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SBM President Marian Fitzgibbon Named Director of New Child Health Research Center

September 2, 2015
SBM President Marian L. Fitzgibbon, PhD, has been named director of the University of Illinois at Chicago's (UIC's) new Center for Child Health Research and Policy. The center will consist of faculty who conduct research that promotes the health of children, adolescents, young adults, and families. A particular focus will be on health disparities, including health outcomes for underserved and minority populations. [Read more >>]

Suzanne Miller Appointed Next Editor of Translational Behavioral Medicine

August 28, 2015
Suzanne M. Miller, PhD, has been appointed the next editor-in-chief of Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy, Research, an SBM journal. Dr. Miller plans to extend the journal’s impact by highlighting its dissemination focus, growing its Web presence, and increasing the international distribution of editors for more worldwide impact. She also hopes to share journal content by partnering with policymakers and dialoguing with providers, consumers, and payers. [Read more >>]

SBM Member William T. Riley Appointed NIH OBSSR Director

August 19, 2015
SBM member William "Bill" T. Riley, PhD, has been appointed director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR). Riley has served as acting director of the OBSSR since May 2014, and has been with the NIH since 2005. Riley is a clinical psychologist by training. His research interests include behavioral assessment, psychosocial health risk factors, tobacco use/cessation, and the application of technology to preventive health behaviors and chronic disease management. Riley's research has included the use of mobile phones and other mobile computer devices to assess and intervene on tobacco use, dietary intake, physical activity, sleep, and medication adherence. [Read more >>]

SBM Releases New Position Statement: Integrate Community Health Workers into the Patient-Centered Medical Home

August 3, 2015
SBM supports expanding the use of community health workers to enhance primary care, prevention, and chronic disease management programs within patient-centered medical homes to improve patient outcomes and reduce unnecessary utilization of resources. [Read more >>]

Spring/Summer 2015 Issue of Outlook Published

June 25, 2015
The spring/summer 2015 issue of SBM's Outlook newsletter has been published. 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. This issue, for instance, features a physical activity interview with Russ Pate, advice for changing jobs, and a SWOT analysis of psychology in primary care. [Read more >>]

Ask Your U.S. Senators to Join the Senate NIH Caucus

June 23, 2015
U.S. Sens. Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) launched the Senate NIH Caucus, a new bipartisan group that will offer an opportunity for senators to educate their colleagues about the importance of the nation’s biomedical research agency. All senators are welcome to join the new NIH caucus. Please consider asking your senators to do so. The SBM Supporting Policy Web page makes it easy. You can quickly find your senators' contact pages, and we’ve provided a template message that you can copy and paste. [Read more >>]

SBM Co-Authors Call to Action on Integrating Peer Support in Prevention and Health Care

May 14, 2015
SBM is pleased to have been involved in authoring this important call to action, and recommends the inclusion of community health workers and other providers of peer support as a regular part of prevention and routine care. [Read more >>]

SBM Releases 2014 Annual Report Infographic

April 15, 2015
SBM's year detailed in one chart! [Read more >>]

Ask Your U.S. Congressmen to Recognize National Public Health Week

March 26, 2015
National Public Health Week (NPHW) will kick off April 6. Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) and Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) will be introducing resolutions in support of NPHW, to recognize the importance of public health in making the United States a healthier nation. Please consider asking your congressmen to co-sponsor these resolutions. The SBM Supporting Policy Web page makes it easy. You can quickly find your legislators' contact pages, and we’ve provided a template message that you can copy and paste.
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SBM Releases New Position Statement: Retain Healthy School Lunch Policies

March 25, 2015
SBM has released a new position statement calling for the retention of the current school lunch standards set by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The statement further recommends that schools promote traditional and innovative nutrition education formats, repeatedly encourage the consumption of healthful foods, and make small environmental changes in lunchrooms to make more healthful eating accessible, attractive, and normative. [Read more >>]

2015 Annual Meeting Final Program Available

March 19, 2015
The 2015 Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions' Final Program, complete with details on all of the meeting’s sessions, is now available online. Check the program for descriptions of meeting courses, seminars, symposia, paper sessions, breakfast roundtables, master lectures, keynote presentations, and more. The Annual Meeting is being held in San Antonio, TX, from April 22-25. [Read more >>]

Share SBM's New Membership Flier with Your Colleagues

March 11, 2015
SBM's Membership Council has created a new membership flier that explains what we do and who we are. Share it with any colleagues that may be interested in joining SBM! [Read more >>]

Winter 2015 Issue of Outlook Published

February 23, 2015
The winter 2015 issue of SBM's Outlook newsletter has been published. Each issue of Outlook provides updates about SBM activities, policies, and other issues affecting the behavioral medicine community. This issue, for instance, features several previews of events being planned for SBM's 2015 Annual Meeting. [Read more >>]

Fall 2014 Issue of Outlook Newsletter Published

October 22, 2014
The fall 2014 issue of SBM's Outlook newsletter has been published. 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. This issue, for instance, features an interview with new Annals of Behavioral Medicine Editor Kevin S. Masters, PhD, and highlights a new transitional member type. [Read more >>]

SBM Releases New Position Statement: Early Care and Education Policies Can Impact Obesity Prevention among Preschool Aged Children

October 8, 2014
SBM has released a new position statement saying early care and education (ECE) policies can impact obesity prevention among preschool aged children. The statement recommends that policymakers require that ECE settings meet specific nutrition standards, allow enough physical activity, and limit sedentary screen time. [Read more >>]

SBM Releases New Position Statement: School-Based Physical Activity Improves Academic Achievement

June 4, 2014
SBM has released a new position statement saying school-based physical activity improves academic achievement. [Read more >>]

Watch the #SBMTechTalk About SBM's Digital Future

April 14, 2014
SBM held its second #SBMTechTalk on April 18. Watch the recorded conversation! [Read more >>]
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