Providence VA researcher gets $1.5M contract to study prostheses

A RESEARCH scientist with the Providence VA Medical Center was awarded a $15 million DOD contract. Above, from left, are Matthew Borgia, Rachel Underwood, Josephine Airoldi, Dr. Linda J. Resnik, Eileen Small and Sarah Biester of the Providence VA Medical Center. Led by Resnik, the team will study and compare the effectiveness of different prostheses types. / COURTESY WINFIELD DANIELSON
A RESEARCH scientist with the Providence VA Medical Center was awarded a $1.5 million DOD contract. Above, from left, are Matthew Borgia, Rachel Underwood, Josephine Airoldi, Dr. Linda J. Resnik, Eileen Small and Sarah Biester of the Providence VA Medical Center. Led by Resnik, the team will study and compare the effectiveness of different prostheses types. / COURTESY WINFIELD DANIELSON
PROVIDENCE – A research scientist with the Providence VA Medical Center’s VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Service Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology has been awarded a nearly $1.5 million contract to examine how well types of prosthetic limbs work. The three-year U.S. Department of Defense contract was awarded Monday to Ocean State Research Institute Inc.,…

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