Applications for the 2018 SBM achievement awards are now closed.

The Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) annually provides several awards recognizing outstanding achievement and contribution to the field of behavioral medicine. Award recipients are recognized at the society's annual meeting & scientific sessions.

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Distinguished Scientist Award
Selection for the Distinguished Scientist Award is based on total career achievement. Nominees must have achieved scholarly distinction (i.e., made a series of distinguished empirical contributions or contributed substantially to the development of new theories or methods). Recipients are invited to give a master lecture at SBM's annual meeting.

Research to Practice Award
The Research to Practice Award recognizes an individual’s contributions and exemplary work in translating or extending behavioral medicine from research into practical application, dissemination, or implementation. Eligible candidates  may have made substantial contributions to any phase of translational work, including: (a) developing new and effective dissemination or implementation strategies; (b) encouraging the application of effective, sustainable health-promoting interventions in new contexts; or (c) fostering development of practice-based research.

Jessie Gruman Award for Health Engagement
This award recognizes pivotal and extensive contributions to research, practice, and/or policies that have advanced the understanding of patient engagement. Recipients are invited to give a master lecture at SBM's annual meeting. This award is open to individuals and organizations.

Early Career Investigator Award
This award recognizes an early-career nominee's total career achievements, including the publication of a representative paper.

Outstanding Dissertation Award
Each year SBM recognizes excellence in a student/trainee member’s research through the Outstanding Dissertation Award.

Distinguished Student Awards
SBM offers the Distinguished Student Awards from funds raised through the Advocacy and Membership Development Campaign and donated from Springer Science + Business Media. These awards are provided to students who demonstrate outstanding academic and professional potential in the field of behavioral medicine. The three award categories for the Distinguished Student Awards include Excellence in Research, Excellence in Service Delivery, and Travel Scholarship.

Distinguished Research and Clinical Mentor Awards
For many, there was one individual who really stood out during training. It may have been an advisor or a faculty member who took a special interest. The Mentor Awards were designed to honor outstanding service as a mentor in the clinical and professional arena, in both clinical and research endeavors. Nominees should be mentors who have fostered excellence in, and had a major impact on, the field of behavioral medicine by virtue of their roles as mentors.

Excellence in Behavioral Medicine Training Program Award
The purpose of the Excellence in Behavioral Medicine Training Program Award is to identify and honor a training program at any level that provides behavioral medicine training. The training program in question can be research- and/or clinically-focused and can occur in any discipline; programs with an interdisciplinary approach will be considered.