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.

Go To: In The Headlines

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.


2014 Summer Fun Program:

The Power of the Shared Experience

They saw the sights around New York City, traveling by chartered bus—to Chelsea Piers, Queens Zoo, Columbia University Tennis Center, Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum and Lucky Strike Bowling Lanes. Who were these young tourists?  Berrie Center patients (ages 8 to 12) with type 1 diabetes (T1D) who attended the 2014 Summer Fun Program.


Dr. Julia Vargas-Jerez

Inpatient Diabetes Specialist

Dr. Julia Vargas-Jerez has been at the Berrie Center since 2004—first, as an outpatient endocrinologist, and currently, as a member of the adult inpatient team at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC).


An Auspicious Debut

For Berrie Center’s Emerging Leaders

Congratulations to the Berrie Center’s Emerging Leaders on their uber-successful first fundraiser on June 18.

Anna Aluf, RN, MSN, CDE


Anna Aluf, RN, MS, CDE:

From Russia, Israel and USA

Anna Aluf, NP, one of the Berrie Center’s Pediatric Diabetes Nurse Educators, had a long journey to the United States and the Berrie Center starting from her birthplace of Polatsk, Belarus in 1983. 


Patient Forms:

On the Berrie Center Website

Do you know that you don’t have to phone the Berrie Center to have a prescription refilled?


Harvey Schneier:

Profile of a Berrie Center Physician Volunteer

By the time Harvey Schneier, MD, retired in January of 2013, he already had a good idea of what he wanted to do with some of his time. “I didn’t have a hobby that I wanted to devote 40 hours a week to,” said Dr. Schneier, 72, who practiced general internal medicine with a focus on diabetes at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center for 20 years.

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