The BADER Consortium’s scientific cores director, Kenton Kaufman, Ph.D., was recently honored with the 2014 Research Award at the 40th Academy Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP).
Here is a bit more info from the Mayo Clinic, where Kaufman is based:
The award is intended to recognize members performing the most outstanding research in the field of orthotics and prosthetics. The research must have been documented and published or presented as a part of an Academy-sponsored scientific education program within the previous three years.
About Dr. Kaufman
Kenton Kaufman, Ph.D., joined the staff of Mayo Clinic in Rochester in 1996. He is a Consultant in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery with a joint appointment in the Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering. He holds the academic rank of Professor of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Kaufman is the Director of the Biomechanics-Motion Analysis Laboratory at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, and he is recognized with the distinction of a named professorship, the W. Hall Wendel, Jr., Musculoskeletal Research Professorship. Dr. Kaufman is also a registered professional engineer.
Dr. Kaufman’s research focus is on the biomechanics of human movement. He currently holds several grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense for projects aimed at improving the mobility of disabled individuals. Dr. Kaufman has worked over the past two decades to advance both prosthetic and orthotic care. He is the co-inventor of the SensorWalk, a stance-control orthosis on the commercial market. He has also conducted research on microprocessor-controlled knees and provided testimony to the insurance industry, which resulted in reimbursement for microprocessor-controlled knees. Currently, Dr. Kaufman is the co-principal investigator of a national consortium aimed at orthopedic rehabilitation of Wounded Warriors.
The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists was founded in 1970 to expand the scientific and educational attainments of professional practitioners in the disciplines of orthotics and prosthetics. AAOP is dedicated to promoting professionalism and advancing the standards of patient care through education, literature, research, advocacy, and collaboration.
We extend a sincere congratulations to Dr. Kaufman! Stay tuned for a Q&A with him here soon, where you can learn more about what makes him tick!