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2014 Video Contest winner announced!

April 21, 2014
Based on its success last year, SBM is bringing back a special opportunity to poster presenters – a VIDEO CONTEST! [Read more >>]

Winter 2014 Issue of Outlook Published

March 12, 2014
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SBM Member, Karina Davidson, Appointed to the USPSTF

February 5, 2014
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) announced the addition of five experts in prevention and primary care to serve as members of the panel: Karina W. Davidson, PhD; Matthew W. Gillman, MD, SM; Alex R. Kemper, MD, MPH, MS; Ann E. Kurth, PhD, RN, MSN, MPH; and Maureen G. Phipps, MD, MPH. [Read more >>]

Accepting Applications for Next Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Behavioral Medicine

January 8, 2014
The Publications and Communications Council of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) has opened nominations for the editorship of Annals of Behavioral Medicine. The Editor-in-Chief’s term will begin on October 1, 2014, and continue through the conclusion of the 2017 Subscription year. Christopher R. France, PhD, is the current Editor-in-Chief. [Read more >>]

Fall Issue of Outlook Published

November 7, 2013
Outlook is the official newsletter of SBM, published three times a year. Each issue of Outlook provides updates about SBM activities, policies and other issues affecting the behavioral medicine community. [Read more >>]

SBM's Policy Roadmap Updated

October 25, 2013
Maybe you’ve heard them, the none-too-subtle threats to social and behavioral science. Congressional representatives and even a few scientists are making them. The question is: What is SBM doing to stem these attacks. The answer? A lot! [Read more >>]

Call for Fellows Nominations

October 3, 2013
The SBM Board of Directors is currently soliciting nominations for new Fellows. The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2013. New Fellows for 2014 will be honored during the 35th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, April 23-26, 2014 in Philadelphia. [Read more >>]

Anticipating Your Healthcare Future Webinar Now Posted on SBM Website

September 20, 2013
The SBM Board of Directors invites you to join Eric Meade, with the Institute for Alternative Futures, as he presents pictures of the healthcare landscape as it might look in the year 2032.

The SBM Board is launching a strategic planning process that will help lead the Society and its members toward a promising and exciting future. The webinar is the first step in the process, and President Dawn K. Wilson, PhD, encourages you to take part! By envisioning future scenarios and the stories they tell, researchers and other healthcare leaders can, as Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President Risa Lavizzo-Mourey wrote, “…reset society’s trajectory toward a shared future of better healing, hope and good health for all Americans.”

The Board will send all SBM members a brief survey soliciting ideas, perspectives, and feedback absolutely necessary for creating the kind of plan that tackles problems with smart solutions, creates new opportunities, and ensures an environment in which members and the field of behavioral medicine thrive. Eric’s peek into imagined futures will help you apply a futures perspective to your own work and that of SBM. [Read more >>]

Abstract Submission Deadline Extended to Sept 23

September 18, 2013
The abstract submission deadline for the 35th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine has been extended to September 23, 2013. [Read more >>]

Spring/Summer 2013 Issue of Outlook Newsletter Published

August 6, 2013
The Spring/Summer 2013 issue of SBM's Outlook Newsletter has been published [Read more >>]

SBM comment published in New England Journal of Medicine today

August 1, 2013
SBM comment published in New England Journal of Medicine today in response to Daumit et al. study published in April. The comment states the study provides support for the case for CMS to cover a wider range of settings and providers. [Read more >>]

SBM 2014 abstract submission site is now open

June 20, 2013
The abstract submission site is now open! Submit your abstracts for consideration of Paper, Poster, Seminar, Panel Discussion and Symposium presentation at the 35th SBM Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, which will take place in Philadelphia, PA, April 23-26, 2013, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. [Read more >>]

Annals of Behavioral Medicine - Reviewer Mentorship Program

April 19, 2013
Do you have a graduate student or post-doc whom you'd like to mentor to become a journal reviewer? The skill of appraising scientific publications is a critically important one for scientists in training for behavioral medicine. Many faculty informally mentor their students in performing peer review, but the students often remain invisible to journal editors. Annals of Behavioral Medicine is renewing its mentorship program in which selected senior reviewers identify a student reviewer whose reviews they plan to oversee. [Read more >>]

