Outlook: A Quarterly Newsletter of the Society of Behavorial Medicine
Winter 2011
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Sanity and Civility in 2011: What Jon Stewart Can Teach Us
OK - I admit it - I'm a big fan of Jon Stewart. I enjoy his witty, pointed, and honest efforts to shine a light on the issues facing our country. I especially appreciate his willingness to take on the power hierarchy - from both sides of the political aisle - in a civil and thoughtful manner. I had real twinges of jealousy hearing stories from our colleagues in DC who participated in the Stewart and Colbert Rally to Restore Sanity. Over 200,000 people came out to make a statement about the way in which we treat each other in the context of political discourse (OK, and to see some great comedy too . . .).   Read more »

Development: Expanded Opportunities to Support SBM

If you've registered for the 2011 Annual Meeting or renewed your membership you might have noticed some "giving" opportunities. Each and every year, generous members provide "extra" support to SBM and that support - above and beyond dues and meeting registration fees - allows the Society to deliver and expand services.   Read more »

Update on Aging SIG Activities

The Aging SIG has been working to bring greater visibility to research that explores the ways in which older adults, particularly older adults with chronic illnesses, can alter their behavior to promote health and quality of life.   Read more »

Child and Family Health SIG Update

The Child and Family Health (C&FH) SIG is an interdisciplinary forum for members of SBM concerned with the health and well-being of children, adolescents, and families. Members of this SIG have interests bridging biological, cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and social functioning of children and adolescents with a focus on understanding contextual, social ecological influences on child health and development.   Read more »

Obesity and Eating Disorders SIG Update

The mission of the Obesity and Eating Disorders SIG of SBM is to advance the field of obesity and eating disorders through the scholarly pursuit of scientific research. In addition, the SIG strives to provide networking, mentorship, and scientific training to those interested in obesity, eating disorders, and weight-related pathology. Recognizing the value of interdisciplinary collaboration, we have spent the past year strengthening ties with two related SBM SIGs: Diabetes and Physical Activity.   Read more »

Encouraging Collaboration: The Graduate Student Perspective

Among the myriad things we do as students - studying, writing, reading, and trying to stay ahead of the caffeine crash - it is easy to miss the potential to collaborate with others. Students can make their research more comprehensive and their student careers a more enriching experience by engaging with each other, their mentors, and other experts in their respective fields.  Read more »

A Look at Future Annual Meeting Host Cities

The Program Support Committee (PSC) serves as an institutional memory by: updating the program manual/handbook containing timetables/summaries from past meetings; analyzing and reviewing meeting statistics and reporting results to the Executive Committee; making recommendations on future annual meeting goals and program improvement. The Committee also takes an active role in identifying and recommending future Annual Meeting sites.   Read more »

New EBBP Modules on Decision-Making

The Resources for Training in Evidence-Based Behavioral Practice project has launched two new modules on decision-making: Shared Decision-Making with Individual Clients and Collaborative Decision-Making with Communities.  Read more »

SBM Sponsors a Call for Papers to Translational Behavioral Medicine Featuring VHA Research

Manuscripts pertaining to the VHA are encouraged in the following content areas: evidence-based practice and interprofessional teams, health care professional behavior change, system-wide implementation of behavioral medicine, intensive behavioral medicine interventions in VA, quality measures for behavioral medicine, and implementation projects where health behavior is a significant part of the intervention.   Read more »

Scientific and Professional Liaison Council Update

Would you like to build professional networks within and outside SBM? Do you hope to develop relationships with agencies and foundations that could fund your work? Would you want to bring your SBM experience to another association that is important to you? Do you wish you could bring expertise from another scientific society to SBM? If so, you may be interested in the SBM Scientific and Professional Liaison Council (SPLC). The SPLC works on behalf of SBM members to build and nurture relationships with external scientific and professional societies, advocacy groups, federal agencies, and foundations.   Read more »

SBM and AMIA Liaison: Meaningful Use is Behavior Change

The convergence of high consumer demand for health information and the increasing adoption of electronic health records (EHR) have brought great opportunities to bridge the complementary disciplines of behavioral medicine and informatics. SBM and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) held two joint events with the goal of strengthening this exciting partnership.   Read more »

Memorializing Deceased Behavioral Medicine Scholars

The Society of Behavioral Medicine would like to honor past SBM members and other individuals dedicated to the field of behavioral medicine who have passed away during the last year. SBM plans to hold a brief moment of silence at the upcoming 32nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions in Washington, DC during the Presidential Address on Thursday, April 28, 2011. Kindly forward . . .   Read more »

Honors, Awards and Publications

A new feature of Outlook this year showcases some of SBM members' recent honors, awards and publications. If you would like to have your honor, award or publication featured in the next issue please forward the details of your achievement to Amanda Graham, PhD, Outlook Editor. Congratulations to all of the following members.   Read more »

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Holland LaFave
Education and Meetings Manager
Society of Behavioral Medicine
555 East Wells Street, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3823
Phone: (414) 918-3156
Fax: (414) 276-3349
E-mail: hlafave@sbm.org


Karen M. Emmons, PhD

Abby C. King, PhD

Francis J. Keefe, PhD

Paul A. Estabrooks, PhD

Jennifer K. Carroll, MD, MPH
Member Delegate

Lisa M. Klesges, PhD
Member Delegate

James F. Sallis, Jr., PhD
Member Delegate

Council Chairs
Laura S. Porter, PhD
Education, Training & Career Development Chair

Brent Van Dorsten, PhD
Membership Chair

Timothy W. Smith, PhD
Publications & Communications Chair

Sara J. Knight, PhD
Scientific & Professional Liaison Chair

Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP
Special Interest Groups Chair

Committee Chairs
Michael G. Goldstein, MD
Awards Chair

Suzanne M. Miller, PhD
Development Chair

Paul B. Jacobsen, PhD
Evidence-Based Behavioral Medicine Chair

Paul A. Estabrooks, PhD
Finance Chair

Paul A. Estabrooks, PhD
Health Policy Chair

Francis J. Keefe, PhD
Nominating Chair

Gary G. Bennett, PhD
Program Chair

Jamie L. Studts, PhD
Program Co-Chair

Melissa A. Clark, PhD
Program Support Chair

Christopher R. France, PhD
Annals Editor

Bonnie Spring, PhD, ABPP
Translational Behavioral Medicine Editor

Amanda L. Graham, PhD
Outlook Editor

Please send Outlook correspondence to:

Amanda L. Graham, PhD
Editor, SBM Outlook
E-mail: agraham@americanlegacy.org

Guidelines for Articles submitted to Outlook
  1. Articles should be no longer than 500 words, plus up to 10 references.
  2. Please submit only original articles, not articles that have been previously published in another organization's newsletter or bulletin.
  3. The Outlook editor may edit articles to fit the format of the newsletter, or defer articles to another issue based on space limitations. The submitting author(s) will be informed, prior to publication, and will be sent a copy of any edited article for approval or withdrawal.
  4. Submitted articles may be reviewed by the Publications and Communications Committee Chair and, potentially, additional SBM Board members to determine appropriateness for publication and/or length.

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