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Two Centers Open in Audubon Park Building

Cutting the ribbon at the opening of the Associates in Internal Medicine practice were, from left, Michelle Edelman, hospital administrator of outpatient general medicine services; Dennis Rivera, president of National 1199 Health Care Workers Union; Dr. William A. Polf, deputy vice president for external relations and strategic programs; Blanca Battino, principal of P.S. 128; New York State Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat; Cesar Perales, hospital senior vice president for community health services; Maria Luna, Community Board 12; Sander Dulitz, Community Board 12; Dr. Robert Goodman, AIM director at the Berrie Pavilion; Mort Grusky, deputy vice president for budget and finance; Dr. Herbert Pardes, vice president and dean; Kathy O’Donnell, deputy vice president for medical center affairs; Dr. Steven Shea, director of the Division of General Medicine; and Dr. Rafael Lantigua, AIM medical director.
Cutting the ribbon at the opening of the Associates in Internal Medicine practice were, from left, Michelle Edelman, hospital administrator of outpatient general medicine services; Dennis Rivera, president of National 1199 Health Care Workers Union; Dr. William A. Polf, deputy vice president for external relations and strategic programs; Blanca Battino, principal of P.S. 128; New York State Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat; Cesar Perales, hospital senior vice president for community health services; Maria Luna, Community Board 12; Sander Dulitz, Community Board 12; Dr. Robert Goodman, AIM director at the Berrie Pavilion; Mort Grusky, deputy vice president for budget and finance; Dr. Herbert Pardes, vice president and dean; Kathy O’Donnell, deputy vice president for medical center affairs; Dr. Steven Shea, director of the Division of General Medicine; and Dr. Rafael Lantigua, AIM medical director.
The Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion at the Audubon Biomedical Science and Technology Park is now home to an Associates in Internal Medicine (AIM) practice site and the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center.

The AIM practice provides primary care for residents of Washington Heights/Inwood. This additional AIM practice site is a primary care center for young families; it will focus on preventive medicine.

The new site offers patients a warm, non-clinical atmosphere with state-of-the-art exam rooms. Each exam room possesses a networked computer for electronic charting.

The ceremony welcoming the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center to its permanent home was led by Deana Herrera, Miss New York State; and Russ Berrie, the center’s benefactor. Mr. Berrie, who has lived with diabetes for more than 30 years, donated $13.5 million for the formation of a comprehensive diabetes care and research center in memory of his mother, Naomi, who also had diabetes. The center was officially established in May 1997. Ms. Herrera, who has had diabetes since the age of 8, thanked Mr. Berrie for his support of the center. Dr. Robin Goland, co-director of the center, announced that a conference room would be named in honor of Dr. Arnold P. Gold, professor of clinical pediatrics and clinical neurology, whose foundation by the same name sponsors programs that foster the teaching of humane care in medical education.

Cutting the ribbon at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center were, from left, JoAnn and Joseph Murphy, supporters of diabetes care and research; Deana Herrera, Miss New York; Angelica and Russ Berrie, the center’s benefactors; Dr. Arnold P. Gold of the Gold Foundation, for whom a conference room in the center was named; Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey; Dr. Robin Goland, co-director of the center; and Dr. Herbert Pardes, vice president for the health sciences and dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Columbia.
Cutting the ribbon at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center were, from left, JoAnn and Joseph Murphy, supporters of diabetes care and research; Deana Herrera, Miss New York; Angelica and Russ Berrie, the center’s benefactors; Dr. Arnold P. Gold of the Gold Foundation, for whom a conference room in the center was named; Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey; Dr. Robin Goland, co-director of the center; and Dr. Herbert Pardes, vice president for the health sciences and dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Columbia.
Speakers at a symposium titled “Launching the Care Until the Cure” were Dr. Rudolph Leibel, co-director of the NBDC and professor of pediatrics and medicine; Dr. Gerald Bernstein, president of the American Diabetes Association; Dr. Joseph Tenebaum, the Edgar Leifer Clinical Professor of Medicine; Dr. John Driscoll, the Reuben S. Carpentier Professor and Chairman of Pediatrics; and Dr. Eric Rose, the Valentine Mott/Johnson & Johnson Professor and Chairman of Surgery.

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