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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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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.


Relatives of People With Type 1 Diabetes Wanted for Research Risk Screening

Can type 1 diabetes be prevented? You can help answer this question by participating in the NIH TrialNet Pathway to Prevention Research Study For Relatives of People With Type 1 Diabetes. “It is one of the most important studies in TrialNet,” said Ellen Greenberg, the lead research coordinator for type 1 diabetes clinical trials at the Berrie Center.


From Mice to Medicine

The Research of Dr. Domenico Accili and Potential New Treatments for Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes

From his laboratory on the second floor of the Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion at Columbia University, scientist and physician, Dr. Domenico Accili, MD, and his research team, are quietly changing the future for people with diabetes.Right now we’re very excited about two areas of research,” said Dr.


Emerging Strategies To Combat Beta Cell Failure in Diabetes

A paper highlighting the diabetes research of Columbia University's Domenico Accili, MD, Russell Berrie Foundation Professor of Diabetes in Medicine, and his research team, was included in the annual report of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). 

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