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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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July e-newsletter

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The 2018 Annual Summer Fun Program: Above and Beyond

Study Finds ATG Preserves Insulin Production in People with Newly Diagnosed T1D

Anthony Acciani, 16: Swimming with Diabetes

The SENCE Trial for Kids under 8


The 2018 Annual Summer Fun Program

Above and Beyond

The Berrie Center Summer Fun Program was a fun-filled, jam-packed week of events that started with a trip to Rockin’ Jump, the ultimate in indoor trampoline parks; Tuesday featured a one-of-a-kind private cooking demonstration at the renowned restaurant, Modern, at the Museum of Modern Art; By Wednesday, the 20, 8-to-12-year-old participants were making pesto with ingredients handpicked from...


Study Finds ATG Preserves Insulin Production

In People with Newly Diagnosed T1D

“This is an interesting and very promising study,” said Berrie Center Co-Director Robin Goland, the J. Merrill Eastman Professor of Clinical Diabetes, about a new TrialNet research study that shows low-dose thymoglobulin (ATG) slows insulin loss in people newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D).


Thank You, Dr. Gandica

Happy 40th Birthday and many thanks to Rachelle Gandica, MD, who marked the day by asking friends and family to make a donation to the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, where she has been a beloved pediatric endocrinologist since 2011.  “I couldn’t think of a better way to honor my birthday,” said Dr. Gandica, who loves her work.


Survive and Thrive Boot Camp at Camp Nejeda

Berrie Center Co-Director Robin Goland, MD recently returned from a visit to the woods of Stillwater, New Jersey at Camp Nejeda, where summer camp and other programs for children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and their families have been in session since 1958. Dr. Goland, the J.


Anthony Acciani, 16:

Swimming with Diabetes

“I naturally gravitated towards swimming,” said 16-year-old Anthony Acciani, a patient at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, who started competing when he was 8-years-old.


The SENCE Trial for Kids Under 8

“Before, it was all about a guessing game, but not anymore,” said Monique Coleman, mom to 7-year-old Bria Curtis, a Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center clinical trial patient who has been wearing a Dexcom G5 Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) for the last six months, as part of the trial funded by the Leona M. and Harry B.


May, e-newsletter

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This Year's Diabetes Research Panel Highlights Collaborations Both Inside and Outside Columbia

Will Berkeley's Top Tips to Beat the Heat

Berrie Center Scientists Receive Vagelos Precision Medicine Pilot Grant


A Profile of Eugenia Ventura-Gonzalez

She is one of the first people to greet you when you arrive at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, and just in case you don’t already know her name, she is Eugenia Ventura-Gonzalez. Eugenia, a medical secretary who manages the Berrie Center’s busy front desk and lab, has been at the Berrie Center for almost 20 years. Said she, “when I first came on board, it was so quiet.

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