Doctors to be Honored at 29th Annual Evening at Pops

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Dr. Younger (left, speaking at an event) and Dr. Barnett (right, in the Marble Special Collections library at Joslin) will be honored at the 29th Annual Pops event on May 8.

Dr. Younger (left, speaking at an event) and Dr. Barnett (right, in the Marble Special Collections library at Joslin) will be honored at the 29th Annual Pops event on May 8.

On May 8, Joslin doctors Donald Barnett, M.D. and M. Donna Younger, M.D. will be honored at Symphony Hall at the 29th Evening at Pops event. The doctors will be given the Frank and Jean Ring Memorial Award in the Fight Against Diabetes as a tribute to their remarkable careers and extraordinary commitment to Joslin Diabetes Center.

Both Dr. Younger and Dr. Barnett worked alongside Dr. Elliot P. Joslin early in their careers and they have continued his legacy by contributing to significant milestones in diabetes treatment and education.

Dr. Younger began her National Institutes of Health traineeship at Joslin in 1959 and had the honor of learning from Dr. Elliot P. Joslin himself. “Participating in the journey of medical progress over the last half century has been a great honor, enabling me to see those with diabetes achieve healthier and much longer lives,” said Dr. Younger. She joined the Joslin team at a time of intense scrutiny over Dr. Joslin’s protocols for diabetes care, which were believed to be too strict. Throughout her career she has helped to prove that careful treatment results in better health. She helped introduce Dr. Joslin’s intensive approach to diabetes management to the wider medical community. Eventually these protocols were supported by the Diabetes Control and Complications Study in 1995. Continue reading –>

For more information on the event and to purchase tickets or sponsorships, please contact Jean Doliber at jean.doliber@joslin.harvard.edu or 617-309-2512.

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