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TITUS-FERGUSON AWARD

This lifetime achievement award is intended to be the highest level of recognition bestowed upon an outstanding Academician whose accomplishments and contributions have made a significant impact on the growth and development of the profession. This highly dedicated individual must have demonstrated a record of sustained devotion and leadership to the advancement of the Academy and the orthotics and prosthetics profession. The award is intended to be presented as deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors to no more than one person per year.

DISTINGUISHED PRACTITIONER AWARD

This award is intended to recognize those members who have distinguished themselves through their personal dedication and leadership to the advancement of the orthotic and prosthetic profession. This individual must have demonstrated a record of sustained contributions and commitment to the advancement of the ideals of the Academy and the profession. The award is intended to be presented as deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors to no more than one person per year.

HONORARY MEMBERSHIP

This award is intended to recognize individuals who are closely allied with the orthotics and prosthetics profession, but are not ABC-certified practitioners and therefore not eligible for Academy membership. The recipient of this award should have demonstrated a very high level of knowledge and a dedication to the O&P field. Examples of this dedication would include, but not be limited to, volunteering to give scientific presentations at O&P scientific meetings, collaborating with and mentoring O&P practitioners with research activities, or participating as a volunteer in the ABC certification process. This is a lifetime designation and there shall be no requirement to pay dues. There are no voting privileges nor may the recipient hold Academy elected office. The award shall be presented from time to time, as deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors.

CLINICAL COMMITMENT

This award is intended to recognize those Academy members who have quietly demonstrated a commitment to The Code of Professional Responsibility and to improving the professional image of the orthotic and prosthetic profession to patients, co-workers, and colleagues. This award shall be considered for presentation on an annual basis or as deemed necessary by the Board of Directors.

OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR AWARD

This award is intended to recognize an outstanding educator. The educator must have been or currently be associated with at least one of the NCOPE accredited educational programs. This educator must have demonstrated unique didactic or laboratory skills which create a positive and permanent impression on the students he/she teaches.

CLINICAL CREATIVITY AWARD

This award is intended to recognize those individuals who demonstrate high levels of creativity in process or device development that improve orthotic and/or prosthetic patient care.

RESEARCH AWARD

This award is intended to recognize those 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. This award shall be considered for presentation on an annual basis or as deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors.

THE MOHAMED AMIN AWARD FOR HUMANITARIAN SERVICE

The Board may, at its discretion, recognize an outstanding physically disabled individual who has demonstrated the ability to significantly influence and promote the advancement of human welfare through their philanthropic, vocational or avocational activities. This person must be under the care of an Academy member practitioner.

ACADEMY AWARD RECIPIENTS (1990 to present)

2016

  • Titus-Ferguson Award – C. Michael Schuch, CPO, FAAOP, FISPO
  • Distinguished Practitioner Award – Charles W. Kuffel, MSM, CPO, FAAOP
  • Research Award – M. Jason Highsmith, PT, DPT, PhD, CP, FAAOP
  • Clinical Commitment Award – Tim Dennis, CO
  • Clinical Creativity Award – Ryan Caldwell, CP, FAAOP
  • Outstanding Educator Award – Sara Peterson, CPO, FAAOP
  • Outstanding Educator Award – Steven Stolberg, CP
  • Honorary Membership – Billie J. Randolph, PT, PhD, ATC (Colonel, U.S Army Retired)
  • Honorary Membership – Senator Charles Grassley

2015

  • Titus-Ferguson Award – Donald E. Katz, MHA, CO/L, FAAOP
  • Distinguished Practitioner Award – Kevin Carroll, MS, CP, FAAOP
  • Mohamed Amin Award for Humanitarian Service – Cameron Clapp
  • Research Award – Robert S. Gailey, PhD, PT
  • Clinical Commitment Award – Scott D. Cummings, PT, CPO, FAAOP
  • Clinical Creativity Award – Jason T. Kahle, MSMS, CPO, FAAOP
  • Outstanding Educator Award – Mark Muller, MS, CPO, FAAOP
  • Outstanding Educator Award – Gerald Stark Jr., MSEM, CPO/L, FAAOP
  • Honorary Membership – Andrew H. Hansen, PhD
  • Honorary Membership – Russell J. Hornfisher

2014

  • Titus-Ferguson Award – Carl A. Caspers, CPO
  • Distinguished Practitioner Award – Arturo Vázquez Vela Sánchez, CPO, CPO(M) FAAOP
  • Research Award – Kenton Kaufman, PhD, PE
  • Clinical Commitment Award – JoAnne L. Kanas, DPT, CPO, PT
  • Clinical Creativity Award – Jonathan M. Naft, CPO
  • Outstanding Educator Award – Christopher Robinson, MS, MBA, CPO, ATC, FAAOP
  • Honorary Membership – Ignacio Ponseti, MD
  • Honorary Membership – Stuart L. Weinstein, MD

