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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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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.

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Turning Their Desire for a Cure

Into Donations from Friends and Family

When Gina Fortunato-Gehan turned 50 in July, she decided she wanted to have a big party for friends and family to help her celebrate. In lieu of gifts, she and her husband Kyle requested that guests contribute to type 1 diabetes research at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, where their daughter Arianna, is a patient.


Dieter Egli, Stem Cell Scientist

Talks about his Work

All forms of diabetes are due to failure of the beta cells of the pancreas to produce sufficient insulin to meet the metabolic needs of the individual in whom the disease develops. The generation of new beta cells with patient-matched genotypes will benefit patients with type 1 diabetes, where beta cells are lost. It will likely also benefit other forms of diabetes.


A String of Awards and Honors

For Berrie Center Stem Cell Scientist

Congratulations to Dieter Egli, PhD, the Maimonides Assistant Professor in the Division of Molecular Genetics, and the Berrie Center’s distinguished stem cell biologist, well on his way to creating viable, patient-specific, insulin-producing beta cells that will one day be delivered back to the patient...


Motorcycling to Fundraise for the Berrie Center

Many thanks to the Lucas Family (Jennifer, Edward, Madison and Nicholas), and the Westchester County Shields and Cross Motorcycle Club for the recent fundraiser they held for the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center. Madison, 11, is a patient at the Berrie Center.


A New Laboratory at the Berrie Center

Run by Next Generation of Berrie Center Scientist

Li Qiang, PhD, is young (36), motivated to make an impact and the lead investigator of the latest laboratory at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center.


A Ballerina, a Berrie Center T1D Patient

and Diabetes Advocate

Katelyn Prominski is a Broadway dancer (she was the lead ballerina in Flashdance the Musical, performed in Dirty Dancing and Singin’ in the Rain, to name just a few) and has...


The 2016 Salzburg Medical Seminars on Diabetes

A week in Austria Presented by the Berrie Center

“It was a huge honor and an incredible experience,” Berrie Center pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Natasha Leibel said about her recent trip to Austria where she participated in the 2016 Salzburg Medical Seminars.


Loving someone with type 1 diabetes:

What role do you play in your loved one’s care?

Diabetes is a 24/7 job. The job is only made easier by a comprehensive support system. For spouses and partners of people living with diabetes, knowing how to be supportive is not always obvious. Some days it means speaking up, while on other days being supportive means keeping quiet.

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