Joslin Awards 49th 75-Year Medal

Williams and King

Dorothy Jane Williams and Dr. George King at the 75-year Medalist presentation

Dorothy Jane Williams was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes 75-and-one-half-years ago. And on Monday, she became a member of Joslin’s Medalist Study and was honored as the 49th recipient of Joslin’s 75-year medal.

The Joslin Medalist Program began in 1970 to acknowledge those living with Diabetes for 50-years, and it expanded to 75-year medals in 1996. The Joslin Research team invites all medalists to participate in the Joslin Medalist Study, a research effort that examines the biology and lifestyles of these individuals to discover the reasons for their complications-free longevity.

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