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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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Berrie Center Direct

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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Rachel Rhee:

A Berrie Center Patient and Budding Actress

They were performances to remember for 16-year-old Rachel Rhee, who played the lead role of Deloris in the Emerson Junior/Senior High School version of the hit movie, Sister Act.

Rudolph L. Leibel, MD,

Wins 2019 Albert Renold Award

Rudolph L. Leibel, MD, the Christopher J. Murphy Memorial Professor of Diabetes Research, and Co-Director of the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center will be honored next month at the annual meeting of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) with the 2019 Albert Renold Award.

Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF),

Berrie Center Team Up for Women’s Heart Health Seminar

A collaboration between the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center and the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) in New York City resulted in a treasure trove of information on type 2 diabetes (T2D) and women’s heart health—thanks to Berrie Center Adult Endocrinologist Jacqueline Lonier, MD, and Diabetes Educator, Courtney Melrose who participated in a recent evening seminar on the topic. 

Sam Riccardulli's Love for Softball

Undeterred by Type 1 Diabetes

Sam Riccardulli, a patient of Dr. Natasha Leibel’s at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, excels at softball. Recently, the Westchester County teenager was featured in her local newspaper ( in a story that captured her love of the game. Here is what they had to say: 

Rebecca Haeusler, PhD, wins JCI Award

Congratulations to Naomi Berrie Center Diabetes Center scientist Rebecca Haeusler, PhD, who presented the Award Lecture at the recent Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI) annual conference. The JCI is one of the leading journals in the country for applied biomedical research. 

Natural Nanoparticles

May Keep Fat Healthy

Columbia Vagelos Physician and Surgeon scientists have discovered that fat cells emit nanoparticles loaded with lipids that may help keep fat tissue healthy and play a role in preventing diabetes.

March e-Newsletter

Click here to read our featured stories:

Berrie Center Teens Enjoy Winter Fun

CRISPR, Stem Cells and Neonatal Diabetes

Kyle Murray and Chalk: Choosing Healthy and Active Lifestyles

Emma DePaola: Singing With the Swinging ‘Gates

Notch and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver and Fibrosis

Coverage in NEJM

Obesity-induced fatty liver, or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), is the most common form of liver disease in the United States. It ranges in severity from a simple pre-disease state to liver fibrosis, which is the primary determinant of mortality in NAFLD patients.

Berrie Center Teens Enjoy Winter Fun

Joyful, inspiring, lively, purposeful – these were words used to describe last week’s Winter Fun Program, an annual event at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center (held over winter recess) where teens with type 1 diabetes (T1D) come together for four days of empowering activities and experiences that this year included indoor rock climbing in Manhattan and ice skating at Flushing Meadows. 

Emma DePaola:

Singing With the Swinging 'Gates

For Emma DePaola, 19, a sophomore at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY, singing has been a constant in her life since she was 5 and growing up in Westchester County. In addition to bringing her great joy, it has been a perfect antidote to another constant in Emma’s life—her type 1 diabetes (T1D) which she developed when she was 11-years-old.