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 ahahn@sbm.org.

Akilah Dulin Keita, PhD
Dr. Keita received a five-year grant for her project titled, “The Role of Resilience in Addressing Racial Disparities in Adverse HIV-Related Outcomes.”

James F. Sallis, PhD
Dr. Sallis received the Excellence in Thought Leadership award from the Center for Active Design

Camille Short, PhD
Dr. Short was awarded funding by the Below the Belt Research Fund to develop an exercise prescription web application for men with metastatic prostate cancer.

Jill Bormann, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dr. Bormann has been designated as an EdgeRunner from the American Academy of Nursing for her research on the Mantram Repetition Program. Dr. Bormann has also received the 2017 APNA Award for Excellence in Research.

Karl Maier, PhD
Dr. Maier received the 2017 Distinguished Faculty Award from Salisbury University for his transdisciplinary work on the biopsychosocial ecological model of the microbiome and health, appearing in Psychosomatic Medicine, and for his teaching, research, and curriculum development that encompasses psychology, health, and climate change.

Kristy Straits-Troster, PhD and Jen Averyt, PhD
Drs. Kristy Straits-Troster, Jenna Gress-Smith, Lisa Burgess and Jen Averyt at the Phoenix VA were recently awarded funds from the Office of Rural Health to implement an innovative intervention within primary care mental health integration (PCMHI) that will target rural Veterans with mild to moderate depressive symptoms and chronic pain. The project involves a 30-day mindfulness intervention, will be delivered through the VA’s telehealth system and has the potential to improve access and patient satisfaction and reduce system cost.

Susan Vadaparampil, PhD, MPH and Kristi Graves, PhD
Drs. Vadaparampil and Graves recently received a 5-year R25 award from the National Cancer Institute entitled “Programa de ARBOLES Familiares: Assessing Risk of Breast Cancer through Outreach to Latinas with Education and Support.”.” The ARBOLES Familiares [Family Tree] training program is for bilingual (English-Spanish) individuals who provide community health education and/or outreach to the Latina community (e.g., community health workers, navigators, promotoras) to learn about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC), communication, education and identification of community members at risk for HBOC. If you know of any bilingual community health educators, patient navigators or promotoras who may be interested, please email LatinaStudy@georgetown.edu.

Patricia Robinson, PhD
Dr. Robinson was given the 2017 Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Health Psychology Award by the APA's Division 38.

Katie Cueva, MAT, MPH
Katie received the first place award for the 2017 R. Davilene Carter Presidential Prize for Best Manuscript for her manuscript entitled, “Culturally-Relevant Online Cancer Education Modules Improve Tribal Health Workers’ Capacity and Intent to Talk With Patients About Cancer.”