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Susan Stacpoole Shea
04-30-2003, 02:26 PM
Dear All,

Today we mourn the loss of Associate Professor Andrew "Andy" Gitter MD. Andy
passed away yesterday as a result of a motor cycle accident. Andy was known
to many of us through his relaxed and practical presentation style and will
continue to be an inspiration to us through his dedication to blending
clinical practice and the research gait analysis laboratory. He will
especially be remembered for his dedication to defining real change in
amputee gait for optimal prosthetic limb design. Andy's career was short
ending at only 45 years of age, but his brilliance was recognized in the
significant research grants that he and his team had been awarded in the
past year, and his natural leadership placed him as Chief of the Physical
and Rehabilitation Medical Service at the Audie Murphy VA hospital and
Director of the South Texas Veterans Health Care System/University of Texas
Health Center at San Antonio Motion Analysis Laboratory, San Antonio Texas
USA. Our sympathy goes out to his wife Brenda and their three daughters;
Anna (11 years old), Sophia (8) and Julia (5). Our thoughts are also will
his team; Gayle, Bill, Gordon, Geoff and Ann.

Susan

Susan Stacpoole-Shea
Podiatrist and PhD candidate
School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences
University of Ballarat
Victoria, Australia
Phone: 03 5331 4440

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