Parker University is proud to announce that its president, William E. Morgan, DC, is a new member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special Disabilities.
The purpose of the Federal Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special Disabilities is to provide advice to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on VA’s prosthetics programs designed to provide state-of-the-art prosthetics and the associated rehabilitation research, development and evaluation of such technology. The Committee also provides advice regarding special-disabilities programs, which are defined as any program administered by the secretary to serve veterans with spinal cord injuries, blindness or visual impairments, loss of extremities or loss of function, deafness or hearing impairment, and other serious incapacities in terms of daily life functions.
The Federal Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special Disabilities comprises 12 members, including eight medical subject matter experts in their respective fields and four veterans with service-connected disabilities. Members serve a three-year term, and the Committee meets twice annually.
Morgan attended the virtual fall meeting for the Committee on Sept. 21-22. He will serve as the Committee’s only Doctor of Chiropractic, contributing his expertise within this area and his previous experience treating military at the National Naval Medical Center (now Walter Reed National Military Medical Center).
To learn more about the Federal Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special Disabilities, visit va.gov.