The Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation (OPERF) and the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) are proud to announce the recipients of the 2022 inaugural ABC Student Poster Prizes.
Prizes are awarded for first, second, and third place; $1,000, $850, and $650, respectively. Each recipient was selected for their research presented in poster format at the 2022 American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (the Academy) Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium on March 2-5 in Atlanta, GA. All student posters accepted for presentation at the 2022 Academy Meeting were automatically considered for the contest.
Faculty advisor: Mathew Major, PhD
A Literature Review on the Effects of Slope-Adaptive Prosthetic Feet on Gait Performance in Unilateral Transtibial Prosthesis Users
Sophia Mancini (left) and Shannon Everly (right)
Eastern Michigan University
Faculty advisor: Frank Fedel, MS
Enhancing O&P Education with Unlimited Access to Gait Analysis Using Virtual Reality
Eastern Michigan University
Faculty advisors: Frank Fedel, MS; Nathan Kerns, CPO
Sustainable Material Alternatives for Prosthetic Sockets
The OPERF Research Committee judging criteria included the quality and thoroughness of the research, originality, and independence of the contributions, significance and timeliness of the research results, and the depth of understanding of the research topic.
"OPERF is grateful to ABC for its sponsorship of these prizes and partnership in investing in future O&P practitioners," said Donald Katz, MHA, CO/L, FAAOP, chair of the OPERF board of directors. "The OPERF board of directors would also like to extend its appreciation to all those who served as clinical and scientific reviewers for this year's submissions. Their guidance and support ensure that all applicants receive constructive feedback to help them grow further in their research interest endeavors."
The Orthotic and Prosthetic Foundation for Education and Research (The Foundation) is excited to announce that the 2024 Chester Haddon Scholarship will begin accepting applications on March 4.
ABC and NCOPE are working to advance the process of becoming a CPO by transitioning to new residency standards and certification exams that require both disciplines.
In proud partnership with The Foundation, we are pleased to recognize and congratulate the recipients of the 2024 ABC Orthotist & Prosthetist Scholarship and Scholarship for O&P Diversity.
ABC, in partnership with The Orthotics and Prosthetics Foundation for Education and Research, would like to congratulate Jessica Smit, CPO, as the recipient of the 2024 ABC Resident Travel Award.
The ABC Board of Directors recently took action to create a pathway for future pedorthists to receive approved education and pursue a career in pedorthics.
In partnership with The Orthotics and Prosthetics Foundation for Education and Research, we take great pride in congratulating the recipients of the inaugural 2023 ABC O&P Technician Scholarships and Scholarships for O&P Technician Diversity.
The Orthotics and Prosthetics Foundation for Education and Research (The Foundation) and the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) are proud to announce the recipients of the 2023 ABC Student Poster Prizes.
ABC, in partnership with The Orthotics and Prosthetics Foundation for Education and Research (The O&P Foundation), would like to congratulate Bria Collins as the recipient of the 2022 ABC Resident Travel Award.