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Inside Joslin January-March 2010

Dr. Martin Abrahamson Wins ACP’s Eichold Award

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The American College of Physicians (ACP) has awarded Joslin Chief Medical Officer Martin Abrahamson, M.D., the inaugural Samuel Eichold II Memorial Award for Contributions in Diabetes, recognizing Dr. Abrahamson’s “stellar career.”

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AtlantiCare Opens Joslin Affiliate Center in New Jersey

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Joslin has announced an affiliation with AtlantiCare, a regional healthcare organization based in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place today for the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at AtlantiCare, which will offer the latest advances for treating diabetes and its complications as well as patient education and support services.

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Salsalate Shows Encouraging Results in Trial Led by Joslin Scientists

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Clinical studies of a generic drug called salsalate, widely prescribed for arthritis, now provide promising early results that the drug may be useful for the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes as well. In a three-month trial led by Joslin Diabetes Center researchers, those who took salsalate showed significantly improved blood glucose levels.

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Pediatric Clinic Readies for Renovation

Friday, March 05, 2010

Next week, Joslin’s pediatric clinic begins to undergo a significant renovation that will allow for more optimal multi-disciplinary care delivery for children with diabetes and their families.

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Q&A | Ophthalmologist Paolo Antonio S. Silva

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Paolo Antonio S. Silva, M.D., is staff ophthalmologist and assistant chief of the Center for Ocular Telehealth at Joslin’s Beetham Eye Institute. He holds an affiliate appointment as an associate surgeon at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is an investigator in the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network.

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Joslin and Brigham Compare Treatments for Obesity and Diabetes

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Recent studies suggest that bariatric surgery (which promotes weight loss by restricting the body’s ability to take in and process nutrients) may lead to impressive resolutions or even cures for many with type 2 diabetes. During the past decade there also have been many advances with new medications and innovative programs for intensive medical diabetes and weight management programs. Joslin and Brigham and Women’s Hospital are joining forces for a clinical trial, now recruiting volunteers in greater Boston, which will compare these two types of treatment.

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Joslin Scientists Help to Identify Novel Target for Obesity Drugs

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

A collaboration between scientists at Joslin and the Gladstone Institute (GI) has discovered a novel potential therapeutic target for controlling fat metabolism. The target is a protein from the mitochondria, or the “power plants” of every cell, which process oxygen and convert substances from the foods we eat into energy for essential cell functions.

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Joslin & USDA Program Recognized by ADA Disparities Forum

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Joslin's "On the Road" outreach program, developed in collaboration with USDA, received the “Promising Practice” award at the American Diabetes Association’s 3rd Annual Disparities Partnership Forum for its ability to reach and effectively impact low-income and underserved populations with an easy-to-deliver program.

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Joslin Welcomes Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund

Monday, February 22, 2010

Kevin Lashua, president of the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund, was among many Lions who cheerfully volunteered to sit and help test an advanced retinal camera.

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Joslin Study Finds Insulin Regulates Beta Cell Function in Healthy Humans

Joslin Signs New Collaboration with Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Joslin Diabetes Center and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital have entered into a collaboration to improve the public health and the quality of care provided to people with diabetes or at risk for diabetes.

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Q&A | Martin Abrahamson, M.D., Chief Medical Officer

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Martin Abrahamson, M.D., runs the world’s leading diabetes clinic. Joslin’s Chief Medical Officer still makes time to see patients, and last fall he once again made Boston Magazine’s list of top doctors. Earlier this month Dr. Abrahamson took a few minutes to answer seven questions about his life in diabetes care.

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Joslin helps Walgreens develop innovative wellness program

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Based in part on pilot educational projects developed with Joslin Diabetes Center as part of the Joslin-Walgreens Alliance, Walgreens rolled out its new Walgreens Optimal Wellness™ program in January 2010.

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Beta-cell finding may aid therapies for type 2 diabetes

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center and their colleagues now have identified a cell-cycle protein that is essential for beta-cell replication to respond successfully to insulin resistance. The finding may point toward eventual therapies for preventing or treating type 2 diabetes.

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Eyiuche Okeke, M.D. Joins Joslin Clinic

Friday, January 29, 2010

“My interest in medicine stems from coming from a family with a history of diabetes,” says Eyiuche Okeke, M.D., who has joined the Joslin Clinic as a staff endocrinologist.

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Joslin and dLife form online partnership

Friday, January 29, 2010

www.joslin.org and dLife.com, the leading online community for people living with diabetes, have announced a new online partnership that will offer visitors to joslin.org easy access to a wide variety of excellent online diabetes resources.

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Lloyd M. and Nancy Aiello Gift to Aid Global Diabetes Eye Health

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Last fall, Joslin’s Lloyd M. Aiello, M.D., was awarded the 2009 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize, one of the most prestigious awards in biomedicine. In December, he and his wife, Nancy Jane Beetham Aiello, presented Joslin with $100,000 from the Alpert prize money to aid with initial infrastructure for the Beetham Eye Institute Center for Global Diabetes Eye Health.

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Verizon Gift Supports Latino Diabetes Initiative's Online Education

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Stephanie S. Lee, Regional Director, Public Affairs, of Verizon visited Joslin on January 6 to deliver a grant from The Verizon Foundation to Joslin Diabetes Center in support of Joslin’s Latino Diabetes Initiative.

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