SBM Inducts New Officers

April 17, 2013
The Society of Behavioral Medicine inducted three new officers at the close of its
34th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions on Saturday, March 23, 2013. [Read more >>]

Winter 2013 Outlook Newsletter Published

February 19, 2013
The Winter 2013 issue of SBM's newsletter Outlook has been published. [Read more >>]

Annals Call for Papers: Social and Behavioral Aspects of LGBT Health

December 6, 2012
Third Special Section on Understanding and Minimizing Health Disparities: Focus on Social and Behavioral Aspects of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health [Read more >>]

Fall 2012 Outlook Newsletter Published

October 30, 2012
The Fall 2012 issue of SBM's newsletter Outlook has been published. [Read more >>]

SBM Announces Partnership with the National Physical Activity Plan

October 24, 2012
SBM has partnered with the National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP), a public-private collaboration that advocates for policies, programs and initiatives aimed at increasing physical activity in all segments of the American population. [Read more >>]

SBM Now Accepting 2013 Memberships

October 15, 2012
SBM is now accepting memberships for the 2013 year! Renew or join online or by fax, mail or email. [Read more >>]

SBM Joins More Than 200 Organizations Urging Lawmakers to Preserve NIH Funding

October 4, 2012
SBM this week joined forces with more than 200 other health- and research-related organizations expressing the research community's concerns with several provisions in the FY 2013 Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill passed by the House Labor-HHS Subcommittee. [Read more >>]

Rapid Communication Abstract Submission Opens Thursday, November 8 and Closes, Thursday, January 10

October 1, 2012
Rapid Communication Posters give authors a chance to present late-breaking findings in the field of behavioral medicine. The Rapid Communication Submission opens on Thursday, November 8, 2012 and closes on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. [Read more >>]

Two New SIG Blog Entries - Aging & Spirituality and Health

September 1, 2012
The SBM Special Interest Group (SIG) blog is a tool used to showcase research being done by SIG members, to raise awareness on specific issues, or to address changes in policy or practice related to each SIG. Each SBM SIG will contribute to the SIG blog approximately once per year. If you are interested in assisting with your SIG’s contribution to the SIG blog, contact your SIG Chair. [Read more >>]

New SIG Blog Entry - Child and Family Health SIG

August 1, 2012
The start of August means that summer has officially arrived. In addition to the rising temperatures, August is also National Immunization Awareness Month, an effort to raise awareness and boost coverage of vaccines in the U.S. Among the vaccines that are recommended for young people, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that girls and boys ages 11-18 receive the vaccine for human papillomavirus, or HPV. The HPV vaccine is an important tool to prevent cervical cancer among women [Read more >>]

Annals of Behavioral Medicine Impact Factor Up to 4.200

July 13, 2012
The editors of Annals of Behavioral Medicine are thrilled to announce the new Impact Factor: 4.200. [Read more >>]

New SIG Blog Entry - Behavioral Informatics SIG

July 11, 2012
There is a lot of energy and excitement within the society about building technology-based applications for behavior change and health care solutions, and there are many developments in the technology world that SBM members should be aware of. Many of these technology resources provide opportunities for new intervention channels and techniques, assessment and evaluation methods, automation of human interventions through intelligent, adaptive systems, and more usable human computer interfaces. [Read more >>]

Spring/Summer 2012 Issue of Outlook is Published

July 3, 2012
The Spring/Summer 2012 issue of SBM's Newsletter, Outlook, has been published. Read updates and interesting news from SBM Councils, Committees and Special Interest Groups. [Read more >>]

SBM Welcomes Supreme Court Ruling

July 2, 2012
The historic Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act expands health care coverage to millions of Americans. It also expands the reach of innovative preventive measures designed to help Americans achieve "Better Health Through Behavior Change" - a vision of SBM. [Read more >>]

New SIG Blog Entry - Health Decision Making SIG

June 7, 2012
April’s issue of the leading health policy journal, Health Affairs, entitled Issues in Cancer Care: Value, Quality and Costs, covers the intersection of patient preferences, high-cost cutting-edge cancer treatments and health care incentive structures. Throughout several empirical and narrative contributions, they examined the oft-noted dilemma that despite evidence that many new treatments do not substantially improve patient outcomes and come with higher costs in the form of increased expenditures and lower quality of life, many patients choose these treatments as a chance of improving survival. [Read more >>]

