There’s news. And then there’s news. The news that comes out of the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center can change lives. For people with diabetes and those who care for them, and about them. So it makes sense to stay on top of all the latest. Both the news the Center puts out through this site, and the frequent media coverage we get based on our important and exciting findings and the authoritative voices that speak for us.

Magdalena Bogun MD Participates in Panel Discussion at Polish Consulate

“My advice essentially is to take every opportunity that is presented to you, because you never know where it might lead,” said Berrie Center endocrinologist Magdalena Bogun, MD, who recently participated in a networking event and panel discussion sponsored by the Republic of Poland Consulate Gen

The Year in Review

Happy New Year to friends and families of the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, and thank you to all whose support helped make last year one of significant clinical innovation, multiple awards and promising breakthroughs in our labs.

The Berrie Center hosts a Preceptorial in Diabetes

Last month the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center hosted a “Preceptorial in Diabetes”, sponsored by the Endocrine Fellows Foundation, (EFF) which offered 5 fellows from around the country a front row view of the vigorous research and quality clinical programs at the Berrie Center.

Thank you Tatum Leamkau

A heartfelt thank you to Tatum Lemkau, 10, for organizing the sweetest fundraiser of this holiday season—a bake sale at St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, CT where she is a 5th grader.

Therapeutic Arts at the Berrie Center: “To Express Complex feelings in a Visual Way”

Sometimes a picture is worth even more than 1000 words according to visual artist Cara Lampron, BA, MS. As the Program Coordinator, Cara facilitates the new therapeutic arts program for the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center. Art at a diabetes center?

Berrie Center Implements New Billing Policy

In order to adhere to nationally recognized diabetes practice standards, the Berrie Center has updated its billing and office procedures. Starting January 1, 2018, patients will be charged $50 for each missed follow-up visit that is not canceled with at least 24 hours notice.

CUMC offers Clinical Trial of Promising, new Obesity Drug

A promising, experimental obesity drug called setmelanotide, is now being tested in a clinical trial at Columbia University Medical Center.

Mirta Franqui, Medical Secretary

Medical secretary Mirta Franqui is usually the first to arrive at the Berrie Center each morning. Upon her arrival, Mirta turns on the lights, starts the lab machines, makes sure there is paper in the printers and the copier and tidies up if need be.

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