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Past President Redford Williams Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) Fellow Redford B. Williams Jr., MD, has received the International Society of Behavioral Medicine’s (ISBM) 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. It is the highest honor bestowed by ISBM.
Dr. Williams, SBM’s president from 1983-84, was given the award August 20 during ISBM’s 13th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine in Groningen, The Netherlands. Dr. Williams was recognized for “outstanding contributions to behavioral medicine throughout his whole career,” according to ISBM.
Dr. Williams is an author or co-author of 10 books and more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is also an international authority on how hostility and anger contribute to coronary heart disease and other life-threatening illnesses, according to The Herald-Sun. [Read more>>]


President's Message: Advancing Public Health and Prevention
  Since I began my term as the 36th president of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM)
  during our 2014 Annual Meeting in April, SBM has launched new initiatives, I’ve
  announced areas of focus for the year, and—believe it or not—planning is well under way
  for our 2015 Annual Meeting. We’ve been busy!
  The SBM Board of Directors in July approved adding a new Digital Health Council to the
  society’s cadre of governing councils. The Digital Health Council comes at a pivotal time
  in behavioral medicine, as technological advances drastically change how we perform
  research and reach those in need of intervention. Expanding the role of technology is part
  of SBM’s current strategic plan. The council will help ensure technology remains an SBM
  focus, and it will help carve out a role for SBM in highlighting the proper use of technology
  and big data in health care. [Read more>>]
  Lisa M. Klesges, PhD


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