The Northwestern University Prosthetics/Orthotics Center (NUPOC) has a new address in a historic, Chicago landmark, according to a press release. The new facility is custom-designed and houses the prosthetics/orthotics education program, the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Prosthetics and Orthotics, the Prosthetics/Orthotics Research Laboratory, and the Jesse Brown VA Chicago Motion Analysis Research Laboratory.
“The purposeful unification of education with research programs enables NUPOC to provide superlative P&O training that seamlessly meshes new knowledge with best practice,” R.J. Garrick stated in a press release.
NUPOC’s blended learning certificate program for orthotics or prosthetics can be completed in three academic quarters. On or before January 2013, NUPOC will begin offering a 2-year master’s degree program in prosthetics and orthotics.
“From its ideal location adjacent to the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, NUPOC will continue to be a cornerstone of excellence as it prepares new prosthetists and orthotists to enter the field and actively integrates state-of-the-art P&O research into clinical practice,” Garrick stated.
NUPOC officially opened its doors at the new location on Sept. 7.