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Anna-Kay Thompson, Research Assistant

anna-kay thompson, research assistant

I wanted to work at Joslin Diabetes Center because I studied nutrition in college and diabetes was a large part of the major. I wanted to be more exposed to the disease and help in any way with treatments and preventative methods, and what better place to do that but at Joslin? I applied and chose Joslin because I was being offered trainings and experiences that only few research positions offer.  I am able to work directly with patients, recruiting them to our study, and performing clinic visits.

I enjoy working here because the environment and staff are friendly.  I love my job.  No two days are the same - whenever I see patients, every case is different and exciting.  I also love the flexibility and exposure that I am getting here.  I am excited to come to work because I love what I do. 

I get to interact with different patients and personalities, which is a great learning experience.  If you enjoy being in a warm environment where the number one priority is helping to change the lives of others through science and research, then this is the place for you.  If you enjoy a challenging work environment where there is always a push for new ideas, then this is the place for you.  If you want more exposure to medicine and research, then this is the place for you.

I am a part of a team that is trying to prevent early kidney loss in people with Type I diabetes.  We hope that our study will help to change the lives of many people with Type I diabetes and I am proud to help.  I think my efforts are well appreciated here, especially by my team.  We also have weekly meetings that strengthen our team and keep us all on the same page.

I love it here and I am so excited that I chose Joslin and that Joslin chose me!!!!!!

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