Thursday, June 27, 2013

MedStar Pride

Day in and Day out we come to work at MedStar. While we know about some of the great work that goes on throughout our organization, every now and then there is a moment of pause where we stand back and just take pride in being part of MedStar Health .....

Below is a guest blog about one of those moments:

Represents MHRI "Amazingly" at the American Diabetes Association Meeting
By: Guest Blogger Joan K Bardsley, Assistant Vice President Core Scientific Services

I just returned from the American Diabetes Association meeting in Chicago. Vanita Aroda, MD, scientific director of the MedStar Community Clinical Research Center, gave an amazing presentation on the controversies related to the safety of
GLP-1RA and DPP-4i incretin therapies. This was the "hot topic" of the session and the room was packed with over a thousand people.

Dr. Aroda presented the data systematically,  thoughtfully  and non-biased. Her answers to the questions from the audience were enthusiastically greeted with applause. Dr. Aroda knocked it out of the  park and I was so proud  to be associated  with MHRI and our great scientists!

On the recent associate survey, 79% of MHRI associates said they were proud to be part of MedStar Health, up 6 points from the survey 2 years ago.

So what makes you proud to be part of MedStar Health?  Is it the science and research presentations, like Dr Aroda's at the American Diabeties Association or is it something else?  Perhaps hearing from a patient about their good experience or how they benefited from taking part in a research study.  Maybe it is the pride of training the next generation of healthcare givers?

Or perhaps, as with my son, it is something far simplier that brings pride to be part of the extended MedStar family...... want to guess?  Perhaps this picture will help:

MedStar Health, the official medical partner of
the Washington Nationals

1 comment:

  1. Congrats Dr. Aroda on a wonderful presentation and for representing MedStar Health so well on the research front!