Addison B. Scoville Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service
Richard R. Rubin, PhD, CDE
Richard R. Rubin, PhD, CDE, from Monkton, Maryland received the American Diabetes Association’s prestigious 2010 Addison B. Scoville Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service in Orlando, Florida.
Dr. Rubin is a professor of medicine and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has been involved as a principal or co-investigator in several long-term studies in the management of diabetes, including the Diabetes Prevention Program and Look AHEAD trials. He is also an investigator in the POWER trial of weight loss in primary care settings.
Dr. Rubin has served as an American Diabetes Association volunteer for 30 years, having been President, Health Care and Education in 2006–2007, chair of the Association’s Committee on Professional Councils, and chair of the Council on Behavioral Medicine and Psychology. He was a member of the Association’s Program Publications Editorial Board, Scientific and Medical Programs Oversight Committee, Health Care Finance Administration Advisory Group, and Health Care and Education Advisory Board, and he chaired the Task Force on the Delivery of Diabetes Education and Medical Nutrition Therapy.
Dr. Rubin is also a past President of the Maryland Community Leadership Board, where he is still active. In addition to his more than 200 diabetes-related publications, Dr. Rubin is co-author of Psyching Out Diabetes, The Johns Hopkins Guide to Diabetes, Sweet Kids, and 101 Tips for Coping with Diabetes, and co-editor of Practical Psychology for Diabetes Clinicians. Dr. Rubin’s sister Mary Sue has had diabetes for 50 years and his son Stefan has had diabetes for 30 years.