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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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Balance, Yoga and Barre:

“It’s Almost like having an Advantage"

Balance. Yoga. Barre—three words that Lauren Castille, a Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center patient lives by.  Entrepreneurial at 29, Lauren is co-owner of a small fitness studio near Penn Station in Manhattan called Balance.Yoga.Barre (BYB). There, you can find a roster of classes in Pilates, Yoga and the Barre method without having to pay health club prices.  


From Dinner Parties to Toy Drives

A Banner Year for Fundraisers at the Berrie Center

From dinner parties and bike races to toy drives and bake sales—2018 was a banner year for patient-driven fundraisers large and small at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center. “The generosity of the Berrie Center community inspires us and we are deeply appreciative,” said Co-Director Robin Goland, MD, the J. Merrill Eastman Professor of Clinical Diabetes at Columbia.


Kyle Murray and CHALK:

Choosing Healthy and Active Lifestyles for Kids

Berrie Center patient Kyle Murray, who has a Master’s degree in nutrition and food science, has been managing his diabetes since he was 12 and growing up in the northern suburbs of New Jersey.


The Berrie Center Year in Review

Happy New Year and thank you to all whose support helped make 2018 a year of significant clinical innovation, multiple awards, and promising breakthroughs in our labs. As we look forward to the future, did you know that in the past year we:


Teens With T1D and the Holidays

Exploring the Relationship Between Food and Blood Sugar

They came (about a dozen teens with type 1 diabetes) they saw (a handful of healthy ingredients before them) and they conquered—the making of two different easy-to-prepare holiday appetizers, one sweet, one savory.


Congratulations to Michael Rosenbaum, MD

Michael Rosenbaum, MD, a Diabetes Investigator at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center and a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, won the 2018 TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) Scientific Achievement Award from The Obesity Society (TOS). The award recognizes excellence in an obesity-related research career. The winner is selected by his or her peers.


The Berrie Center Hosts

A Preceptorial in Diabetes

The Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center hosted a “Preceptorial in Diabetes”, sponsored by the Endocrine Fellows Foundation, (EFF) which offered seven fellows from around the country a front row view of the vigorous research and quality clinical programs at the Berrie Center. “It was a full week of opportunity for the fellows to experience the richness of what we do here,” said Dr.


Rudolph Leibel, MD

Leads Restoration of Local World War I Memorial

Every working day for the last 20 years, Rudolph L. Leibel has peered down from his sixth-floor window in the Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion onto a small triangular park.


20th Annual Frontiers in Diabetes Research Symposium:

The Biological Bases of Complications of Diabetes

Columbia University has awarded the 2018 Naomi Berrie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Diabetes Research to David M. Nathan, MD, Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and Director of the Diabetes Center at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

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