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AOWA Researcher selected into Harvard Medical School Post-graduate program

We are delighted to announce that a AOWA employee, Dr Manasi Mittinty has been selected into the Advanced Global Clinical Scholar Research training for MD Medical doctors at Harvard Medical School. Dr Mittinty is a medical trained researcher with keen interest in translation research connecting musculoskeletal conditions, pain science and neuropsychology.

She is positioned within AOWA as the Clinical Education Lead for a project that aims to create an online rheumatoid arthritis education platform for Health Professionals. The project is supported with funding by the Australian Commonwealth Government and is aligned to priorities for the National Strategic Action Plan for Arthritis (2019).

About the Global Clinical-Scholar-Research Training (GCSRT) program

The training will support a place on the Global Clinical-Scholar-Research Training (GCSRT) program at Harvard Medical School. The one-year program is designed for clinicians and clinician-scientists and aims to provide advanced training in health care research. Places on the program are highly competitive attracting previous learners from over 40 countries in positions including Chief Physicians, Medical Directors, Fellows, Scientists and Medical Specialists.

Previous Achievements

Dr Mittinty already has a prestigious Australian Government funded Endeavour Post-doctoral Research Fellowship (2018) and Australian post-graduate award (2013-2016, PhD Program) under her belt and can now add the GCSRT to her list of achievements. We asked her what receiving the GCSRT scholarship meant and she replied with the following:

“I am absolutely thrilled that I have been selected into the Advanced Global Clinical-Scholar-Research training fellowship. The fellowship provides training for doctors to develop cutting edge translational research effective globally and my selection into such a prestigious program from a global pool of scholars is very exciting and dream come true for me”.

Congratulations Dr Mittinity – we are also thrilled at your achievement! We look forward to seeing how this learning opportunity shapes Dr Mittinty’s research path to benefit people living with arthritis and their families and carers.

The one year program begins in January 2022 and offers flexible learning, including online lectures and workshops, so Dr Mittinity will be able to advance her knowledge whilst continuing with her work at AOWA. The final workshop and certificate award ceremony will be held in Boston, Massachusetts at Harvard Medical School in 2023.

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