The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) has named the winners of its annual student poster awards.
Tyler Klenow is the recipient of the fifth annual Otto and Lucille Becker Award for his orthotic abstract, “A Functional Comparison of a Carbon Fiber AFO and Two Modular KAFO Conditions Using Outcome Measures in a Veteran Subject with Traumatic Brain Injury.” Klenow is a resident at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, Tampa, Florida, and graduated from the Master of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics program at Eastern Michigan University.
Lisa Abernathy, a student in the Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics program at Alabama State University, is the recipient of the fifth annual Edwin and Kathryn Arbogast Award for her prosthetic abstract, “Going Back In Time: A Content Analysis on the Media Portrayal of Characters With Antiquated Prostheses.”
The purpose of these awards is to honor two meritorious scientific papers submitted for presentation as a poster during the AOPA National Assembly and to encourage students and residents to display outstanding posters at the AOPA Annual Assembly. The award recipients are invited to present their posters at the National Assembly, and are entitled to a $500 cash award, complimentary Assembly registration, up to three nights of hotel accommodations, airfare to the Assembly, and recognition during the awards ceremony. These awards are made possible by endowments from Becker Orthopedic, Troy, Michigan, and WillowWood, Mt. Sterling, Ohio.