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Congratulations to award-winning Kolling Institute researchers

By September 28, 2022 No Comments

The NORTH Foundation would like to congratulate two researchers from the Kolling Institute, Professor Chris Little and Dr Manasi Murthy Mittinty, who have been recognised this past week for their outstanding commitment and contribution as leaders in research. 

Professor Little at the Fellow of International Orthopaedic Research conference

Professor Chris Little, Director of the Raymond Purves Bone and Joint Research Lab at the Kolling Institute and a member of the Charles Perkins Centre, has been elected a Fellow of International Orthopaedic Research at a key international conference in Edinburgh Scotland – an award that is only presented every three years, with around 20 people across the globe receiving the accolade. 

Recognised internationally for his expertise in the development and use of animal models of bone and joint disease, Professor Little’s research interests focus on defining the biochemical and molecular mechanisms of joint pathology in osteoarthristis, and tendon and intervertebral disc degeneration. 

This accolade is recognition of Professor Little’s leadership, service, achievement and dedication to the field of orthopaedic research in his clinical and research career that spans more than three decades.  

Dr Mittinty is a physician scientist who is currently undergoing an advanced clinical research fellowship with Harvard Medical School. She was awarded the 2022 Women’s Agenda Emerging Leader in Health Award – an award that aims to celebrate and elevate women demonstrating growth, resilience and inclusivity in how they lead.

With a passion for empowering patients and families to thrive and live a meaningful life despite experiencing pain, Dr Mittinty’s translational work has started powerful conversations around sex, gender, religion, and racial inclusivity for enhancing patient care.  

Dr Mittinty at the Women’s Agenda award ceremony

Her vision is to achieve mental health equity for all Australians by developing individualised patient care programs, and this award is recognition of her resilience and drive to achieve change through compassion and kindness.  

The NORTH Foundation would like to thank Professor Little and Dr Mittinty for their outstanding contributions as leaders in their field and are proud to support them as they continue to bridge medical research and health at the Kolling Institute.  

The Kolling Institute is located on the grounds of Royal North Shore Hospital, giving our researchers the opportunity and accessibility to incorporate medical breakthroughs into clinical practice.

The NORTH Foundation is committed to supporting our medical research teams by raising funds to translate their research into tangible outcomes for our patients and community. 

By donating you will be directly supporting our researchers at the Kolling Institute and improving health outcomes for our community, locally, nationally and globally. 

To donate to the Kolling Institute, click here.

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