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FALLS CHURCH, VA —The Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation (OPERF) and the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) are proud to announce the recipients of the 2022 inaugural ABC Student Poster Prizes.

Prizes are awarded for first, second, and third place; $1,000, $850, and $650, respectively. Each recipient was selected for their research presented in poster format at the 2022 American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists’ (the Academy) Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium on March 2-5 in Atlanta, GA. All student posters accepted for presentation at the 2022 Academy Meeting were automatically considered for the contest.

The OPERF Research Committee judging criteria included the quality and thoroughness of the research, originality, and independence of the contributions, significance and timeliness of the research results, and the depth of understanding of the research topic.

“OPERF is grateful to ABC for its sponsorship of these prizes and partnership in investing in future O&P practitioners,” said Donald Katz, MHA, CO/L, FAAOP, chair of the OPERF board of directors. “The OPERF board of directors would also like to extend its appreciation to all those who served as clinical and scientific reviewers for this year’s submissions. Their guidance and support ensure that all applicants receive constructive feedback to help them grow further in their research interest endeavors.


The Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation (OPERF) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit foundation established to raise the standards of education and research in the orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) profession. Contributions made to OPERF are tax-deductible to the full extent the law allows. To learn more about OPERF, visit

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The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, & Pedorthics is the comprehensive credentialing organization whose mission is to establish and advocate for the highest patient care and organizational standards in the provision of safe and effective orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic services. To learn more, please visit