Rehabilitation engineer receives fellowship

Amy LenzGrand Rapids, Mich. – Amy L. Lenz, a research engineer with Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital’s John F. Butzer Center for Research & Innovation, has been named a Future Academic Scholar in Teaching (FAST) Fellow at Michigan State University.

The year-long fellowship trains doctoral students to become better teachers. So in addition to their research skills, the fellows will develop skills that will help them better convey their methods and findings when they are working with students in a classroom setting.

Developed in 2006, the FAST Program at MSU has trained more than 40 students through seminars, workshops and exchange programs with other universities.Amy Lenz and a MAC Patient

Lenz, an MSU doctoral student in engineering mechanics, has been a gait lab engineer with Mary Free Bed since 2012. In addition, she was named a research engineer earlier this year.


Mary Free Bed is a not-for-profit, nationally accredited, rehabilitation hospital. For 124 years, Mary Free Bed has restored hope and freedom through rehabilitation for children and adults who have experienced brain injuries, strokes, spinal cord injuries, multiple traumas, amputations, cancer and other diagnoses. The combination of comprehensive services and an exclusive focus on rehabilitation enables specialty physicians and staff to help patients achieve outstanding clinical results. For additional information, visit

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