Double congratulations to Jacqueline Lonier, M.D. on receiving the advisor position on the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Clinical Centers & Programs Interest Group Leadership Team, as well as joining the Advisory Group of the Women's Interprofessional Network (WIN) of the ADA.
The Clinical Centers & Programs Interest Group provides a forum for the exchange of information in specific areas of diabetes research and care including strategies for health care delivery. As an advisor, Dr. Lonier will provide expertise and guidance on group activities including award nominations, networking events, webinars and member forum discussions.
WIN ADA is the members-only network for female clinicians, scientists, educators, and other health professionals in diabetes. This group meets regularly to plan WIN ADA activities, vote on award nominations, and discuss strategies for advancing women's careers.
“I think these are really good opportunities for me to continue to explore my professional interests,” Dr. Lonier said. “I want to be more involved in hearing about the experiences of other centers and practices and their approaches to delivering diabetes care.”
Dr. Lonier has been at the Berrie Center since 2015, yet during the past two years she has become more involved in the day-to-day operations. Her decision to apply for the advisor position for the Clinical Centers & Programs Interest Group came in part from a desire to represent the Berrie Center on a national level.
The role will allow Dr. Lonier to share and compare notes with other leading diabetes doctors around the country. Dr. Lonier looks forward to talking about what works, what doesn’t work, what problems are local, and what problems are bigger than local.
“There are many complexities involved in getting patients with diabetes what they need,” Dr. Lonier said. “Not just access to the doctors and the educators, but also navigating the health care system in general. How can we as a center make that easier and better?”
The Berrie Center’s model is one that diabetes centers around the country aim to implement. As an advisor, Dr. Lonier will have a chance to share her experiences and unique perspective.
“Congratulations to Dr. Lonier,” said Robin Goland, MD, the J. Merrill Eastman Professor of Clinical Diabetes and Co-Director of the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center. “We are very proud that she has been selected to bring her expertise in clinical diabetes management at the Berrie Center to a national group of diabetes specialists and female leaders at the American Diabetes Association.”
Dr. Lonier will attend her first group meetings this summer.