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Joslin Medalist Program Background

What is the Joslin Medalist Program?

The Medalist Program at Joslin Diabetes Center recognizes those with diabetes who have been insulin-dependent for 25, 50, 75, or 80 years. Joslin first began awarding medals to people with diabetes in 1948 with a 25-Year Medal. Believing that proper self-management was the key to minimizing long-term complications, the program was the vision of Elliott P. Joslin, M.D. and served as an incentive for those committed to good, though challenging, diabetes care. As more and more people lived long healthy lives with diabetes, it finally became the 25-Year Certificate that is awarded today. In 1970, Joslin expanded the program and began awarding a 50-Year bronze Medal. Joslin presented the first 75-Year Medal in 1996, and the first 80-Year Lifetime Achievement Award in May of 2013.

Since 1970, Joslin Diabetes Center has presented more than 4,000 50-year medals. Joslin has also awarded more than 65 distinctive 75-year medals from 1996 to present. The Medalist program is far reaching, and Joslin has awarded medals across the country and around the world. Medals have been presented internationally to recipients in Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, Hungary, Japan, the Netherlands, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, South America, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

 

                                                        

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

Sara Turek

One Joslin Place,
Room 378
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 309-3481


sara.turek@joslin.harvard.edu

Page last updated: October 25, 2014