Columbia Orthopedic Resident Awarded OREF Grant

November 11, 2022
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.