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.

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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.


Mary Pat Gallagher, MD:

Taking Care of Children with Diabetes

“I always liked endocrinology,” said Mary Pat Gallagher, MD, a pediatric endocrinologist at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center. “I enjoy the way it stimulates the thought process. It’s like putting together the pieces of a puzzle.”  Dr.


Dr. Jackie Salas: An Adult Endocrinologist At The Berrie Center

Looking back, said the Berrie Center’s Jackie Salas-Spiegel, MD, an adult endocrinologist who works with people with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes, it may have been her grandmother who provided her the inspiration to become a doctor. “She had type 2 diabetes and I remember being witness to the whole thing—the boiling of the syringes and large needles.


The Berrie Center’s Insulin Pump Program

Frequently asked questions and answers

An insulin pump is an effective way to manage type 1 diabetes. At the Berrie Center, people with T1D  - ranging in age from 9 months old to nearly 90 years old - use the pump successfully. Here are some questions that are often asked about pump therapy.


Scientific Profile: Megan Sykes, MD

Michael J. Friedlander Professor of Medicine, Professor of Microbiology & Immunology and Surgical Sciences 

Director, Columbia Center for Translational Immunology

Director of Research, Transplant Initiative

Director, Bone Marrow Transplantation Research, Division of Hematology/Oncology 

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PET Scanning to Measure Beta Cell Mass

An Interview with Paul Harris, PhD.

He is well known for his experimental work with Positron Emission Tomography (PET) technology - originally developed to follow pathways in the brain - as a way of imaging insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. “Imaging is a means to an end,” said Paul Harris, PhD, a scientist at Columbia University’s Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center.


Thinking Big Part I: A Profile of a Berrie Center Adult Endocrinologist

Utpal Pajvani, MD/PhD

Even as an elementary school student in West Orange, New Jersey, Utpal Pajvani showed a capacity for thinking big. “I don’t know why, but I wanted to be the Chief Executive Officer of Texaco,” Dr. Pajvani recently recalled. Today, he is an MD/PhD at Columbia University’s Berrie Center who sees patients on the clinical side and heads a lab on the research side.

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