Academic journal article Journal of Accountancy

Every Day Is Incredibly Exciting from Every Aspect - from Business, from Research, from Technology; It's Personal to Me

Academic journal article Journal of Accountancy

Every Day Is Incredibly Exciting from Every Aspect - from Business, from Research, from Technology; It's Personal to Me

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Familiar surroundings: I have spent my career in life sciences, most recently as the CFO of a publicly traded company in the genetics space. A recruiter's appeal floated across my screen looking for a CFO of Joslin Diabetes Center, a world-renowned not-for-profit in Boston that is affiliated academically with Harvard Medical School and is a leader in diabetes prevention, research, education, and care. It was very surreal. I came in and I said to everybody as I interviewed, "Understand that I've been coming here an awful long time."

The CFO and a patient: I've been a patient at Joslin for over 35 years. This year I reach a milestone of being a 50-year Type 1 diabetic. It's a blessing to be able to come here every day after having received care here all these years, and to be able to help the institution and patients just like me.

Balancing act: Diabetes is a worldwide epidemic. Type 1 diabetes is a chronic autoimmune disease that destroys the body s ability to make insulin, a hormone used to break down and store energy. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body doesn't produce enough insulin and/or is unable to use insulin properly. …

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