New SIG Blog Entry - Physical Activity SIG

April 30, 2012
The Physical Activity SIG Blog has been released. [Read more >>]

Society of Behavioral Medicine Inducts New Officers

April 26, 2012
On Saturday, April 14, 2012 the Society of Behavioral Medicine inducted its new officers at the close of the 33rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions in New Orleans. They include Alan J. Christensen, PhD, Dawn K. Wilson, PhD, Michael A. Diefenbach, PhD, and Sherry L. Pagoto, PhD. [Read more >>]

New Health Economics Primer Needs Your Input

March 27, 2012
“Health Economics” introduces SBM members to concepts, terms and some key issues currently being addressed in the field of health economics. Your comments are most welcome! [Read more >>]

Vote for Your Favorite SBM YouTube Video

March 22, 2012
Drum roll please: twelve SBM 2012 Annual Meeting poster presenters have entered the SBM Video Contest - and it’s time to pick your favorite! The videos showcase the presenters’ research as well as their not-so-hidden penchants for drama, fun, and more! [Read more >>]

How To Set Up Your Member Username and Password

March 14, 2012
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Submit Questions to Panelists before the Meeting

March 13, 2012
Panelists from the Academic Life Panel and Team Science Panel want to hear from you before the Annual Meeting! What questions do you have about academic life and team science? Take this opportunity to submit your questions to the panelists before April 1, 2012 using the links below each panel description. Attend the panel of your choice on Saturday, April 14, 2012, 1:30-2:30 p.m., and hear how your questions influence these interactive, guaranteed-to-be-exciting presentations! [Read more >>]

ISBM Newsletter March 2012

March 13, 2012
Please find some interesting news about the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine (IJBM) and two research and training programs within the ISBM, namely the international program “REPOPA” (REsearch into POlicy to enhance Physical Activity) and the Physiotherapy program at Mälardalen University (MDH), with this newsletter. [Read more >>]

Subscribe to SBM's New RSS Feed to Easily Receive Notification of SBM Updates

February 28, 2012
SBM has just launched an RSS feed. Subscribers will receive notification when updates have been made to the SBM Announcements, Upcoming Deadlines and Behavioral Medicine News sections. [Read more >>]

New SIG Blog Entry - Evidence-Based Behavioral Medicine SIG

January 31, 2012
Greetings from the Evidence-Based Behavioral Medicine Special Interest Group (EBBM-SIG)! We hope that you will join us at the SBM Annual Meeting in New Orleans, April 11-14, 2012, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. Please register now. [Read more >>]

Contact Your Legislators to Protect the Prevention and Public Health Fund

January 25, 2012
The federally funded Prevention and Public Health Fund supports crucial prevention programs throughout the country, and many reflect the aims and mission of SBM. As federal law makers consider potential budget cuts, the Fund could be targeted. It’s important to contact legislators now, according to policy experts, especially legislators serving on the newly formed payroll tax cut conference committee. [Read more >>]

PPLG Publishes A Call to Action for SBM Members

January 18, 2012
The SBM Public Policy Leadership Group published an article in SBM's policy journal: Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy Research. The article, "The Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) and public policy advocacy: a call to action" discusses the importance of behavioral medicine presence in public policy initiatives, reviews a brief history of SBM’s involvement in public policy, describes steps SBM is now taking to increase its involvement in health-related public policy, and finally, puts forth a call to action for SBM members to increase their awareness of and become involved in public policy initiatives. [Read more >>]

SBM Releases Policy Statement on New Cigarette Warning Labels

January 10, 2012
SBM Releases Policy Statement on New Cigarette Warning Labels [Read more >>]

New SIG Blog Entry - Women's Health SIG

January 9, 2012
New SIG Blog Entry from Women's Health SIG in response to January as the Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. [Read more >>]

Rapid Communication Abstract Submission Deadline Extended to January 10

January 3, 2012
Rapid Communication Abstract Submission Deadline Extended to January 10 [Read more >>]

SBM 33rd Annual Meeting Registration Now Open!

