Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center
“The Care Until the Cure”
It’s more than a motto; it defines the very purpose of the patient care program at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center.
Just a few years ago, access to comprehensive, multidisciplinary diabetes care was not available in New York — a city that prides itself in providing the best medical care in the world. Now, thanks to the generous contributions of Russ Berrie, founder of Russ Berrie and Company, Inc., and other philanthropists, a new standard of diabetes care is available to the more than 8 million people with diabetes in the New York area.
The Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University Medical Center, named after Russ Berrie’s mother who, like her son, had diabetes, opened in the Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion at Columbia University Medical Center in October 1998. The Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center combines unprecedented family-oriented patient care and education with world-class diabetes research programs.
Research is the means to better treatments and, ultimately, to a cure for diabetes. In research laboratories at Columbia University, world-renowned physician-scientists associated with the Berrie Center are working on a wide range of diabetes studies that are advancing the field and moving ever closer towards a cure for diabetes.