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CornerStone Vol. 24, No. 1, Spring 2014
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More Than Skin Deep: One Woman’s Dramatic Weight Loss Journey
NYU Winthrop Named Among America’s Best Breast Centers
Local Resident Presents Generous Gift to NYU Winthrop
One Family’s Most Momentous Gift in Gratitude for Lifesaving Care
NYU Winthrop Celebrates Opening of State-of-the-Art Electrophysiology Lab
NYU Winthrop Offers Relief to Longtime Sufferers of Endometriosis
Mothers and Babies Find Support for Healthy Pregnancy and Delivery at NYU Winthrop
Unique Sports Medicine Program Scores Big Among Local Athletes and Coaches
NYU Winthrop Named to Top 100 of the 2013 HomeCare Elite(TM)
Gala Raises more than $900,000 for NYU Winthrop
NYU Winthrop Offers Bite of Hope to Pediatric Diabetes Patients
Yuletide Ball Raises Over $160,000 for Child Life Program
Once again, Local Foundation Garners Outstanding Support for NYU Winthrop
The Michael Magro Foundation Education Program
NYU Winthrop Event Rocks to Beat Pediatric Cancer
Local Kiwanis Club Shows Continued Support for NYU Winthrop
Special Visits Brighten Young Patients' Days
Golfing for a Cause
Diabetes Education Center Kicks Off 35th Anniversary Celebration with a Special Celebrity
Grateful Patient Gives Back to NYU Winthrop
NYU Winthrop Celebrates Grand Reopening of the Hempstead High School Health Center
Mothers and Daughters Gather in Support of NYU Winthrop
NYU Winthrop Hospital: Committed to Addressing Public Health Needs of the Community
Former Senator's Final "Extend the Holidays" Toy Drive Proves to be the Best One Yet
Overcoming Pancreatic Cancer is Music to One Man’s Ears

NYU Winthrop Offers Bite of Hope to Pediatric Diabetes Patients

(L.-R.) Robert Levine, MD, PhD, Pediatric Endocrinologist; Susan Ruggerio, RN, MS, CDE, Diabetes Educator; Amy Canterella, MS, RD, Nutritionist; Lori Martin, BS, MPH, Pediatric Coordinator; Colleen Farley-Cornell, MS, RD, CDN, CDE, Nutritionist, Diabetes Educator; Sheila Dennehy, RN, MSN, CDE, Diabetes Educator; Jean Corrigan, RN, MA, CDE, Program Director of NYU Winthrop’s Pediatric Diabetes Program; Siham Accacha, MD, Chief of NYU Winthrop’s Pediatric Diabetes Program; John Clark, BA, LMSW, Social Worker.

On November 14, 2013, NYU Winthrop Hospital ’s Pediatric Diabetes Program hosted its fourth annual Bite of Hope Dinner at the Inn at New Hyde Park. The event honored the special achievements of Plainview residents Marlene and Larry Wald and William Simpson and raised more than $50,000 to benefit the Program and its multifaceted approach to treating diabetes.

Recognized as one of the top 50 Children’s Hospitals in Diabetes and Endocrinology by U.S. News & World Report, NYU Winthrop’s Pediatric Diabetes Program was established in 2002 and continues to rank at the forefront of groundbreaking education, treatment and care for children, adolescents and young adults with diabetes in the tri-state region.

The evening was emceed by WNBC’s Long Island correspondent Greg Cergol, with entertainment by Maximilian Sisalli. Program Director Jean Corrigan, RN, MSN, CDE, applauded Marlene and Larry Wald for enriching the Pediatric Diabetes Program with their generosity and personal commitment to its comprehensive education and medical care.

“I’ve watched this remarkable couple rally around their daughter as she faced the rigors of childhood diabetes. They surrounded her with love and encouraged her to follow her dreams, no matter what. They’re leading by example, and are living the challenge together,” she said.

(L.-R.) Linda Sweeney, Pediatric Development Manager at NYU Winthrop; Mary Kolkhorst, Event Chair; and the evening’s honorees Marlene and Larry Wald.

Ms. Corrigan also thanked event Chairperson Mary Kolkhorst, Pediatric Development Manager Linda Sweeney and Pediatric Coordinator Lori Martin for their tireless efforts. Joseph Lannig introduced the Youth Achievement Award winner, William Simpson, and praised him for “never faltering... even when things became especially challenging, William focused on helping others... speaking to newly diagnosed families and helping put their fears to rest.”

Until a cure is found, NYU Winthrop’s Pediatric Diabetes Program’s mission is independent self-care for patients as they move from childhood to young adulthood. Children are encouraged to embrace their situation with a positive philosophy as they learn to successfully manage this chronic, life-threatening illness.

For more information about NYU Winthrop’s Pediatric Diabetes Program, visit or call 1-866-WINTHROP.