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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.

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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.


Profile of Alicja A. Skowronski

A Postdoctoral Fellow

“Obesity in Poland, this never even crossed my mind,” said Alicja A. Skowronski, 31, a newly appointed postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Rudolph Leibel, MD, the Christopher J. Murphy Memorial Diabetes Research Professor at Columbia. “I was 4 years old when communism ended in Poland. What I remember is that people ate meals at home prepared from scratch and rarely ate out, or over-ate....


Tips for Travel with Diabetes

Whether it’s a week in the mountains or a trip to Hawaii, it’s not too late to savor the last month of summer. When you have diabetes though, just packing for a trip can seem overwhelming.  “I have heard it likened to packing a disaster kit,” said Courtney M. Sahn, a pediatric nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center. “In some ways it’s true.


August, 2017 e-newsletter

Click Here to read our featured stories:

The 18th Annual Summer Fun Program

Rudolph Leibel, MD: A Mentor of the Year

James Pring: The Sawdust Scientist

4000 Miles of Portraits: A New Spin on Traveling with Diabetes

On the Front Lines of Diabetes Prevention and Treatment


4000 Miles of Portraits:

A New Spin on Traveling with Diabetes

Greetings from Annalisa van den Bergh in West Yellowstone, Montana. It is July 18, 2017, and Annalisa, 25, is approximately 900 miles from Astoria, Oregon, her final destination. She started her 4000-mile, three-month journey in mid-May in Yorktown, VA on her bicycle, an REI Novara Randonee, with her Canon Mirrorless camera in tow. Her goal?


US News and World Report Rankings

The 2016-17 US News and World Report hospital rankings are in—and the endocrinology and diabetes program at New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley-Komansky Children’s Hospital has been recognized as the 9th highest ranked in this category nationally and the top ranked specialty service at Morgan Stanley-Komansky. The program is led by Berrie Center pediatric endocrinologist, Natasha Leibel, MD...


The 2017 Berrie Center Summer Fun Program

“It’s Wonderful to Watch it Happen”

The Naomi Berrie Center Summer Fun Program was a huge hit for the 20 Berrie Center patients (ages 8 to 12) who had an opportunity to visit Chelsea Piers; be physically challenged at Brooklyn Zoo’s Ninja Warrior Training; groove to the beat of the Blue Man Group; take a ropes course at Alley Pond; and fly through the air at


Spotlight on Caroline Hastings

New Executive Director of Development at the Berrie Center

The clinical side of the Berrie Center is so much more than a doctor’s office. It is a place for families to meet, for children to play, for young adults to take classes and build lasting friendships.


"The New Biology of Diabetes":

Listen to Domenico Accili, MD, Deliver the Banting Lecture

At the American Diabetes Association 77th Scientific Sessions, Domenico Accili, MD, the Russell Berrie Foundation Professor of Diabetes, was awarded the Banting Medal, the Association’s top honor that recognizes long-term contributions to the understanding, treatment and prevention of diabetes.

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