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Joslin was recently awarded a grant by the Massachusetts Life Science Center to create the Translational Center for the Cure of Diabetes. The purpose of this facility within Joslin is to encourage more interaction between the clinic and the research labs to further our goal of finding a cure.
Laboratory and clinical research space on Joslin’s third and fourth floors will be completely renovated to build new examination and procedure rooms for clinical research, specimen processing labs, and work space for research staff such as nurses, nutritionists, and technicians. Joslin will also build an exercise physiology laboratory, which will be the only exercise physiology laboratory in a diabetes center in the Northeastern United States.
Joslin will also be upgrading some equipment and technology. In order to receive this grant, Joslin submitted an application in April of 2011. We were chosen out of 25 applications to apply for further review. Finally, after a third round of explaining how this money would help Joslin’s translational research goals of finding cures for type 1 and type 2 diabetes, Joslin was awarded $5 million dollars to build the center.
However, in order for Joslin to receive this money, we had to raise $5 million dollars from donors as well. Thank you to the donors who provided funds to build the Translational Center for the Cure of Diabetes. We hope that the improvements to the research process provided by the new facility will put finding a cure for diabetes within reach.
-Georgia Feuer, BA
Page last updated: December 09, 2013