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.


Pregnancy and T1D:

Prepare, Prepare, Prepare

Henry Ray Holcomb was welcomed into the world by his parents, Mark and Molly, on October 14, 2013. Childbirth (a scheduled C-section) was the only time during her pregnancy that Molly, a first time mom and a women’s health administrator at a public hospital in New York City, could "lay back and let other people do the work," as she put it.


Dr. Mary Pat Gallagher’s List

Diabetes Friendly Day Care, Preschools and Camps

Are you looking for a diabetes-friendly daycare, preschool or summer camp where the adults in charge understand the unique social and medical issues of a child with type 1 diabetes? 


Sarah Pollak, Clinical Profile:

Coordinating Clinical Research Trials

Sarah Pollak, RN, has had a long-standing interest in coordinating clinical research trials. “I felt like it would be a nice way for me to contribute to science, to be part of the process—taking what we’ve learned from basic science to clinical practice.”


On the Berrie Center Website:

Events for Patients, Families and Friends

Did you know that on the second Tuesday of each month, the Berrie Center offers  an evening session devoted to type 1 diabetes (T1D) risk screening tests for relatives of people with T1D, as part of a major diabetes research program called NIH TrialNet?


Joanna Seung, age 9

Traveling to the Berrie Center from Korea for T1D Treatment and Summer Fun

Like other children who participated in the Berrie Center’s 2014 Summer Fun Program, a week-long program that takes children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) on outings to New York City landmarks, ...


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).

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