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.

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.

Berrie Prize Awarded for Insights into How the Brain Controls Hunger

Columbia University has awarded the 2017 Naomi Berrie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Diabetes Research to Bradford B. Lowell, MD, PhD, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr.

Living with Diabetes The World According to Will Berkley

To commemorate National Diabetes Awareness Month (which is every November) the Berrie Center asked an expert on the topic what living with type 1 diabetes is really like. Here is what he wrote—including what he calls, his “top 10 tips to beat the betes.”

Another Happy Halloween From the Berrie Center

Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff…This year’s Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center Halloween Party was oozing with Harry Potter tricks and treats.

Kristin McCabe: Russell Berrie Foundation Fellow

The unexpected results, or the most puzzling findings, are always the most intriguing and exciting.  It means you’re onto something new.

Be an Informed Healthcare Consumer in 2018 Health Insurance Tips from the Berrie Center

At the Berrie Center, we are especially aware that living with and treating diabetes is expensive—and that having good health insurance is essential. Choosing healthcare is a complex decision that requires individual analysis.

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