May 2010

MSPO adjunct clinical faculty honored- Karl Barner, CPO, LPO was selected as a finalist in the “Allied Health Professional” category of the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Health Care Heroes Awards. Read the article here.

Congratulations to MSPO students, Molly Hill (class of 2010) and Michael Cope (class of 2011) who each were selected as this year’s Craig and Joy Guidry Scholarship recipients. The award provides $1000 to one member of each class year. Students were selected based upon current accomplishments as well as career goals and aspirations in the profession of Orthotics and Prosthetics.

That’s a Wrap- for the 7th time. The MSPO Class of 2010, the 7th graduating class celebrated their completion of the program and were awarded their degrees following a Recognition Reception on May 7. Photos of graduates are available on the Graduates Page

Faculty presents in Germany –  Robert Kistenberg and representatives from the Prosthetics Research Lab (Dr. Samer Tawfik and Shayne Kondor (Georgia Tech), Dr. Michael Terk (Emory University) and MSPO 2010 graduate Ellenor Brown presented four papers at the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics XIII World Congress in Leipzig, Germany.

“Utilization of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Segmentation and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to Automate and Optimize Fabrication of Prosthetic Sockets.”

“Lower Limb Prosthetics I:  Constructing an Anatomically-Correct Structural Model of the Residual Limb”

“Lower Limb Prosthetics II: Analysis and Design Considerations of a Prosthetic Socket”

“Computer Aided Fabrication of a Carbon Fiber Prosthetic Limb Socket”.

Faculty Comments Regarding BCI- Christopher Hovorka commented on an article involving the use of Brain Controlled Interfaces for stroke survivors. His comments were published in the May 1, 2010 edition of the O&P Business News.