December 16, 2011
Registration is now open for SBM's 33rd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, April 11-14, 2012, in New Orleans, LA. [Read more >>]

Annals Press Release Goes Viral

December 13, 2011
A press release from the Annals of Behavioral Medicine article "Smoking cessation and quality of life: changes in life satisfaction over three years following a quit attempt" was picked up by several media outlets. [Read more >>]

December SIG Blog - Ethnic Minority and Multicultural Health SIG

December 1, 2011
December 2011 SIG Blog, written by the Ethnic Minority and Multicultural Health SIG, focuses on World AIDS Day. [Read more >>]

NEW - SIG Blog

November 21, 2011
The Special Interest Group (SIG) blog is a tool used to showcase research being done by SBM SIG members, to raise awareness on specific issues, or to address changes in policy or practice related to each SIG. Each SBM SIG will contribute to the SIG blog approximately once per year. [Read more >>]

Rapid Communication Abstract Submission Site Open

November 17, 2011
Rapid Communication Abstract submission website is open. [Read more >>]

Renew Your Membership or Join SBM for 2012

October 18, 2011
SBM is now accepting membership dues for the 2012 calendar year. [Read more >>]

ISBM Newsletter Fall 2011

October 4, 2011
The International Society of Behavioral Medicine publishes the 2011 Fall Edition of their Newsletter. [Read more >>]

SBM Responds to Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Memorandum

September 28, 2011
SBM Statement in Response to Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services Proposed Coverage Decision Memorandum for Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity [Read more >>]

Call to Action to all SBM Members

September 8, 2011
Membership Council Chair, Brent Van Dorsten, PhD, puts forth a call to action to all SBM members. To keep the society diverse, robust and ever-growing, he encourages all SBM members to follow his lead and personally reach out to 3-4 non-SBM colleagues who would benefit from SBM membership. [Read more >>]

SBM Endorses Alliance for Quality Psychosocial Cancer Care letter to PCORI

September 1, 2011
SBM endorses a letter from the Alliance for Quality Psychosocial Cancer Care to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), which provides comments on PCORI Tier 1 Pilot Projects. [Read more >>]

SBM Endorses American Heart Association's Scientific Statement

August 8, 2011
SBM endorses the American Heart Association's scientific statement "New and Emerging Weight Management Strategies for Busy Ambulatory Settings." [Read more >>]

Housing and Transportation Information Available for the 2012 Annual Meeting

July 14, 2011
The housing and transportation information for the 33rd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions has been posted to the SBM Annual Meeting website. [Read more >>]

Annals of Behavioral Medicine Impact Factor Increase

June 28, 2011
The 2010 Impact Factors were released on Tuesday, June 28, 2011, and Annals of Behavioral Medicine has enjoyed a substantial jump northward, from 3.145 (in 2009) to 3.984 (in 2010). [Read more >>]

Summary of SBM Press Event

June 15, 2011
View the recording of the full press event on the Behavioral Informatics for Health website. In late April thought leaders and researchers in behavioral medicine and informatics gathered at the National Press Club, focused on consumer health IT. The event, Behavioral Informatics for Health was sponsored by the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM), American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM), Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). The thrust was a spotlight on two journals with entire issues devoted to consumer and behavioral informatics: the inaugural issue of Translational Behavioral Medicine and Cyberinfrastructure for Consumer Health, the May issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM). [Read more >>]

Executive Summary Released from SBM/NIH Meeting on Electronic Health Records

June 1, 2011
Read the full executive summary of the May 2-3 meetings to learn details of the discussions as well as the final recommendations regarding the inclusion of select social and behavioral measures in primary care electronic health records (EHRs). [Read more >>]

Evidence-Based Behavioral Practice Modules Add CEs

May 24, 2011
Continuing Education Credits are now available for social workers, psychologists, physicians, and nurses for the Evidence-Based Behavioral Practice modules. [Read more >>]

Follow SBM on Twitter: @BehavioralMed

March 25, 2011
The Society of Behavioral Medicine is now on Twitter. Follow us @BehavioralMed to receive timely announcements, updates and important information regarding the Society and what's happening in the field of behavioral medicine. [Read more >>]
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