April 2007

The following MSPO students (class of 2007) presented their research at the Georgia Society of Orthotists and Prosthetists Annual Meeting which was well received by the attendees:

  • Yi Ying Tsai

    Asymmetric Stability Margin of Postural Responses to Perturbation in Unilateral Transtibial Amputees

  • Ronald Roiz

    Neuromechanical Adaptations in Joint Stiffness when Hopping with a SL-AFO

  • Sean Zeller

    Stiffness Properties of Prosthetic Feet under Cross-Slope Conditions

  • Lee Childers

    Pedaling Asymmetry in Unilateral Transtibial Amputee Cyclists and the Effect of Prosthetic Foot Stiffness

  • Andrew Allison

    Impact of the Running Specific Prosthesis on the Exercise Intensity and Running Economy of Amputees During Level Treadmill Running

  • Andrew Curran

    The Capacity of the Prosthetic Profession to Provide Lower Extremity Prosthetic Limbs within the State of Georgia

Leigh Pipkin won the award of Best Second Year Student in the Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics Program. The award was presented at the Georgia Tech College of Sciences Annual Faculty and Student Recognition Luncheon on April 14. Leigh has exhibited exemplary research on spinal cord injuries and as a graduate research assistant. She has also taken on a leadership role within the Women of Prosthetics and Orthotics society and in the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists.

Also honored at the event were:

  • Robert Gregor, PhD, Chairman and Professor of the School of Applied Physiology was elected Fellow in the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education (AAKPE), for his significant contributions in scholarly writing and his leadership to the profession over the at last 10 years.
  • Christopher Hovorka, MS, CPO, FAAOP for his election as a Fellow into the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, for his distinction within the Academy and his service within the academic and public communities.
  • Andrew Allison (MSPO class of 2007) and Calli Vance (MSPO class of 2008) were also recognized at the Luncheon as recipients of the First Annual Craig and Joy Lentzsch Scholarship Award in Prosthetics and Orthotics.

Christopher Hovorka, MS, CPO, FAAOP contributed to the article on Evidence Based Practice, Talking the Talk, Walking the Walk published in The Academy Today, Volume 3, Number 2, April 2007.

Chelan Pedrow published her final article in the O&P Edge magazine. Read her article entitled, “Life’s Interruptions and Course Changes.”

Robert Kistenberg, MPH, CP, FAAOP presented his involvement in international P&O at the meeting, Reaching Beyond our Borders 2007 in Cancun, Mexico on February 1-3, 2007. Read the April 2007 O&P Edge article covering the event.