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. Both the news the Center puts out through this site, and the frequent media coverage we get based on our important and exciting findings and the authoritative voices that speak for us.
Congratulations to Lisa Cole Burnett, Ph.D., who successfully defended her thesis on Prader Willi Syndrome (PWS), a rare genetic form of childhood obesity that can lead to endocrine dysfunction and cognitive impairment.
How do you participate in a clinical study even before birth? Meet the adorable Anna Taylor, a 5th grader at the Post Road Elementary School in White Plains. She is on the swim team and likes to play with her friends.
Congratulations to Tori Bender, the Berrie Center’s communications and outreach coordinator, who was recently profiled on linkedin.com in a series called “52 women 52 weeks”—or #52women52weeks on Twitter. The series features 52 interesting women working 52 unusual jobs in and around New York.
“I’m really happy to be back at Columbia,” said Kristen Williams, MD, the new pediatric endocrinologist at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, who did her internship, residency and endocrine fellowship at Columbia University. “This is where I was born as a doctor and this is where I grew up.”
On July 15, campers at the 2016 Berrie Summer Fun Program took part in a poetry workshop led by Berrie Center Diabetes Advisory Board Member and poet Mary Elizabeth Bunzel. The theme of the day was friendship.
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, p
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.