President's Message: SBM Is Working for You
Our purpose as a society is to help you—the member—by advancing your career, your behavioral medicine interests, and the impact of the health research you hold dear. Throughout my presidency, I have sought to consider your interests and I know other SBM leaders put you first as well. Here are just a few of the ways we’re focusing on you right now.
On behalf of the larger SBM membership, eight other SBM leaders and I spent a Monday in November visiting 14 U.S. senators’ offices in Washington, DC. We met with Republicans and Democrats alike. We targeted senators who serve on the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee or who are part of an unofficial “prevention coalition.” We told their health policy aides about the critical need for more prevention and research dollars, and we advocated for more National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding.
Lisa M. Klesges, PhD
SBM Accepting Nominations for TBM Editor-in-Chief
SBM's Publications and Communications Council has opened nominations for the editorship of Translational Behavioral Medicine (TBM). The editor-in-chief’s term will begin on October 1, 2015, and continue through the conclusion of the 2017 subscription year. Candidates must be SBM members in good standing and may be self-nominated or nominated by an SBM member. The submission deadline is June 30, 2015. [Read more>>]
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Through the generosity of individuals who contribute to the Advocacy and Membership Development Campaign (AMDC), SBM provides awards for student members' travel and research as well as for public policy work designed to increase research funding, the impact of behavioral medicine throughout health care reform implementation, and the visibility of SBM. Your contribution—of any size—will guarantee the AMDC remains able to meet its important goals.
SBM Membership Offers Many Benefits
Job listings, grant-writing courses, and discounted annual meeting registration rates are just a few of the many benefits that SBM members enjoy. Members also get free access to 21 special interest groups and associated listservs that facilitate critical networking among colleagues; subscriptions to Annals of Behavioral Medicine and Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy, Research; and free access to the SBM Expert Consultation Program, among other benefits. SBM is a close-knit community. Join us!
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