Mr. Robbins was my hero in so many ways. I was Blessed to know him as one of our EMC Diabetes Program Board. We had so many wonderful moments of laughter and quiet conversations. When I was ready to give up due to my substandard supervision it was he that said " Soon you will be able to create a more dynamic program. Just hang on" He was dedicated to the improvement of humanity. He always actively participated and in spite of the usual politics he kept his focus on the goal. I will miss him very much.