2013

  • Titus-Ferguson Award – Donald G. Shurr, PT, CPO
  • Distinguished Practitioner Award – James H. Campbell, PhD, CO, FAAOP
  • Mohamed Amin Award for Humanitarian Service – Christina Skoski, MD
  • Research Award – Mark D. Geil, PhD
  • Clinical Commitment Award – Gary M. Berke, MS, CP, FAAOP
  • Clinical Creativity Award – Keith M. Smith, CO, LO, FAAOP
  • Outstanding Educator Award – Arlene Gillis, CP
  • Honorary Membership – Todd Kuiken, MD, PhD

2012

  • Titus-Ferguson Award - Terry J. Supan, CPO, LPO, FAAOP, FISPO
  • Distinguished Practitioner Award - Donald E. Katz, MHA, CO, LO, FAAOP
  • Research Award - Andrew H. Hansen, PhD
  • Clinical Commitment Award - Wendy Beattie, CPO, FAAOP
  • Clinical Creativity Award - Jose Miguel Gomez, MD, LO
  • Outstanding Educator Award - Bryan S. Malas, MHPE, CO
  • Honorary Membership - Kendra L. Calhoun
  • Honorary Membership - Tammy Duckworth

2011

  • Titus-Ferguson Award - Karl D. Fillauer, CPO, FAAOP
  • Distinguished Practitioner Award - Gary G. Bedard, CO, FAAOP
  • Research Award - Joan E. Saunders, PhD
  • Clinical Commitment Award - Todd F. Anderson, CP, FAAOP
  • Clinical Creativity Award - Phillip M. Stevens, M.Ed, CPO, FAAOP
  • Outstanding Educator Award - Edward Hadden, M.Ed, CO
  • Honorary Membership - Brian J. Hafner, PhD
  • Honorary Membership - Robert S. Gailey Jr., PhD, PT

2010

  • Titus-Ferguson Award - John W. Michael, MEd, CPO/L, FISPO, FAAOP
  • Distinguished Practitioner Award - Robert S. Lin, CPO, FAAOP
  • Mohamed Amin Award for Humanitarian Service - Jordon Thomas
  • Research Award - Stefania Fatone, PhD, BPO(Hons)
  • Clinical Commitment Award - Alfred Denison, CP
  • Clinical Creativity Award - Randall D. Alley, CP, FAAOP
  • Outstanding Educator Award - Robert S. Kistenberg, MPH, CP, FAAOP
  • Honorary Membership - Robert Radocy, MS
  • Honorary Membership - Hugh Herr, PhD

2009

  • Titus-Ferguson Award — J. Martin Carlson, CPO, FAAOP
  • Distinguished Practitioner Award — William C. Neumann, CPO
  • Clinical Commitment Award — Thomas Hamm, CO
  • Clinical Creativity Award —Ammanath Peethambaran, CO, FAAOP
  • Outstanding Educator Award — Robert Daniels, CP
  • Honorary Membership — Colleen P. Coulter, MS, PT, PCS
  • Honorary Membership — Harold Sears, PhD

2008

  • Titus-Ferguson Award — Maurice LeBlanc, MSME, CP(E)
  • Distinguished Practitioner Award — Donald G. Shurr, CPO, PT
  • Clinical Commitment Award — Alfred E. Kritter, Jr., CPO, FAAOP
  • Clinical Creativity Award — Todd A. Kuiken, MD, PhD
  • Research Award — Brian J. Hafner, PhD
  • Honorary Membership — Jean Deitz, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
  • Honorary Membership — Steven A. Gard, PhD

2007

  • Titus-Ferguson Award — William W. Schumann, CPO
  • Distinguished Pratitioner Award — Thomas V. DiBello, CO, LO, FAAOP
  • The Mohamed Amin Award for Humanitarian Service — David J. Krupa, CP
  • Honorary Membership — Sharon M. Hubbard
  • Honorary Membership — Stefania Fatone, PhD, BPO(Hons)
  • Clinical Commitment Award — William (Stan) Patterson, CP
  • Clinical Creativity Award — Wayne A. Koniuk, CP
  • Research Award — Douglas G. Smith, MD
  • Research Award — John William Michael, CPO/L, FAAOP, FISPO

2006

  • Titus-Ferguson Award — Melvin L. Stills, CO(e)
  • Distinguished Practitioner Award — Michael J. Allen, CPO, FAAOP
  • Honorary Membership — Paddy Rossbach, RN
  • Clinical Commitment Award — No award given this year*
  • Clinical Creativity Award — Max Lerman, CO
  • Outstanding Educator Award — Christopher Hovorka, MS, CPO, LPO
  • Research Award — Steven Gard, PhD

