Could the next thing you read here change your life?

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.

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

Insurance Coverage:

What To Ask Your Insurance Company If You Have Diabetes

The Berrie Center recommends that all patients review the details of their insurance coverage of their diabetes medications, supplies and devices on a regular basis. Each plan is different and the Berrie Center is not familiar with the details of each plan’s coverage.

The 2019 “Marija Dokmanovic-Chouinard Memorial Lectureship”

Delivered by Nicholas Katsanis, PhD

Congratulations to Nicholas Katsanis, PhD, the Jean and George W. Brumley, Jr., M.D. Professor of Developmental Biology at Duke University who delivered the “Marija Dokmanovic-Chouinard Memorial Lectureship” at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center on May 19th. Dr.

Art Therapy:

Not for Kids Only

Feeling alone and tired of diabetes? Need an outlet to express yourself? Now you can explore the relationship between mind and body in a session with art therapist Cara Lampron, MPS, LCAT-lp, who heads up the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center’s two-year-old art therapy program.

This Year’s Diabetes Research Panel

Highlights Researchers and Research Progress

The 2019 Naomi Berrie Diabetes Research Panel showcased a selection of talented young investigators at the Berrie Center. This year the Research Panel had a slightly different feel from previous years as it included a behind-the-scenes look at the Berrie Center labs and a chance to engage one-on-one with the scientists.

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.