A dozen of New Jersey's most inspiring unsung heroes were recognized for their compassion and concern for others when they were named as recipients of the 2017 Russ Berrie Making a Difference Awards. The 21st annual awards, accompanied by cash prizes ranging from $5,000 to $50,000, were announced at a ceremony at Ramapo College on May 5.
Supported by a gift from the Russell Berrie Foundation, the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center has launched a multidisciplinary Obesity Research Initiative to study the relationship between the brain and metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes.
A Native American chief who fought to protect New Jersey's mountainous Highlands region received the top prize at a ceremony honoring 11 unsung community heroes for their extraordinary work.
Scientists at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University Medical Center have discovered an enzyme deficiency in stem cell-derived nerve cells of those with Prader-Willi syndrome.