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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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A Neuroscientist Maps the Regions of the Brain

That Respond, or Fail to Respond, to Weight Loss

Anyone who has ever tried to lose 5 percent of his or her body weight and sustain it, will be interested in the work of neuroscientist and obesity researcher, Michael Morabito, PhD. A post-doctoral researcher in the laboratory of Berrie Center Co-Director Rudy Leibel, MD, Dr.

The Berrie Center’s Rick Rausch:

A Mouse Whisperer and a Yankees Statistician

His desk at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center looks a little like the merchandise concession at Yankee Stadium. He has also heard the line (from the movie Ghostbusters) “you know, you don’t act like a scientist,” so often, it’s posted on his Twitter page (@rick7rozay). 

Pat Kringas, RN, CDE, Takes Pilgrimage to Lourdes as Part of Medical Team:

“A Life Affirming, Spiritually Absorbing and Inspiring Experience”

For the Berrie Center’s Pat Kringas, RN, MA, CDE, it was already on her wish list when she was asked to join last year’s annual pilgrimage (and then again this year) to Lourdes with the New York chapter of the Order of Malta, a lay religious organization whose primary mission is to help the sick.

JDRF/NY Welcomes Berrie Center Researchers

To Talk About Progress, Clinical Trials for T1D

On May 19, the Berrie Center’s Co-Director, Dr. Robin Goland, and Berrie Center diabetes research scientist, Dieter Egli, PhD, participated in a round table talk on the state of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research at an event sponsored by the NYC chapter of the JDRF.

A Researcher with a Medical Degree

Joins the T1D Clinical Research Team

“Zuleika” means “brilliant beauty” in Persian—and that couldn’t be a more appropriate name for Zuleika Parra, the new, type 1 diabetes (T1D) clinical research coordinator at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center.


Sarah Ilany, Savvy 7th Grader

Receives Public Service Award from Westchester County

Kudos to Sarah Ilany, a 13-year-old patient at the Berrie Center, who received the 2015 J.R. Tesone Youth Public Service Award for the work she has done on behalf of young people with Type 1 diabetes (T1D). The award is presented annually by the Westchester County Board of Health to organizations or individuals who have made contributions to the County....

At Diabetes Research Panel, Berrie Center Scientists

Answer Questions from Patients and their Families

The Q&A segment of the 2015 Diabetes Research Panel was a 75-minute free-flowing exchange of ideas and information between the Berrie Center scientists and its patients and families. The questions, as always, were insightful and interesting and the answers, incisive and informative.

The Eastman Fundraising Challenge

“Together We Can Speed Up the Process that Will Lead to a Cure"

For the second time in a year, philanthropists John and Jodie Eastman, pledged their support for the clinical care and the research enterprise conducted at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center with another generous challenge grant that, if met, could “speed up the process that will lead to a cure,” said John.

The Spirit of Humanism Embedded into Berrie Center

Says Founder and Philanthropist Angelica Berrie

In a speech she gave at a recent conference on Empathy and Compassion in Society, philanthropist Angelica Berrie, President of the Russ Berrie Foundation, said that the “spirit of humanism” was the guiding force behind the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center that she and her late husband, Russ, helped to envision and establish at Columbia University in 1998....