Columbia Orthopedic Resident Awarded OREF Grant

Dr. Lynn Anne Forrester

Dr. Lynn Anne Forrester

Congratulations Dr. Lynn Anne Forrester, recipient of the prestigious Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) $20,000 Resident Clinician Scientist Grant. A PG-4 resident and the inaugural six-year research track resident, Forrester was recognized for her proposal “The Role of Tendinopathy and Tissue Crosstalk in Osteoarthritis Progression.”

“This is a tremendous achievement,” said Dr. William N. Levine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery Chair. “It’s exactly what we had in mind when we created the Columbia Orthopedic six-year research track.”

Under the mentorship of Dr. Stavros Thomopoulos, director of Carroll Laboratories, the six-year research track was designed to provide one resident per year the freedom and resources to explore a specific topic of interest. Carroll Labs include world-class scientists and resources, enabling groundbreaking basic science and translational musculoskeletal research, while training the next generation of leaders in orthopedic research.

OREF is a leader in supporting orthopaedic research to improve function, eliminate pain and restore mobility.