August 2007

Robert Kistenberg, MPH, CP, FAAOP was featured in the September 1, 2007 issue of the O&P Business News in a article on his work in creating and managing a prosthetics clinic in Belize entitled. The article was entitled, “O&P Overseas: Lessons Learned Working Abroad”.

The Georgia Tech MSPO Program was represented at the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics 12th World Congress held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada July 29-August 3. Students Missy Malkush and Kristin Carnahan (MSPO class of 2008), alumni Andrew Allison and Lee Childers (MSPO class of 2007) and faculty Christopher Hovorka, MS, CPO, FAAOP and Robert Kistenberg, MPH, CP, FAAOP all attended.

Lee Childers presented his research entitled, ‚ÄúPedaling asymmetry in unilateral transtibial amputee cyclists and the effect of prosthetic foot stiffness.”

Christopher Hovorka worked with faculty and administrators from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and representatives from the prosthetics and orthotics profession of several Canadian provinces in leading a discussion on considerations in the transition of schools to offering the entry level master’s degree in prosthetics and orthotics.

Robert Kistenberg delivered two presentations entitled, “Results from a formative evaluation towards establishing a sustainable prosthetic and orthotic industry in Belize” and “Amputation prevention strategies in developing nations: a study of Belize”. Serving as chair of the United States national member society of the ISPO, Mr. Kistenberg also led the meeting of all U.S. delegates.