NCOPE Announces 2021 Fellowship Award Winner

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The National Commission on Orthotic & Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) announced Hannah Clark as the winner of the 2021 Larry Lange Travel Fellowship Award. Clark is a Baylor College of Medicine orthotics and prosthetics resident. She served as the interim warehouse manager for Limbs for Life, helping provide prostheses free of charge to patients without insurance and completed a field study on orthotic and prosthetic care disparities in Native American communities.

Clark will use the award to go with Operation Namaste to teach Nepalese prosthetists to make gel liners for less than $50 without electricity or clean water. She has spent the last two years partnering with Operation Namaste and the University of Washington conducting materials tests that correspond to stresses liners undergo throughout the gait cycle and confirming that Namaste Liners act similarly to commercially available gel liners.