Outlook: Newsletter of the Society of Behavorial Medicine

Honors and Awards

Congratulations to the following Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) members who recently received awards or were otherwise honored. To have your honor or award featured in the next issue of Outlook, please email lbullock@sbm.org.

Melissa A. Alderfer, PhD
Dr. Alderfer was awarded fellow status with the American Psychological Association and, specifically, Division 54: Society of Pediatric Psychology.

Garrett I. Ash, PhD
Dr. Ash was awarded the 2016 New Investigator Award from the New England Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine. The award is for a junior scientist in the fields of sports medicine and/or exercise physiology to be recognized and receive support for potential scientific excellence.

Robert D. Kerns, PhD
Dr. Kerns was honored in August with the 2016 Nathan W. Perry, Jr. Award for Career Service to Health Psychology. The award was presented by the American Psychological Association Society for Health Psychology. It honors people who have made significant contributions to Division 38 and/or the advancement of health psychology as a field, nationally or internationally.

Abby C. King, PhD
Dr. King has been appointed to chair, with Kenneth Powell, MD, MPH, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee. The Committee’s scientific recommendations will be used by the federal government to develop the 2nd edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Other SBM members on the Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee include John M. Jakicic, PhD, David X. Marquez, PhD, Russell R. Pate, PhD, and Melicia C. Whitt-Glover, PhD.

Sean P. Mullen, PhD
Dr. Mullen was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award in Psychology from Stockton University.

Linda C. Nebeling, PhD, MPH, RD
Dr. Nebeling at the National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences Behavioral Research Program has received the American Society of Nutrition’s Conrad A. Elvehjem Award for Public Service in Nutrition in 2016. This senior investigator award is given in recognition of specific and distinguished service to the public through the science of nutrition. 

Justin Presseau, PhD
Dr. Presseau was awarded the 2016 Early Career Award from the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS) which aims to recognize outstanding research excellence, contributions made to the EHPS and/or contributions to professional practice made by EHPS members within five years of their PhD.