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Jan. 10, 2022

Szu-Ping Lee - PT, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy has been awarded a grant from the DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED MEDICAL RESEARCH PROGRAMS entitled, "Enhancing Motor Function in Individuals with Lower Limb Amputation Through Peer-Based Balance and Fall Recovery Skill Training." 

Attaining grant awards that are sufficient in funding to support the research endeavors of faculty is critical for the success of the UNLV in achieving and maintaining its research goals. The collaboration between the VA Southern Nevada and the UNLV School of Integrated Health Sciences, Public Health, Nursing, and the College of Liberal Arts, is unique as it brings together experts from the areas of Physical Therapy, Nursing, Psychology, and Epidemiology and Biostatistics. 

The research conducted by Dr. Lee and colleagues will help to improve the life quality of our injured service members and civilians, and support congressionally directed medical research specific to amputee rehabilitation.

The Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes Research Program, OPORP, was established by Congress in 2014 to support military-relevant personal assistive technology and is a premier mechanism for funding amputation-related research.

A program summary is available at  https://cdmrp.army.mil/oporp/default

 Lee SP (PI), Aguila E, Chien LC, Snyder J, Lee H. (OP210027) Enhancing Motor Function in Individuals with Lower Limb Amputation through Peer-Based Balance and Fall Recovery Skill Training. 2021 Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes Research Program (OPORP) – Congressionally Directed Medical Research, Department of Defense, $349,773 (submitted July 29th, 2021, funded December 16th, 2021; 2022-2024).