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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.

Click on the links below to see what’s happening at the Berrie Center.


Berrie Center Honors UK Scientists at

16th Annual Frontiers in Diabetes Research Conference

The Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center has presented UK scientists, Andrew Hattersley, DM, and Mark McCarthy, MD, with the 16th annual Naomi Berrie Award for Outstanding Research in Diabetes. They were honored for their work on the genetics of the disease.


SoulCycling for the Berrie Center

The Emerging Leaders Fall Fundraiser

They wore their gym clothes and brought their energy bars; it was the fall fundraiser for the Berrie Center at SoulCycle, the indoor cycling studio/exercise phenomenon sweeping New York City.


Marathoners with T1D at Berrie Center

What Makes Them Run?

Runners, cyclists and exercise enthusiasts abound within the patient population at the Berrie Center. Now, thanks to the popularity of marathons, a small group of athletes has emerged at the Berrie Center—marathoners with type 1 diabetes (T1D).


Physician/Photographer Lauren Golden, MD

Receives Top Honors for her Images

A picture captured by the Berrie Center’s adult endocrinologist, Dr. Lauren Golden, a talented photographer as well as physician, received the Artist Craftsmen of New York (ACNY) award for Outstanding Merit in Photography. The image, titled “In Transit – Frankfurt Bahnhof,” was shot in September, when Dr.

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Hongxia Ren, PhD, Berrie Center Research Scientist

Awarded NIH Grant for Pioneering Work in Obesity

Congratulations to Hongxia Ren, PhD, an Associate Research Scientist at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center – who is the newly announced recipient of an NIH Pathway to Independence Award that will allow her to continue her pioneering work on the role of orphan G-protein-coupled receptor, Gpr17, as a new therapeutic target for the treatment of obesity and its comorbidites.

Tori Bender


Introducing Tori Bender, Outreach Coordinator

She’s a Communications Expert and a Patient at the Berrie Center

The Berrie Center welcomes the talented and uniquely qualified Tori Bender as our new Outreach Coordinator. Tori, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania who earned a Masters Degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, is also an expert on type 1 diabetes; she has had it for 26 years. Now 34, Tori is also a devoted patient at the Berrie Center.

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Berrie Center Diabetes Conferences on Thursdays 9 AM

Available on iTunes as Audio Podcasts

Every Thursday morning at 9 AM, the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center hosts a Diabetes Conference, a lecture series that combines both research and clinical topics and includes speakers drawn from Columbia University faculty as well as visiting diabetes experts from around the country, and in some cases around the world.


Kelly Walker, Clinical Profile

A Dietitian Joins the Type 2 Diabetes Clinical Research Team

A funny thing happened to Kelly Walker, a registered dietitian who has had type 1 diabetes (T1D) for 28 years, after her first doctor’s appointment at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center.  She heard about, and then interviewed for a position as a research coordinator on the type 2 diabetes (T2D) clinical research team.

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