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Alaa Ahmed Wins 2003 Clinical Biomechanics Award

Doctoral candidate Alaa Ahmed won the 2003 Clinical Biomechanics Award from the American Society of Biomechanics for her theoretical and experimental work on an engineering description for a loss of balance: Ahmed, A., Ashton-Miller, J.A., "Effect of Age on Detecting a Loss of Balance in a Seated Whole-Body Balancing Task."

She gave an outstanding presentation in the face of strong competition from the other finalist, a post-doc from a well-established Stanford University team (A. Mundermann, C.Dyrby, D. Hurwitz and T. Andriacchi, "Walking Speed and External Knee Adduction Moment in Healthy Knees and in Knees with OA: Cause or Effect of OA?").

Ahmed is the first winner from ME's Biomechanics Research Laboratory ( http://me.engin.umich.edu/brl/ ), and the first U-M winner, of the award since its inception in 1994.

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