NUPOC welcomes new faculty members

The Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center announced that John T. Brinkmann, CPO/L, MA and Nydia Marzán-Harding, CPO/L will be joining the faculty as full-time members.

Marzán-Harding earned her undergraduate degree from the Florida Institute of Technology and received her certification from NUPOC. Her clinical interests include orthotic management of adolescent scoliosis and pediatric plagiocephaly and combining computer-aided design with microprocessor-controlled knee mechanisms to enhance prosthetic rehabilitation.

Brinkmann received his degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and has been a practicing clinician in Illinois since 1999. In addition to directing a residency program in Peoria, Ill., he chairs the AAOP Gait Society and has been named a Fellow in that organization.

Both Marzán-Harding and Brinkmann are joining the NUPOC staff for the inaugural Master’s in Prosthetics and Orthotics program expected in begin in July 2013. Until then, they will provide classroom and laboratory instruction for the remaining post-graduate certificate programs.

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