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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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Type 1 Diabetes Prevention Breakthrough:

Teplizumab Delays Diagnosis in People at High Risk

In study results presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 79th Annual Scientific Sessions and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the immunotherapy drug teplizumab was shown to delay type 1 diabetes (T1D) diagnosis a median of 2 years in children and adults at high risk. This is one of the most promising advances in T1D prevention in years.

Jacqueline Lonier, MD and Utpal Pajvani, MD, PhD

Named 2019 Ewig Scholars

Congratulations to Jacqueline Lonier, MD and Utpal Pajvani, MD, PhD who were named Ewig Scholars for 2019. The Ewig Clinical Education Fund allows the Department of Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) to support and reward a select group of outstanding educators each year. This year the awards were given in honor of Dr. Thomas Jacobs. Dr.

Rudolph Leibel, MD, Wins

2019 Albert Renold Award

Congratulations to Berrie Center Co-Director Rudolph Leibel who received the 2019 Albert Renold Award for outstanding achievements in the training and mentorship of diabetes research scientists and in the development of communities of scientists to enhance diabetes research.

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.