The Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation has received a $100,000 donation from the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics Inc.
The funds will be used to provide student scholarship and resident travel awards beginning in 2015 and will continue for a minimum of 5 years. Full details of the award programs will be announced in the coming months.
“This incredibly generous donation demonstrates [American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics Inc.] ABC’s dedication to excellence in orthotics and prosthetics, Don Katz, MHA, CO/L, FAAOP, chair of The Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation (OPERF), stated in a press release. “We are thrilled to partner with ABC to enhance the opportunities that OPERF can offer to students and residents.”
Curt A. Bertram, CO, FAAOP, president of ABC, stated, “ABC, like OPERF, is committed to promoting education and development in O&P. We are proud to partner with OPERF to sponsor these awards that will foster the success of future practitioners.”