Category Archives: Inside Joslin

A Chat with Robert Gabbay, Chief Medical Officer at Joslin

Robert Gabbay, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice-President at Joslin Diabetes Center, joined Joslin this past summer. How did you come to CMO position at Joslin? It was a circuitous route starting with my degree in biochemistry at McGill … Continue reading

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Type 1 Diabetes Research Round-up: What’s Happening at Joslin

  Type 1 diabetes is a complicated, complex disease. Conquering this multi-faceted condition requires people working from all angles. At Joslin Diabetes Center, researchers are up to the task. AUTOIMMUNITY In type 1 diabetes, the immune system mistakenly attacks the … Continue reading

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Dr. C. Ronald Kahn Honored at Joslin International Symposium on Diabetes

Dr. C. Ronald Kahn – the chief academic officer at Joslin Diabetes Center and Mary K. Iacocca professor of medicine at the Harvard Medical School – is perhaps the world’s most widely recognized researcher in the field of diabetes. His … Continue reading

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Joslin Communications Internship Opportunity

The Joslin Diabetes Center Communications Department is looking for a part-time intern interested in multimedia communications for the Spring semester. Intern responsibilities include: developing content for the website, blog and social media platforms covering lifestyle management, Joslin events and scientific and clinical advancements. The ideal candidate will demonstrate … Continue reading

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Autoimmunity: Why Good T Cells Go Bad

In type 1 diabetes, the human body turns on itself. The immune systems of people with type 1 diabetes start attacking insulin-producing beta cells, as though they were the bacteria and viruses the immune system is supposed to fight off. … Continue reading

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Joslin Researcher Studies Link Between Type 2 Diabetes and Depression

Physicians have long observed that mood disorders, including depression, occur more often in patients with diabetes, than even those with other chronic disease. However, the relationship between these two conditions has remained something of a mystery. One possible hypothesis is … Continue reading

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Become an ACHIEVER! A New Weight Loss Program at Joslin

People who would like to join a weight loss program designed specifically for patients with diabetes now have third option at Joslin Diabetes Center. ACHIEVERS, a credits-based weight management program built around your schedule , has been added to  Joslin’s … Continue reading

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Joslin Experts Weigh in on the AMA Classification of Obesity as a Disease

On June 18, the American Medical Association (AMA) officially endorsed the recognition of obesity as a disease. While this announcement is a fairly new development, obesity has been a recognized risk factor for a variety of serious health problems, including … Continue reading

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Diabetes Innovation 2013: BE The Solution

Sometimes making progress with diabetes is getting one patient to eat better or figuring out how a particular hormone increases fat storage, but sometimes you need to widen the scope of your lens and figure out why there is a … Continue reading

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Joslin Patient Portal Launches | A Q&A with Bill Kuklinski

Bill Kuklinski, Joslin’s Director of Software Development is overseeing the design of the patient portal as part of the Joslin Everywhere project at Joslin Diabetes Center. Mr. Kuklinski has over 30 years’ experience in software development and systems consulting. The … Continue reading

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