The Society of Behavioral Medicine annually provides several awards to members recognizing outstanding achievement and contribution to the field of behavioral medicine. Award recipients are recognized at the Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions.
Distinguished Scientist Award
Selection for the Distinguished Scientist Award is based on total career achievement. Nominees must have achieved scholarly distinction i.e., made a series of distinguished empirical contributions or contributed substantially to the development of new theories or methods.
Alere Wellbeing Research to Practice Award
The Alere Wellbeing Research to Practice Award recognizes an individual’s contributions and exemplary work in translating or extending behavioral medicine from research into practical application, dissemination or implementation. Eligible candidates may have made substantial contributions to any phase of translational work including a) development of new and effective treatments, b) promoting uptake of effective, sustainable health promoting interventions into new contexts; or c) fostering development of practice-based research.
Early Career Investigator Award
Selection of the Early Career Investigator Award is based on total career achievement and review of a representative published paper.
Outstanding Dissertation Award
Each year SBM recognizes excellence in a student/trainee member’s research through the Outstanding Dissertation Award.
Distinguished Student Awards
SBM offers the Distinguished Student Awards from funds raised through the Advocacy & Membership Development Campaign and funds donated from Springer Science+Business Media. These awards are provided to students who demonstrate outstanding academic and professional potential in the field of behavioral medicine. The three award categories for the Distinguished Student Awards include Excellence in Research, Excellence in Service Delivery and Travel Scholarship.
Distinguished Research Mentor Award and Distinguished Clinical Mentor Award
For many of us there was one individual who really stood out during our training. It may have been your advisor or a faculty member who took a special interest in your work. The Mentor Awards were designed to honor outstanding service as a mentor in the clinical/professional arena, in honor of clinical mentorship or research endeavors. Nominees should be seen as those mentors who have fostered excellence in and had a major impact on the field of behavioral medicine by virtue of their role as a mentor.
Excellence in Behavioral Medicine Training Program Award
The purpose of the Excellence in Behavioral Medicine Training Program Award is to identify and honor a training program at any level that provides behavioral medicine training. The training program in question can be researc-h and/or clinically-focused and can occur in any discipline, but especially with an interdisciplinary approach.