Georgia Tech Begins New Training Grant on Prosthetics and Orthotics

The School of Applied Physiology at the Georgia Institute of Technology will begin a new program in Prosthetics and Orthotics this fall aimed at bringing medical, engineering and life science professionals together. The training grant, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and Georgia Tech, will fund three fellowships per year for five years.

The first of its kind in Prosthetics and Orthotics, the program will focus on people who use prostheses and orthoses and how they learn to apply the specialized devices to enhance their physiologic function in the world. Researchers in this program are also interested in how to use signals recorded from the brain to control artificial limbs.

The School of Applied Physiology adds the training grant to its other degree offerings: an entry-level professional Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics and a doctorate in Applied Physiology.

Candidates interested in applying for the training grant should contact Dr. Robert Gregor, director of the Center for Human Movement Studies in the School of Applied Physiology, at 404-894-1028 or robert.gregor@ap.gatech.edu.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Management and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.