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Ben Flagg, Study Coordinator

My interest for seeking employment at the Joslin Diabetes Center stems from multiple sources. As an aspiring healthcare professional and a sibling of a diabetes patient, I sought to get involved in clinical research at the Joslin in order gain exposure working with well accomplished investigators but more importantly in a realm of medicine to which I have personal ties.

Additionally, the size of Joslin was attractive to me as it has all the benefits of working in a world renowned facility with the small community feel to accompany it. You are never just another face in the hallways at this institution. A common term used here is the ‘Joslin Family’ which I think is an appropriate way to describe the working environment here.

I truly value the nature of my relationships with other investigators and supervisors who are readily available to provide guidance and advise their employees, especially to those of us in the research assistant role. I have been fortunate to work on a large multicenter clinical trial which has provided me the opportunity to work alongside a variety of medical professionals across multiple medical specialties, broadened my concept of disease complications and exposed me to the world of major health issues. 

I find gratification knowing my work not only contributes to improving health outcomes for people with diabetes, but also has the potential to directly benefit my brother. I believe in the Joslin Diabetes Center and even contributed efforts to further its’ mission by fundraising for the High Hopes Fund at the Falmouth Road Race.

It truly is a unique institution that offers ample opportunities to learn, grow and advance ones career.

Page last updated: November 07, 2019