2013 Richard R. Rubin Award
The 2013 Richard R. Rubin Award (formerly the Behavioral Medicine and Psychology for Distinguished Contributions Award) has been given to Margaret Grey DrPH, RN, FAAN. Given in memory of Richard R. Rubin, PhD, CDE, in memory of his remarkable service as both a volunteer and diabetes health care professional, this award recognizes a behavioral researcher who has made outstanding and/or innovative contributions in the study and understanding of behavioral aspects of diabetes.
Currently the Dean and Annie Goodrich Professor and director of the Multidisciplinary Research Training Program in Behavior and Type 1 Diabetes at the Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven, Conn., Dr. Grey has aided in the comprehensive understanding of adaptation and coping behaviors of children and adolescents with diabetes and their parents.
With a long-standing, extramurally-funded program of research, Dr. Grey has developed a program to enhance coping skills in teens with type 1 diabetes (Coping Skills Training) and showed that this program leads to improvement in glycemic control and quality of life. Recently, she led the modification of this program for delivery on the Internet (TEENCOPE). This innovative modality for behavioral interventions can improve outcomes during adolescence, a vulnerable developmental stage, and has the potential to reduce long-term disease-related psychological and physiological complications.