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BME faculty member Jason Franz has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) Young Investigator Award. This annual award recognizes the early achievements of an investigator in the field of biomechanics, and was announced at the ASB Annual Meeting held August 5-9 in Columbus, OH. The ASB has a membership of over 600 academic researchers, clinicians, scientists, students, and industry members working to solve basic and applied problems in the realm of biomechanics and to improve understanding of the workings of biological systems. In a special award session, Dr. Franz presented an invited talk titled “Achilles tendon deformations and the age-related reduction in plantarflexor performance in walking.

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