Statement by the American Diabetes Association on the Passing of Richard R. Rubin, PhD, CDE
March 26, 2013
The American Diabetes Association mourns the loss of Richard R. Rubin, PhD, CDE from Monkton, Maryland. Dr. Rubin served as an Association volunteer for more than 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, Pinnacle Society and he chaired the Task Force on the Delivery of Diabetes Education and Medical Nutrition Therapy. He has received multiple awards from the Association over the years, including the Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award in 1997, Levine Medal for Service in 2007 and the Addison B. Scoville Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service in 2010.
“Dr. Rubin made remarkable contributions as an Association volunteer and diabetes educator throughout his career,” commented Larry Hausner, Chief Executive Officer, American Diabetes Association. “His commitment in the fight to stop diabetes was truly inspirational. He will be greatly missed by the many lives he has touched and we send our condolences to his family.”
Dr. Rubin was also a professor of medicine and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He had 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. Additionally he was an investigator in the POWER trial of weight loss in primary care settings.
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. For the past 75 years, our mission has been to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.