2005

  • Titus-Ferguson Award — H.E."Ted"" Thranhardt, CPO
  • Distinguished Practitioner Award — Arie J. Bronkhorst, CO, FAAOP
  • Honorary Membership — Mark D. Geil, PhD
  • Honorary Membership — Douglas G. Smith, MD
  • Honorary Membership — Jeffry G. Kingsley
  • Clinical Commitment Award — Donald G. Shurr, CPO, PT
  • Clinical Commitment Award — Ronald F. Altman, CPO(E)
  • Outstanding Educator Award — Thomas P. Karolewski, CP, FAAOP
  • Clinical Creativity Award — Marlo Ortiz Vazquez

2004

  • Titus-Ferguson Award — David J. Forbes, CPO, FAAOP
  • Distinguished Practitioner Award — Terry J. Supan, CPO, FAAOP
  • Honorary Membership — Frederick Downs, Jr.
  • Clinical Commitment Award — William W. Schumann, CPO
  • Clinical Commitment Award — David J. Jendrzejczyk, CP, FAAOP
  • Clinical Creativity Award — Robert N. Brown, Sr., CPO, FAAOP

2003

  • Titus-Ferguson Award — Sam Hamontree, CP
  • Distinguished Practitioner Award — Dennis Clark, CPO
  • Honorary Membership — Mark DeHarde
  • Clinical Commitment Award — Michael J. Allen, CPO, FAAOP
  • Outstanding Educator Award — Timothy B. Staats, EdD, CP
  • Research Award — No award given this year*
  • Clinical Creativity Award — Gary W. Horton, CO, FAAOP

2002

  • Titus-Ferguson Award — Ronney Snell, CPO, FAAOP
  • Distinguished Practitioner Award — John G. Craig, CPO
  • The Mohamed Amin Award for Humanitarian Service — Peter W. Thomas, Esquire
  • Honorary Membership — Dennis Oehler
  • Honorary Membership — Todd Schaffhauser
  • Honorary Membership — T. Walley Williams III
  • Clinical Commitment Award — Jack E. Uellendahl, CPO
  • Research Award — Jeffrey A. Nemeth, CPO, FAAOP
  • Clinical Creativity Award — Paul E. Prusakowski, CPO, LPO

2001

  • Titus-Ferguson Award — David C. Schultz, CPO
  • Distinguished Practitioner Award — Robert Hayes, CP
  • Honorary Membership — Yoshio Setoguchi, MD
  • Clinical Commitment Award — No award given this year*
  • Outstanding Educator Award — Ann Yamane, CO
  • Clinical Creativity Award — Michael Martin, CO, FAAOP

2000

  • Titus-Ferguson Award — John N. Billock, CPO
  • Distinguished Practitioner Award — Donald W. Holmes, CPO
  • The Mohamed Amin Award for Humanitarian Service — Gerard B. White
  • Honorary Membership — John D. Hsu, MD, FACS
  • Honorary Membership — Avinash G. Patwardhan, PhD
  • Clinical Commitment Award — Gerald A. Tindall, CPO, FAAOP;
  • Clinical Commitment Award — Steven R. Whiteside, CO
  • Outstanding Educator Award — Scott Hornbeak, CPO
  • Clinical Creativity Award — Arthur W. Guilford, CO (E)

1999

  • Titus-Ferguson Award — Hans Richard Lehneis, PhD, CPO
  • Distinguished Practitioner Award — Jan J. Stokosa, CP
  • Honorary Membership — James Gage, MD
  • Honorary Membership — Rudolf B. Becker
  • Honorary Membership — Roy B. Davis, PhD
  • Honorary Membership — Harry Douglas III, DPA
  • Honorary Membership — Anthony Staros, ME, PE
  • Clinical Commitment Award — Michael A. Joyce, CP;
  • Clinical Commitment Award — C. William Teague, CP
  • Outstanding Educator Award — Gary G. Bedard, CO, FAAOP
  • Clinical Creativity Award — Northeast Passage
  • Research Award — No award given this year*

1998

  • Titus-Ferguson Award — No award given this year*
  • Distinguished Practitioner Award — David J. Forbes, CPO
  • Honorary Membership — Peter W. Thomas, Esq.
  • Clinical Commitment Award — Alfred Denison, CP
  • Outstanding Educator Award — Stephanie D. Langdon-Bash, CPO, FAAOP
  • Clinical Creativity Award — T. Walley Williams III
  • Research Award — No award given this year*
  • Board Service — John N. Billock, CPO, 1993

