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
Donate to SBM
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 robust and able to meet its important goals.
Field of Behavioral Medicine Historical Timeline
Our 2014 Annual Meeting in April featured a historical timeline of the field of behavioral medicine. The timeline was a hit so we are posting it on the website for all to see! Special thanks to Marc D. Gellman, PhD, and Sherry L. Pagoto, PhD, for their work on the timeline.
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!
Special Interest Groups
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