August 2009

Lee Childers (MSPO Class of 2007) and current student in the PhD program in Applied Physiology with focus in Prosthetics and Orthotics, co-authored a research article with Robert Kistenberg, MPH, CP, LP, FAAOP and Robert Gregor, PhD, entitled, The biomechanics of cycling with a transtibial amputation: Recommendations for prosthetic design and direction for future research. The article appears in the journal, Prosthetics and Orthotics International 2009, volume 33, number 3, pages 256-271.

Robert Kistenberg, MPH, CP, LP, FAAOP and Boris Priloutski, PhD were a co-authors on a recent publication in the Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development entitled: Mathematical modeling and mechanical and histopathological testing of porous prosthetic pylon for direct skeletal attachment. Read the article here. This publication was a result of work they have been doing on direct skeletal attachment of prostheses also known as osseointegration.

Robert Kistenberg, MPH, CP, FAAOP, Coordinator of Prosthetics in the MSPO program recently wrote of his experiences traveling to Iran as part of international efforts to provide outreach education and clinical services in the middle east. Read more here.

The MSPO Program welcomes the class of 2011. The Orientation Week activities concluded with the annual white coat ceremony in which the faculty and staff as well as the MSPO class of 2010 welcomed the incoming MSPO students. The students received the keynote address by the president of the Georgia Society of Orthotists and Prosthetists, James Young, CP, LP, FAAOP, were welcomed by the director of the MSPO program, Christopher Hovorka and received a welcome address by the chair of the School of Applied Physiology, Richard Nichols. All incoming students recognized and adopted the practitioner’s oath. See pictures here.