The Joslin Enrichment Program facilitates the exchange of research information and discussions among investigators, fellows and students within the Joslin Diabetes Center, as well as between Joslin Staff and outside researchers with similar interests. The program has six components including:
1. The Longwood Area Diabetes/Metabolism Research Seminar Series consisting of weekly research seminars featuring invited outside experts and including each year four named lecturers (The Ray A. and Robert L. Kroc Lecturer, the Alexander Marble Lecturer, the Priscilla White Lecturer, and the Michael Brownlee Lecturer).
2. A weekly internal research seminar series serving as a platform for senior postdoctoral research fellows and investigators to share their ongoing research with others at the Joslin.
3. A clinical seminar series featuring external and internal speakers with clinical research interests, journal club presentations, and case presentations arising from the clinical practice experience in the Longwood Medical Area.
4. A summer seminar series given by DERC core directors as well as outside experts to encourage awareness of the services provided by each core and to introduce new technologies that would enhance the current research at Joslin;
5. A series of presentations given by Joslin investigators to the students participating in the Joslin Summer Research Student Internship Program to familiarize them with diabetes research inside and outside the Joslin.
6. A two-day Research Retreat held every two years to foster interactions and the exchange of ideas among Joslin researchers.
During the next cycle, we will continue this successful and popular program of which we are proud for the decided impact it has had at the Joslin and in the Longwood Medical area over the past twenty years.