Dr. George S. Eisenbarth, MD, PhD passed away on November 13 after a struggle with pancreatic cancer. A pioneer in the field of diabetes, George had an innovative and collaborative spirit.
Among his many scientific contributions to the diabetes and immunology communities, he was instrumental in the vision and creation of the FOCIS Board of Directors and served as its Membership Chair for eight plus years. During this time he formalized the application and induction process for Member Societies to join the Federation to further the FOCIS vision of improving human health by fostering interdisciplinary approaches to both understand and treat immune-based diseases. George was a kind soul whose contributions, both scientifically and personally, will be greatly missed.