One of Griffith’s biggest supporters in the field of spinal cord injury research and a Griffith Sciences alumnus have been recognised at the Queensland Community Foundation Philanthropy awards.
The National Disability Research Partnership (NDRP), announced Monday by the Hon. Stuart Robert MP, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Minister for Government Services, and the Hon. Anne Ruston, Minister for Families and Social Services, brings together experts in disability policy and research to deliver a world-class disability research and policy hub.
Healthcare rationing disproportionately affects people with disabilities and COVID-19 has put a well overdue spotlight on the issue.
Dr Dinesh Palipana has been recognised with a global award for his work in advocating for people with disabilities.
Griffith has secured a $2m grant from the Motor Accident Insurance Commission for the BioSpine program.
A passion for helping people with disability is close to Chithrani Palipana’s heart.
Griffith medical graduate and Gold Coast University Hospital junior doctor Dinesh Palipana thinks about walking a lot, since a car accident left him a quadriplegic part-way through his medicine degree.