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.


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. The staff (including therapy pup Pushkin) dressed in character, kids made wands and potions and parents mingled amidst magical Harry Potter banners. There was even a quiz about the four houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.


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. That is why we’d like to provide you with a few tips to keep in mind as you shop for health care coverage during Open Enrollment (November 1 to December 15, 2017).


Participating in Clinical Trials:

Like Father, Like Daughter

“Once the shock of the initial diagnosis wore off, I became interested in the science of it all,” said Brooklyn resident and mother of two, Rachel Johnston, 41, a participant in a unique, JDRF-funded clinical trial of a drug called TUDCA—for people newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D).


Can you Teach a Cell new Tricks?

Can you teach a cell new tricks? The Chicago Tribune features the work of Banting Medal winner Domenico Accili, currently the Russell Berrie Foundation Professor of Diabetes, Chief of the Endocrinology Division and Director of the Diabetes Research Center at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. ...


Mytonomy Partners with Berrie Center and Others

On “Microlearning” Patient Educational Program

How do adults with type 2 diabetes (specifically those who need insulin for the first time) best learn to self-manage their condition? A company called Mytonomy, which specializes in patient education, believes it can answer that question in one word, “Microlearning,” or bite-sized (from 30 seconds to 3 minutes) portions of information delivered by digital download.


The Berrie Center Welcomes

Ophthalmologist Srilaxmi Bearelly

We are delighted to welcome Srilaxmi Bearelly, MD, MHS, to the Berrie Center, where she will join Daniel Casper, MD, PhD, in providing the ophthalmic care that is vital to the well-being of people with diabetes. Dr. Bearelly, an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Columbia, (and the retinologist to whom Dr. Casper refers most patients needing treatment) has been at Columbia since 2010. 


George Stratigopoulos, Phd

Wins Best Paper Award

Congratulations to Berrie Center scientist George Stratigopoulos for winning a “Best Paper” prize awarded by the Science Unbound Foundation which states as its mission, “furthering scientific knowledge in the service of health, happiness and quality of life of humankind through scientific research and education.”

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