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BME PhD Students Katie Conway and Lindsay Sullivan have each been awarded a Dissertation Completion Fellowship for academic year 2019-2020. The faculty reviewers on the Fellowship Committee of The Graduate School were impressed with the quality of their research and with the progress they have been making toward completion of their degree and dissertation.

Katie Conway is working with Dr. Jason Franz on research which focuses on the biomechanics of elderly gait and investigation of mobility impairment in our aging population. Currently, she is developing and using novel approaches for the functional assessment for the functional assessment of neuromuscular capacity in walking.

Lindsay Sullivan is mentored by Dr. Ted Bateman and Dr. Jacqueline Cole. Linsay is co-founder of OpenGait Prosthetics, a start-up company that creates affordable above-knee prosthetic kits to help amputees in developing countries. In fact, this research and initiative recently won several prizes in the categories of New Venture and Audience Choice at 2019 Lulu eGames.

TheDissertation Completion Fellowship will provide each student with a stipend of $18,000 for the academic year 2019-2020. It also includes health insurance, tuition and fee scholarship for 3 hours of doctoral dissertation credit. Many congratulations to Katie and Lindsay!

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