Could the next thing you read here change your life?

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 — with both Berrie Center Direct news and In the Headlines, the frequent media coverage we get based on our important and exciting findings and the authoritative voices that speak for us.

Go To: In The Headlines

Berrie Center Direct

There’s always something going on here at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center. Promising research. Special events. Success stories from our patients and their families. Stop by often to see the latest.

Click on the links below to see what’s happening at the Berrie Center.


Welcome Annie Trowbridge

The Berrie Center’s New Chief of Staff

“I work best when I have a lot on my plate,” said Annie Trowbridge—a quality that serves her well in her new position as Chief of Staff at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center.


The 2017 Diabetes Research Panel

"An Existential Moment for Science"

“We have the greatest collection of medical intellects that’s been assembled in one place since Frederick Banting discovered insulin.”  –  John L. Eastman, Co-Chair of the Advisory Committee at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center


Mindful Eating:

"Food for Thought"

There is not a holiday feast, birthday celebration or meal of any kind, when people with diabetes don’t have to pay very close attention, not only to what they eat but how that food is potentially going to affect their blood sugar. This kind of “mindful eating” is both the challenge and the key to successful diabetes self-management.


Disaster Preparedness

Every Thursday morning at 9 AM, the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center hosts the Diabetes Conference, a lecture series that combines both research and clinical topics and includes speakers drawn from Columbia University faculty as well as visiting diabetes experts from around the country, and in some cases around the world.


The Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Team

On any given day at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, the Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Clinical Research Team is working on anywhere from six to ten different clinical trials that involve dozens of people of all ages with T1D. Sometimes hundreds of people need to be recruited and screened to find the one patient who meets the research criteria.


Mark Your Calendars:

2017 Diabetes Research Panel on April 24

This year’s Berrie Center Diabetes Research Panel (from 6 pm to 8 pm at the University Club in NYC on Monday, April 24) will focus entirely on advancements and breakthroughs in type 1 diabetes (T1D).


New Initiative Explores Obesity-Brain Connection

With Support from Russell Berrie Foundation

The Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University Medical Center has launched an initiative to study the relationship between the brain and metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes. 


National Nutrition Month:

An Interview with Courtney Sahn, RD, CDE

To commemorate National Nutrition Month, March, we interviewed Courtney Sahn, (one of the Berrie Center’s five certified dietitians/diabetes educators) about her chosen vocation.


Pushkin the Therapy Pup:

“He Brightens Everybody’s Day”

There’s a new intern at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center. Endocrinology isn’t exactly his specialty, but he’s a pro at making people feel better.

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