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* Research Prosthetist Kate Allyn joined AAOP Board of Directors
Research Prosthetist Kate Allyn has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists. Founded in 1970, the Academy is the professional organization of prosthetics and orthotics, representing certified practitioners, state licensed practitioners, and others affiliated with the field. The Academy's goal is to help their members provide the highest level of professionalism and service to their patients http://www.oandp.org/assets/upload/NEW_Board_PR_2013-2014.html

* 2013 publications (2013)
+ Redfield MT, Cagle JC, Hafner BJ, Sanders JE. Classifying prosthetic use via accelerometry in persons with trans-tibial amputations. J Rehabil Res Dev, 2013; 50(9): 1201-1212.
+ Hafner BJ and Sanders JE. Considerations for developing sensing and monitoring tools to facilitate treatment and care of persons with limb loss. J Rehabil Res Dev, 2014; 51(1): 1-14.
+ Sanders JE, Cagle JC, Allyn KJ, Harrison DS, Ciol MA. How do the activities walking, standing, and resting influence trans-tibial amputee residual limb fluid volume? J Rehabil Res Dev, 2014; 51(2):201-212.
+ D'Silva K, Hafner BJ, Allyn KJ, Sanders JE. Self-reported prosthetic sock usage for management of residual limb volume fluctuation in persons with transtibial amputation. Prosthet Orthot Int, Epub 2013, Aug 28.
+ Cagle JC, Yu AJ, Harrison DS, Ciol MA, Sanders JE. Amputee socks: Thickness of multiple socks. Prosthet Orthot Int, Epub 2013 Nov 15.
+ Sanders JE, Cagle JC, Harrison DS, Myers TR, Allyn KJ. How does adding and removing liquid from socket bladders affect residual limb fluid volume? J Rehabil Res Dev, 2013; 50(6): 845-860.
+ Sanders JE, Severance MR, Swartzendruber DL, Allyn KJ, Ciol MA. Influence of prior activity on residual limb volume and shape measured using plaster casting: results from individuals with trans-tibial limb loss. J Rehabil Res Dev, 2013; 50(7): 1007-1016.

* Sanders receives Thrandhardt Lecture Award from the Academy
Dr. Sanders received the Thrandhardt Lecture Award at the 39th Academy Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium in Orlando, Floria in February 2013. Dr. Sanders' lecture was titled, "Transtibial amputee fluid volume changes during different activities." Co-authors are Dan Harrison, Kate Allyn, John Cagle, and Marcia Ciol.

*Summer/Fall 2012 publications (April-December 2012)
+ Sanders JE, Severance MR, Allyn KJ. Computer-socket manufacturing error: How much before it is clinically apparent? J Rehabil Res Dev, 2012; 49(4): 567-582.
+ Sanders JE, Allyn KJ, Harrison DS, Myers TR, Ciol MA, and Tsai EC. Technical Note: A preliminary investigation of residual limb fluid volume changes within a day. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012; 49(10): 1467-1478.
+ Sanders JE, Murthy R, Cagle JC, Allyn KJ, Phillips RH. Technical Report: A device to monitor sock use on people using prosthetic limbs. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012; 49(8): 1229-1238.
+ Sanders JE, Harrison DS, Cagle JC, Myers TR, Allyn KJ. Post-doffing residual limb fluid volume change in people with trans-tibial amputation. Prosthet Orthot Int. 2012; 36(4): 443-449.

* Lab featured in front page Seattle Times story (April 2012)
"Stimulus: A Shot in the Arm for Science." Read story.

* Winter 2012 publications (January-March, 2012)
+ Sanders JE, Harrison DS, Allyn KJ, Myers TR, Ciol MA, Tsai EC. How do sock ply changes affect residual limb fluid volume in people with trans-tibial amputation? J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012; 49(2): 241-256.
+ Sanders JE, Cagle JC, Harrison DC, Karchin A. Amputee stump socks: How does sock ply correlate with sock thickness? Prosthet Orthot Int 2012; 36(1): 77-86.
+ Karchin A Wang Y-N, Sanders JE. Modulation of gene expression using electrospun scaffolds with templated architecture. J Biomed Mater Res A 2012 Jun; 100(6): 1605-14.

* Kate Allyn LCPO gives AAOP 2012 Thrandhardt Lecture
Research prosthetist Kate Allyn presented a Thrandhardt lecture at the 38th Academy Annual Meeting & Scientific Symposium held in Atlanta, Georgia. Kate's lecture, titled, "Maintaining limb volume: Effects of doffing between periods of activity," presented our group's most recent findings on limb fluid volume management in people with trans-tibial limb loss.

