twenty-four hour serum testosterone concentrations following acute moderate and high-volume resistance exercise. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 36(5), Suppl 1660, 2004.

11.Santamore, J., Gorman, L.C., Martin, J., Martin-Pressman, R.M., Tuckow, A.P., Nindl, B.C., Alemany, J.A., and Vukovich, M. Increased dietary protein and exercise training is associated with improved plasma leptin, body fat distribution and cardiovascular risk in obese men and women. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, 18(5): A131, 2004.

12.Welsh T.T., Alemany, J.A., Montain, S.J., Frykman, P.N., Young, A.J. and Nindl B.C. Jump performance may assess performance decrements associated with overreaching following near-continuous activity. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 18(4): e20, 2004.

13.Welsh T.T., Alemany, J.A., Kellogg, M.D., Sharp, M.A., Tuckow, A.P., Staab, J.S., Rarick, K.R. and Nindl B.C. Glycemic control following acute aerobic and resistance exercise. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 37(5): Suppl S261, 2005.

14.Rarick, K.R., Tuckow, A.P., Alemany, J.A., Staab, J.S., Welsh, T.T., Sharp, M.A., Kellogg, M.D. and Nindl, B.C. Exercise mode and volume differentially affect growth hormone and lutenizing hormone secretion pattern. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 37(5): Suppl S352, 2005.

15.Nindl, B.C., Alemany, J.A., Staab, J.S., Tuckow, A.P., Welsh, T.T. Gutenkunst, D.J., Frykman, P.N. and Harman, E.A. differential IGF-I system responses following 8 weeks of resistance vs. generalized physical training in men. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 38(5): Suppl S991, 2006.

16.Rarick, K.R., Pikosky, M.A., Young, A.J., Gredigan, A., Smith T.S., Staab, J.S., Alemany, J.A., Tuckow, A.P., Mathow M.M., Glickman, E. and Nindl B.C. The effect of protein intake on the IGF-I responses to a 7-day exercise-induced negative energy balance. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 38(5): Suppl S2573, 2006.

17.Sharp, M.A., Pietila, D.M., Alemany, J.A., Rarick, K.R., Staab, J.S., Nindl, B.C., Kraemer, W.J., Spiering, B.A., Hatfield, D.L. and Maresh C.M. Comparison of three training programs for improving repetitive lifting performance in women. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 38(5): Suppl S2451, 2006.

18.Harman, E.A., Frykman, P.N., Gutenkunst, D.J., Nindl, B.C. and Alemany, J.A. U.S. Army standardized physical training vs. a weightlifting-based program. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 38(5): Suppl 1722, 2006.

19.Alemany, J.A., Welsh, T.T., Kraemer, W.J., Spiering, B.A, Hatfield, D.L, Yamamoto, L.M., Staab, J.S., Evans, R.K., Sharp, M.A., Harman, E.A., Maresh, C.M. and Nindl, B.C. Strength and power development in women:Individual vs. combined effects of resistance and aerobic training. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 38(5): Suppl 1661, 2006.

20.Alemany, J.A., Pikosky, M.A., Young, A.J., Staab, J.S., Smith, T.J., Gredigan, A., Mathow, M.M., Tuckow, A.P., Glickman, E. and Nindl, B.C. IGF-I system responses following 7 days of aerobic exercise: Energy balance vs. energy deficit. (Presented at the Endocrine Society, 2006. Poster no. P2-122).

21.Nindl, B.C., Tuckow, A.P., Harman, E.A., Rarick, K.R., Alemany, J.A., Staab, J.S.,Faupel, M.L. and Khosravi, M.J. Non-invasive sampling of interstitial fluid for the purpose of measuring IGF -I during exercise training. FASEB J. 20: A1247.

22.Nindl, B.C. Increases in total IGF-I and decreases in free IGF-I are only transient during acute exercise: effects of 8 weeks of physical training. Growth Hormone and IGF-I Research, 16 (Suppl), Nov 2006.

23.Rarick, K.D., Pikosky, M.A. Young, A.J., Gredigan, A., Smith, T.J., Staab, J.S., Alemany, J.A., Glickman, E., Nindl, B.C. Insulin-Like Growth Factor-I System Response To Increased Energy Flux: Low versus High Aerobic Fitness: Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 39(5) Suppl:S456, May 2007.

24.Alemany, J.A., Nindl, B.C., Barnes, B.R., Shippee, R.L., Friedl, K.F. Somatotrophic Hormonal Responses after U.S. Army Ranger Training and Relationship to Changes in Body Composition: Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 39(5) Suppl: S203, May 2007.

25.Pierce, J.R., Staab, J.S., Tuckow, A.P., Alemany, J.A., Rarick, K.D., Murphy, N.M., Harman, E.A., Nindl, B.C.Growth Hormone Release During and Following Acute Resistance Exercise Includes Disulfide-linked Aggregates: Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 39(5) Suppl: S58-S59, May 2007.

26.Nindl, B.C., Alemany, J.A., Tuckow, A.P., Staab, J.S., Rarick, K.R., Spiering, B.A., Hatfield, D.L., Maresh, C.M., Kraemer, W.J.Resistance Training, But Not Aerobic Exercise Training Attenuates the IGFBP-1 Response to Acute Resistance Exercise: Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 39(5) Suppl: S59, May 2007.

27.Harman, E.A., Frykman, P.M., Gutekunst, D.J., Nindl, B.C, Alemany, J.A. Prediction of Military Physical Performance from Basic Physical Tests. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 39(5) Suppl: S202, May 2007.

28.Frykman, P.N., Harman, E.A., Gutekunst, D.J., Sharp, M.A., Alemany, J.A., Spiering, B.A., Hatfield, D.S., Maresh, C.M., Kraemer, W...J., Nindl, B.C. Predicting Obstacle Course Performance of Women Using Less Complex Physiological and Performance Tests. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 39(5) Suppl: S203, May 2007.

29.Nindl, B.C., Alemany, J.A., Pierce, J.R., Tuckow, A.P., Rarick, K.D., Staab, J.S., Harman, E.A., Khosravi, J. The Effects Of Acute And Chronic Exercise Training On IGFBP-3 Proteolysis. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 40(5) Suppl: S105, May 2008.

30.Alemany, J.A., Frystyk, J., Tuckow, A.P., Spiering, B.A., Hatfield, D.S., Staab, J.S., Chen, J.W., Flyvberg, A., Maresh, C.M., Kraemer, W.J., Nindl, B.C. Effects Of Resistance, Aerobic And Combined Exercise Training On Immunoreactive Vs. Bioassayable IGF-I. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 40(5) Suppl: S105, May 2008.

31.Pierce, J.R., Urso, M.U., Alemany, J.A., Harman, E.A. Nindl, B.C. Matrix Metalloproteinase-3 And -9 Responses to Acute Heavy Resistance Exercise Are Dependent On The Mode Of Chronic Exercise Training. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 40(5) Suppl: S83, May 2008.

Certifications

Certifications
May 2005 - Present

Primary leadership development course

U.S. Army
Jul 2006 - Present

Advanced Models Analysis of Variance

PASW (formerly SPSS)
Oct 2004 - Present

Using SPSS for Statistical Analysis

PASW (formerly SPSS)
Jun 2007 - Present

Advanced Techniques: Regression Models

PASW (formerly SPSS)
May 2006 - Present

Immunoassay theory and practical experience

Diagnostic System Laboratories
Dec 2000 - Nov 2013

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

National Strength and Conditioning Association