OPERF | Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation

OPERF Award Recipients

OPERF Research Awards Program

Tamarack Prizes

  • 2017 - Jonathan Naft, CPO, LPO
  • 2013 - Thomas Gavin, CO
  • 2011 - Don Katz, CO, LO, FAAOP
  • 2009 - Gary Horton, CO, FAAOP

Fillauer Prizes

  • 2016 - Donald R. Cummings, CP, LP, FAAOP
  • 2014 - Phillip M. Stevens, MEd, CPO, FAAOP

OPERF/ABC Resident Travel Award

2017 Kyle Barrons, CPO, MSOP

2015 Dana Schack, CP
Michael Socie
Tyler Klenow, MSOP, CPT-ACSM

2013 Beth Halsne, CPO
Marisa Berkowitz

2012 Abbey Meyer, LO
Megan Zachar, MSPO, CO

2011 Brock Sande, CP
John Frederick, CO/LO, BEP

2010 Richard Hunsaker

2009 Brian Ardnt

Small Grants Award

2015 Elisa Arch, PhD

2014 Brian Hafner, PhD
Kim Seok Hun, PT, PhD

2012 Larissa Pavone, MD
Stefania Fatone, PhD, BPO (Hons)

2011 Kinsey Herrin
Mark D. Geil, PhD

2010 Jason Wening, MS, CP, BEO

2009 Joan Sanders, PhD

Fellowship Award

2015 Corin Shirley

2014 Sara Peterson, MS, CPO, FAAOP

2013 Erin Boutwell

2012 Christopher Baschuk, BS
Shane Wurdeman, CP, MSPO

2010 Angelika Zissimopoulos, MS
Daniel Abrahamson, CPO

2009 Andrew Sawers, CPO
Sara Hoehler, MS

OPERF Education Awards Program

Educator Award

2011 Sara Peterson, MBA, CPO, CFM

2010 Christopher Hovorka, MS, CPO, LPO, FAAOP
Christopher Robinson, MBA, CPO, ATC

OPERF/ABC Student Award for Academic Achievement

2017 David Ben Wright
David Boe
Chui-Miin Lee
Lonnica Johnson
Mark Tovar
Mitchell Himmel
Samatha Wright
Steven Ogi
Taylor Hildebrand
Zachary Block

2015 Alexander Carter
Ashley Muller
Cassandra Delgado
Christian Estoquia
Yonadav Diamond
Jonathan Peurach
Kara Smith
Kathleen Carroll
Mary Littrell
Nora Doyle

Student Award

2014 Allison Cerutti
David Trevisan
Nicholas Sellas, Cped
Nina Bondre, BS
Scott Bretl

2010 Tyler Dunham
Chrysta Irolla
Seamus Lawler, CP
Patrick Stempski