Category Archives: Inside Joslin

Making Beta Cells

A skin cell by any other name would be as fleshy—or so you might think. But a new technique developed over the last decade can take skin cells, or any other cells of the body, and make them into something … Continue reading

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Could Translational Research Approach Lead to Kidney Disease Treatment?

The complexities of diabetes can’t be fully understood in a lab or in a clinic alone. Sometimes, information coming from the lab informs clinical researchers about what they should study in people with diabetes. Other times, trends noticed in patient … Continue reading

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MIT and Joslin Team Up to Hack Diabetes Problems

On March 14, doctors, designers, engineers and more gathered at MIT for a weekend of hacking on the tough problems in medicine. Joslin Diabetes Center provided guidance for the diabetes track of the weekend, and John Brooks, President and CEO … Continue reading

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See Inside Pediatrics at Joslin Diabetes Center!

Come on a tour of the Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Programs with Child Life Specialists Micaela Francis, M.S., C.C.L.S., and Jennifer Griffin, M.S., C.C.L.S., and hear about what makes Joslin Pediatrics unique from Lori Laffel, M.D., M.P.H., Chief of … Continue reading

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Join Joslin Pediatrics for Fun Year-round!

Every year, Joslin Pediatrics hosts events designed to let families with children who have diabetes connect with one another and with the pediatrics staff. Micaela Francis, M.S., C.C.L.S., and Jennifer Griffin, M.S., C.C.L.S., Child Life Specialists, talk about the Teddy … Continue reading

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The Impact of Type 2 Diabetes Medications on Weight

This post is written by Osama Hamdy, M.D.,Medical Director, Obesity Clinical Program, Director of Inpatient Diabetes Management at Joslin Diabetes Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In my last blog post, I discussed how targeting weight loss can … Continue reading

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What is a Child Life Specialist?

Learn about Child Life at Joslin with Micaela Francis, M.S., C.C.L.S., and Jennifer Griffin, M.S., C.C.L.S.! Child Life Specialists are child development professionals who specialize in supporting children, adolescents and their families through illness, injury and healthcare experiences. We work … Continue reading

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A Spoonful of Ginger Marks a Milestone with its 10th Anniversary and Honors Dr. George King

In 2000, George King, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at Joslin, and his wife Diana co-founded the Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI) with four other families, including Sally and Larry Ho, Evelyn and Larry Wing, Jean and … Continue reading

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Weight Loss and Type 2 Diabetes: Changing the Paradigm

This post is written by Osama Hamdy, M.D., Medical Director, Obesity Clinical Program, Director of Inpatient Diabetes Management at Joslin Diabetes Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In my research and clinical work in the Joslin Clinic, … Continue reading

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Playing Tunes and Raising Funds for Joslin Pediatrics

For the past 25 years, Mel Stiller has spent his Friday nights playing tunes and leading sing-a-longs in the piano bar at Jacob Wirth Restaurant in Boston. Patrons eat, drink, and sing oldies and classic rock songs from 8 until … Continue reading

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