Outlook: Newsletter of the Society of Behavorial Medicine

2017 SBM Call for Awards and Fellow Applications

Edwin B. Fisher, PhD, Awards Committee chair

The Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) is now accepting applications for 2017 achievement awards and new fellows. Please consider recommending one of your outstanding colleagues. Self-nominations are also welcome.

For more detailed information—including how to apply or nominate someone—please visit SBM's official call for awards and call for fellows Web pages. Applications are due by November 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Awards recipients and new fellows will be announced at SBM's 38th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions being held March 29 to April 1, 2017, in San Diego, CA.

Call for Awards

Nominations for awards must come from current SBM members in good standing. Self-nominations are welcome.

  • Distinguished Scientist Award
    Selection for this award is based on the nominee's total career and outstanding scholarly achievements (e.g., made a series of distinguished empirical contributions or contributed substantially to the development of new theories or methods).
  • Research to Practice Award
    Selection for this award is based on the nominee's contributions and exemplary work in translating or extending behavioral medicine from research into practical application, dissemination, or implementation.
  • Jessie Gruman Award for Health Engagement
    This award recognizes the nominee's pivotal and extensive contributions to research, practice, and/or policies that have advanced the understanding of individuals’ engagement in their health and health care.
  • Early Career Investigator Award
    This award recognizes the initial career achievements and review of a representative published paper.
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award
    Selection for this award is based on the excellence and significance of a student/trainee member's dissertation.
  • Distinguished Student Awards
    These awards will be given to students who demonstrate outstanding academic and professional potential in the field of behavioral medicine. Students may apply for the following awards:
    • Excellence in Research
    • Excellence in Service Delivery
    • Travel Scholarship
  • Distinguished Research and Clinical Mentor Awards
    Selection for these awards are focused on individuals and their outstanding service as mentors in clinical or research settings.
  • Excellence in Behavioral Medicine Training Program Award
    This award recognizes a research- and/or clinically-focused training program. The training program can occur in any discipline and programs with an interdisciplinary approach will also be considered.

Call for Fellows

SBM fellows demonstrate the society's commitment to advancing the science and practice of behavioral medicine. Fellows serve as role models, offering guidance and support to student/trainee members. The selection of new fellows ensures the continued life and direction of SBM. To apply for fellow status, a full member must be in good standing with the society for three consecutive years prior to applying and should have received his or her highest academic degree at least 10 years prior. For more information, please review SBM’s fellow criteria document.

2016 Fellows
New 2016 fellows pose with SBM then-President Marian L. Fitzgibbon, PhD. Fellows are (left to right) Sara Wilcox, PhD, David X. Marquez, PhD, William J. Sieber, PhD, Joshua M. Smyth, PhD, Susan Michie, DPhil, CPsych, FBPS, Margaret Schneider, PhD, and M. Scott DeBerard, PhD. (Not pictured: Hope Landrine, PhD.)