* Fall 2011 publications (October-December, 2011)
+ Sanders JE, Harrison DS, Myers TR, Allyn KJ. Effects of elevated vacuum on in-socket residual limb fluid volume: Case study results using bioimpedance analysis. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 2011; 4(10): 1231-1248.
+ Sanders JE, Fatone S. Residual limb volume change: Systematic review of measurement and management. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 2011; 48(8): 949-986.
+ Karchin A, Simonovsky FI, Ratner BD, Sanders JE. Melt electrospinning of biodegradable polyurethane scaffolds. Acta Biomaterialia, 2011; 7(9): 3277-3284.

* Prosthetics research leaders discuss recent advances and the future of research in limb prosthetics
+ Professors Brian Hafner and Joan Sanders of the University of Washington, Steve Gard of Northwestern University, Mark Geil of Georgia State University and Maria Gertschutz of Ohio Willow Wood discuss positive trends in prosthetics research with greater focus on application to patient care. Read story.

* National Institutes of Health funds new project, "Socket design, limb health, and ability to ambulate" (September, 2011)
+ The goal of this new project is to determine to what degree too large a socket impacts the health and quality of life of individuals with transtibial amputation using prosthetic limbs. The clinical relevance of this research is to promote quantitative standards for socket replacement based on prosthetic fit rather than duration of prosthesis use, as is current practice.

* Summer 2011 publications (June-September, 2011)
+ Sanders JE, Severance MR. Assessment technique for computer-aided manufactured sockets. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011; 48(7): 763-74. PMID: 21938663.
+ Sanders JE, Severance MR. Measuring foam model shapes with a contact digitizer. Prosthet Orthot Int. 2011 Jun; 35(2): 242-5. PMID: 21938663.
+ Sanders JE, Severance MR, Myers TR, Ciol MA. Central fabrication: carved positive assessment. Prosthet Orthot Int. 2011 Mar; 35(1): 81-9. PMID: 21515893.

* New University of Washington Sensorimotor Neural Engineering Research Center (SNE-ERC) receives National Science Foundation funding (July, 2011)
Directed by Drs. Yoky Matsuoka (CSE) and Tom Daniel (Biology), the SNE-ERC is focused on developing technologies that interface with human neural systems to improve lives. Sanders' Research Lab: Prosthetic Science & Technology is a research member. See SNE-ERC for more information.

* Prosthetics Researcher Kate Allyn becomes Northwest Chapter Academy President (May, 2011)
Kate Allyn, leader of the clinical research aspects of Prosthetic Science & Technology, is the 2011-12 local chapter Academy president. Ms. Allyn has over 10 years of clinical experience in prosthetics and orthotics and 5 years of research experience. Before joining Prosthetic Science and Technology, Ms. Allyn was a Research Prosthetist at the Prosthetics Research Study in Seattle.s

* Sanders receives Research Award from the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (March, 2011)
In March, Dr. Sanders received the Research Award from the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists at the 37th Academy Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium in Orlando, Florida. The award was for Dr. Sanders' outstanding contributions to orthotic and prosthetic research.

* US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command CDMRP funds Award, "In-socket monitoring of limb volume for maintenance of limb volume/mass"(October, 2010)
The goal of this research is to create a multi-channel bioimpedance analysis system to monitor regional fluid volume changes in residual limbs of soldiers, veterans, and civilians using prosthetic limbs. Clinical research studies are conducted to evaluate state-of-the-art volume management devices, and to evaluate the use of volume feedback control towards enhancing limb fluid volume stability and patient satisfaction.

* Sanders receives Thrandhardt Lecture Award for computer socket manufacturing project (March, 2010)
Dr. Sanders received the Thrandhardt Lecture Award at the 36th Academy Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium in Chicago, Illinois in March. Dr. Sanders' lecture was titled, "How accurate are carved positives made by central fabrication facilities?"


* OPERF awards first Small Grant for "How does socket volume affect limb volume in trans-tibial amputee patients?" (September, 2009)
The Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation (OPERF) is funding a pilot project to use bioimpedance analysis to model limb volume change in response to variations in socket volume. The project is intended to generate pilot data to apply for funding a larger study.
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Professor Sanders to deliver Science in Medicine lecture in January, 2015
The Science in Medicine Lecture Series was officially established in 1976 as a means of recognizing and honoring notable School of Medicine faculty research achievements and providing an opportunity for researchers to be apprised of findings outside of their immediate field. The lecture will take place in January, 2015 at the Magnuson Health Sciences Center on the University of Washington campus.
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