NAAOP Names 2020 Fellows, Postpones Program

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The National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP) Fellowship selection committee and board announced the 2020 summer fellows. Nikki Grace-Strader and Lucas DeLuca were selected out of six candidates.


Grace-Strader has a transfemoral amputation and has undergone osseointegration surgery. Her experience through healthcare and rehabilitation will inform her advocacy for O&P patient care. DeLuca had a transfemoral amputation when he was two years old. He has a master's degree in disability studies. 


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NAAOP postponed this year's Fellowship program until the summer of 2021. If Grace-Strader and DeLuca are available in 2021, they will remain in the program.