December 2014 Newsletter

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


In This Issue:

New Schools

Win New England Patriots Tickets

Kevin Conley Joins CDN Board of Directors

CDN Featured in Lilly Pad

CDN Launches Clinical Update

Purchasing holiday gifts? Use Amazon Smiles.

Partner News

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Scholarship Opportunity

CDN recently posted a new scholarship to its site, while the deadline for another is approaching. Have you applied?

Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation Scholarships

Ashley Rose Honorary Diabetes Law Student Scholarship Award


 December 2014 Newsletter

Happy, happy holidays.

We are officially in the holiday season (also known as FINALS)! Good luck with studying, and shopping as the holidays approach.  

With the countdown on until the New Year, we at CDN National have taken some time to look back on the past year...and the view is pretty amazing. We are in awe of our chapters, our student members, our partners, our leadership, and our many supporters. We exist to empower and improve the lives of young adults living with diabetes, bringing their voices to the rest of the community and diabetes sector- and with YOUR help we are. And yet, despite our excitement over the past year, it is nothing compared with our excitement as we look into 2015! 


Thank you for supporting us this past year, and thank you for being part of our network as we continue to change the lives of young adults with diabetes. 


Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! 


Christina Roth, CEO and Founder

& The College Diabetes Network Team

New Schools

We are happy to announce that students are working to create a chapter at Tufts University.


For more information about starting/joining a group, email

CDN News


Love Football? Love CDN? Win New England Patriots Tickets!

CDN would like to thank Novo Nordisk for making us a community partner with the New England Patriots in the stand against diabetes. As part of this partnership, Novo Nordisk has provided CDN with two sets of tickets to upcoming Patriots games. You only have until December 4 to bid on the tickets! All proceeds will go directly to CDN.

Pats v. Dolphins:

Pats v. Bills:


Kevin Conley Joins CDN Board of Directors

Kevin Conley is an executive recruiter. He is also an entrepreneur and he has built and run his own search firm for over fourteen years. In 1985, Mr. Conley began his recruiting career initially at two of the big search firms, Russell Reynolds Associates and then Korn Ferry. He was on the Executive Committee and served as the Regional Managing Director for New England at Korn Ferry before establishing Conley Search Group which now has offices in Boston, London, New York, St. Louis and Washington, D.C. He has lived and worked as a recruiter in New York, London and Boston. Mr. Conley earned a BA from Yale University and was Captain of Men's Ice Hockey. Mr. Conley donates 25% of his profits to diabetes research. From 2004 to 2010, he served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Joslin Diabetes Center, the largest independent diabetes center in the world and an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. He remains very active with diabetes fundraising serving as Co-Chair of the 2014 Joslin Diabetes Center Gala. Currently, Mr. Conley serves on the Boards of the College Diabetes Network and the Joslin Foundation.


Happy Giving Tuesday! Consider Supporting CDN

It's Giving Tuesday. We plan on continuing to support young adults with diabetes for years to come - but we can't do it without your help. Love CDN? Consider making a donation today.


CDN Featured in Lilly Pad

Lilly Diabetes invited CDN to write a blog for its publication, Lilly Pad, about what our chapters were up to during College Diabetes Week. Read it here.


CDN Launches Clinical Update

CDN recently launched our first bi-annual Clinical Update, which includes information on the latest news, presentations, and posters regarding young adults and transitioning. Interested in receiving the update? Sign up.


Purchasing Christmas Gifts? Use CDN's Amazon Smiles Account!

By bookmarking this link and using it to get to AmazonAmazon Smiles will donate a portion of eligible purchases to CDN.


Partner News

    • diaTribe has posted video coverage of the conversation that took place Nov. 3 between the diabetes community and the FDA on the unmet needs of diabetes. 

    • Diabetes or no diabetes, everyone could benefit from more exercise and a healthier lifestyle. Our friends over at diaTribe want to help you achieve that goal by giving you the chance to win a free Fitness Tracker. Enter to win your choice of a Fitbit Flex or Jawbone Up fitness tracker. The giveaway runs until December 15th. You can check out their giveaway and enter at

    • Join CDN's community in the HelpAround mobile application. It can be scary to be stuck without a glucose meter, test strips or glucose tabs. HelpAround's safety net lets you find and rely on others with diabetes in your area.

 A special thank you to our generous supporters:



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