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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
John P. Allegrante, PhD
Dr. Allegrante, SBM fellow, was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the State University of New York in May 2015 for being ". . . a world-renowned health scholar, researcher, educator, and administrator whose work has improved the health and well-being of people around the globe." He also received the 2015 Mayhew Derryberry Award from the American Public Health Association's Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section. The award is given for an outstanding research contribution and honors Dr. Mayhew Derryberry who, as a member of the U.S. Public Health Service, established the Division of Health Education in the Public Health Service in 1941.
Danielle Arigo, PhD
Dr. Arigo was selected as a 2015-2016 scholar for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-sponsored Program to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Cardiovascular Health-Related Research (PRIDE-CVD). This program provides specialized CVD and grantsmanship training to junior faculty from underrepresented backgrounds.
Rose E. Constantino, PhD, JD, MN, BSN, RN
Dr. Constantino received the 2016-2017 Fulbright Scholarship Award to the University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.
Helen L. Coons, PhD, ABPP
Dr. Coons was elected to the American Psychological Association Board of Directors (2016-2018).
Craig M. Jenkins, PhD, ABPP
Dr. Jenkins was recognized by the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) for his sustained contributions to Army medicine as a clinician, innovator, a leader, and obtained national prominence within the field of psychology with the "A" proficiency designation. The "A" Proficiency Designator is to recognize the highest level of professional achievement within the AMEDD.
Eric S. Kim, PhD
Dr. Kim was recently recognized as one of Forbes 30 under 30 in healthcare for his research on how purpose in life is associated with various health behaviors and health outcomes.
Carla K. Miller, PhD, RD
Dr. Miller received the Faculty Research Award from the Ohio State University Center for Integrative Health and Wellness.
Camille Nebeker, EdD, MS
Dr. Nebeker, with colleagues at the University of California, San Diego, was the winner of the 2015 Annual Award for Innovation for developing an innovative curriculum, Training in Research Ethics and Standards - part of their Building Research Integrity and Capacity (BRIC) program. The curriculum was designed primarily for Community Health Workers in Hispanic/Latino communities and aims to bridge the gap in ethics education, scientific/research literacy, and awareness of responsibility to protect research participants.
Dr. Nebeker was also the recipient of a 2015 Award of Excellence for Best Practice for her BRIC program. Available in both English and Spanish, BRIC training modules were developed to reduce risk to data fidelity and improve research integrity by educating novice research facilitators who implement clinic/community-based research studies.
Alison Phillips, PhD
Dr. Phillips was named a Rising Star for 2015 by the Association for Psychological Science. The Rising Star designation recognizes outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research career post-PhD whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions, according to Association for Psychological Science.
Mark E. Vogel, PhD, ABPP
Dr. Vogel was awarded the Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Health Psychology Award by the Society for Heath Psychology (APA Division 38) in August 2015. This award is given to outstanding commitment to clinical health psychology by a full-time provider of direct clinical services.
Kenneth D. Ward, PhD
Dr. Ward has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for the 2016 spring semester. He will be a visiting scholar at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, where he will collaborate on research and training activities related to smoking cessation in patients with chronic medical conditions.
Xiaomeng (Mona) Xu, PhD
Dr. Xu was named a Rising Star for 2015 by the Association for Psychological Science. The Rising Star designation recognizes outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research career post-PhD whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions, according to the Association for Psychological Science.