The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) announced that Tiffany Graham, MSPO, CPO/L, FAAOP; Kelly Millay, MPO; and Andreas Hahn, PhD, MSc, are the recipients of 2019 Howard R. Thranhardt Awards. The winners will present their research at AOPA’s National Assembly in San Diego on September 26.
Graham and Millay will present “Significant Factors in Orthotic Treatment of Asymmetrical Brachycephaly.” Graham received her bachelor’s degree in engineering science from Trinity University and her master’s in prosthetics and orthotics from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She has focused her career in pediatric orthotics and has over ten years of experience treating cranial deformations. She is an instructor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, vice-chair of the Academy’s Craniofacial Society, and recipient of the 2018 Thranhardt Award.
Millay received her bachelor’s degree in bioengineering from University of Louisville and her master’s in prosthetics and orthotics from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She is an orthotic resident at the University of California at San Francisco and a member of the Academy’s Craniofacial Society. Her research interest focuses on cranial deformations.
Hahn will present “The Use of Health Economic Instruments to Evaluate Prosthetic Services: Experience With Over 400 Patients in Germany and India.” He is a corporate vice president of clinical research and services at Ottobock, headquartered in Duderstadt, Germany. Hahn is a physicist at Oxford University, has over 20 years of experience in leading positions in the medical device industry, and was a 2014 Thranhardt Award winner.