1997

  • Titus-Ferguson Award — Wade Barghausen, CPO
  • Distinguished Practitioner Award — John W. Michael, CPO
  • Honorary Membership — Charles W. Radcliffe
  • Honorary Membership — Wesley C. Prout
  • Honorary Membership — Augusto Sarmiento, M.D.
  • Clinical Commitment Award — Robert O. Gooch, CP
  • Clinical Commitment Award — Manuel F. Dobrenz, CPO
  • Clinical Commitment Award — C. Richard Fadley, CP(E)
  • Outstanding Educator Award — James C. Russ, CO
  • Clinical Creativity Award — J. Martin Carlson, CPO
  • Research Award — Donald E. Katz, CO

1996

  • Titus-Ferguson Award — No award given this year*
  • Distinguished Practitioner Award — Richard R. La Torre, CO
  • Honorary Membership — Sidney Fishman, PhD
  • Clinical Commitment Award — Albert F. Rappoport, CP
  • Outstanding Educator Award — Mark L. Edwards, CP
  • Clinical Creativity Award — Carl A. Caspers, CPO
  • Research Award — Thomas R. Lunsford, CO

1995

  • Titus-Ferguson Award — Alvin L. Muilenburg, CPO
  • Distinguished Practitioner Award — Melvin L. Stills, CO
  • Honorary Membership — Ira Schoenwald, PhD
  • Honorary Membership — Diane J. Atkins, OTR
  • Clinical Commitment Award — Douglas S. Potter, CPO
  • Outstanding Educator Award — Steven H. Alpert, CP
  • Clinical Creativity Award — Tracy C. Slemker, CPO
  • Clinical Creativity Award — Louis J. Haberman, CPO

1994

  • Titus-Ferguson Award — Kurt Marschall, CP(E)
  • Distinguished Practitioner Award — William J. Barringer, CO
  • Honorary Membership — John Bowker, MD
  • Outstanding Educator Award — Darrell R. Clark, CO
  • Outstanding Clinician Award — Richard Voner, CPO
  • Technical Award for Research — Daryl G. Barth, CPO
  • Technical Award for Research — Laura Schumacher, CPO
  • Technical Award for Research — Charles H. Pritham, CPO
  • Technical Award for Creativity — L. George Mattingly, CO

1993

  • Titus-Ferguson Award — Herman Hittenberger, CPO
  • Distinguished Practitioner Award — Thorkild Engen, CO
  • Honorary Membership — Dudley Childress, PhD
  • Outstanding Educator Award — Susan Kapp, CP
  • Outstanding Educator Award — Bernard Simons, CPO(E)
  • Outstanding Clinician Award — Henrich Promer, CO
  • Outstanding Clinician Award — Joseph Zettl, CP
  • Outstanding Clinician Award — Joseph Leal, CP
  • Technical Award for Research — Thomas Gavin, CO
  • Technical Award for Research — Maurice LeBlanc, CP
  • Technical Award for Creativity — Wallace Motloch, CO

1992

  • Titus-Ferguson Award — The first year new categories of awards were presented
  • Distinguished Practitioner Award — Gunter Gehl, CP
  • Distinguished Practitioner Award — Alvin L. Muilenburg, CPO
  • Honorary Membership — Charles H. Pritham, CPO
  • Honorary Membership — Ben Moss
  • Outstanding Educator Award — Robert H. Klebba
  • Outstanding Educator Award — Robert S. Lin, CPO
  • Outstanding Clinician Award — Michael D. Brncick, CPO
  • Outstanding Clinician Award — John W. Michael, CPO
  • Technical Award for Research — Keith E. Vinnecour, CPO
  • Technical Award for Research — Donald G. Shurr, CPO
  • Technical Award for Creativity — Carl Sumida, CPO
  • Technical Award for Creativity — Robert O. Nitschke, CP(E)

1991

  • Titus-Ferguson Award — Carleton Fillauer, CPO
  • Distinguished Practitioner Award — Ivan A. Long, CP
  • Honorary Membership — Frank Clippinger, MD
  • Honorary Membership — A. Bennett Wilson, Jr.

1990

  • Titus-Ferguson Award — Charles W. Childs, CPO
  • Distinguished Practitioner Award — John J. Bray, CPO
  • Distinguished Practitioner Award — Ivan A. Dillee, CP
  • Distinguished Practitioner Award — H. Blair Hanger, CP
  • Distinguished Practitioner Award — Ralph R. Snell, CPO
  • Honorary Membership — Robert E. Tooms, MD
  • Honorary Membership — Col. Maurice Fletcher
  • Honorary Membership — Jacqueline Perry, MD
  • Honorary Membership — Newton C. McCullough, III, MD
  • Honorary Membership — Ernest M. Burgess, MD
  • Honorary Membership — Norman E. McKonly

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