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.
Columbia University has awarded the 2016 Naomi Berrie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Diabetes Research to Peter Arner, MD, PhD, a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Karolinska Institute, whose studies on the turnover of fat tissue in the human body has revealed pro
In pursuit of his passion—the contact sport of rugby—Berrie Center patient Mike Weis, 27, has broken an ankle, ribs and even an eye socket. Still, he said, “of all my scary moments on the field, I’ve never had any dangerous blood sugar episodes—they’ve all been limited to broken bones.
For National Diabetes Month, the Berrie Center spotlights a small and committed group of Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) employees who are participating in the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) GRADE Study (Glycemia Reduction
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.
When she was 17, Elisabeth Halliday decided to be an opera singer. “I’m from a musical family,” said the 32-year-old Berrie Center patient. “I played percussion in high school, and I did a lot of musical theater.
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.”