The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) board of directors and the Center for Orthotic and Prosthetic Learning and Outcomes/Evidence-Based Practice (COPL) has selected its 2020-2021 COPL grant recipients.
The recipients are as follows:
- Sarah R. Chang, PhD: Develop Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines for Vacuum-Assisted Socket Suspension Systems
- Jonathan D. Day: Non-invasive method for quantifying progress of healing after transtibial amputation: a pilot study
- Michael Dillon, PhD: Describe the population receiving orthotic/prosthetic services using telehealth, and their experience and satisfaction with those services
- Erik Hansen, MD: The Effect of Osteoarthritis Bracing on Community Involvement, A Pilot Study
- Natalie Harold, CPO: Development of a Customizable Outcome Measures Electronic Toolkit (COMET)
- Rebecca M. Miro, PhD, CP, MBA, CRA: Prosthetic, functional, and clinical outcomes among female amputees: A scoping project to include a systematic review and 10-year retrospective record review of female Veterans with limb loss
“There is a modest amount of original orthotics and prosthetics evidence-based or outcomes research. AOPA is thrilled to be able to address this gap and provide funding through COPL to original pilot research,” said Shane Wurdeman, PhD, CP, FAAOP(D), AOPA research chair.
Since its inception in 2009, COPL has awarded funds for 51 pilot studies totaling over $700,000. AOPA provides the funding to the grantees as well administrative support to the COPL Board.