AOPA: Send us your ideas for pilot programs

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Friday, March 3, 2017

WASHINGTON – The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association, in partnership with the Center for O&P Learning & Evidence-Based Practice, has unveiled its 2017 requests for proposals for research. AOPA plans to give $15,000 each to four pilot programs in 16 potential areas of interest, including the effectiveness of custom vs. off-the-shelf ankle foot orthoses (AFOs), and the effect of prosthetic components on community activity level. “AOPA is dedicated to advancing the O&P evidence base, and these pilot grants give researchers a great opportunity to start projects that they can build on to secure more funding from NIH and other sources,” said Michael Oros, president of AOPA. “We have seen several researchers go on to publishe their COPL-funded research, which speaks to the high quality of the research that is resulting from these funds.”