The Berrie Center recently hosted the 6th annual New York City Regional Diabetes Research Meeting, which brings together local scientists with common research interests and goals. The purpose of the Meeting is to promote interactions, share information and support new investigators.
Participants, in addition to Columbia University Medical Center, are the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical Center and Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai. Over 150 people from 13 different institutions attended the event.
This year the keynote speaker was Dr. Michael Czech from the University of Massachusetts Medical School who gave a sweeping overview of the field of diabetes research. All told, there were eight different talks from New York City researchers on a wide range of topics including beta cells, hepatic metabolism, adipose tissue function and neuronal control of food intake.
“The 2017 symposium showcased the excellence of the diabetes research in the New York City area,” said event organizer Dr. Rebecca Haeusler, an assistant professor at Columbia who studies the link between cardiovascular disease and diabetes. “It also underscored how valuable it is to have such a robust community of diabetes researchers, coming together year after year."