The National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) announced that Tyler Klenow, CO, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2016 Larry Lange Travel Fellowship Award.
The fund was established in 2007 in honor and memory of Larry Lange, CPO, FAAOP. The purpose of the award is to provide individuals beginning their O&P careers with an opportunity to further enrich their education and professional development in a particular aspect of orthotic and/or prosthetic care. The $2,000 award is to be used for travel and meeting registration fees for professional O&P conferences/activities.
Klenow, a newly certified orthotist and current prosthetic resident at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, Tampa, Florida, is also a research consultant with the Prosthetic & Amputee Rehabilitation & Research (PARR) Foundation. After just one year of involvement with the PARR Foundation, he has been involved in submitting 12 manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications, including four systematic literature reviews that are currently in review or revision. He also assisted in the assembly and submission of numerous grant applications, which resulted in the award of a $45,000 grant from the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) for a systematic review, two $15,000 pilot grants from the Center for O&P Learning & Evidence-Based Practice (COPL), and funding of $1.35 million for a randomized clinical trial from the U.S. Department of Defense.
Following his prosthetic residency, Klenow will serve as clinical services manager with Brevard Prosthetics & Orthotics, Ft. Myers, Florida.