President's Message: Leadership and Governance Plans for the Next Year
I started my one-year term as the 37th president of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) about two months ago at our 2015 Annual Meeting. I'm honored to be holding the position, and I'm excited about what we can accomplish together in the next year. Chief among my aims are a new leadership development institute, continued SBM governance work, continued engagement of policymakers, forging stronger ties with other professional organizations, and a fabulous 2016 Annual Meeting.
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Board Notes: Plans to Partner with Industry, Improve Society Governance
Over the past year—and especially during its April meeting—the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) Board of Directors focused on two initiatives: developing partnerships with industry and adopting new societal governance practices. Read more »
2014 Annual Report Shows SBM's Year in One Infographic
What did the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) accomplish in 2014? What did your membership dues pay for? It's all in the 2014 Annual Report infographic. Read more »
Congratulations to the Recipients of SBM's 2015 Achievement Awards
The Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) extends a warm congratulations to the following recipients of the society's 2015 achievement awards. Recipients are pictured below with SBM 2014-15 President Lisa M. Klesges, PhD. Recipients formally received their awards from Dr. Klesges on April 22, 2015, during SBM's 36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, TX.
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2015 Annual Meeting Stays True to National Prevention Strategy Theme
The stage was set for the Society of Behavioral Medicine's (SBM) 2015 Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions with a thoughtful and inspiring opening keynote delivered by Minnesota Commissioner of Health Edward Ehlinger, PhD. Dr. Ehliger's keynote, with its attention to social and environmental determinants of health and its unwavering focus on health equity, brought into focus the fundamental components of the National Prevention Strategy, which served as the guiding framework for the 2015 meeting.
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ETCD Council Thanks Fellows Who Volunteered at the 2015 Annual Meeting
The Education, Training, and Career Development Council (ETCD) would like to thank the following Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) fellows who volunteered their time during the 2015 SBM Annual Meeting & Scientific Session in San Antonio, TX. Read more »
ETCD Council Offering Career Development Opportunities All Year Round
The 2015 SBM Annual Meeting was an exciting one for the Society of Behavioral Medicine's (SBM) Education, Training, and Career Development (ETCD) Council. Each year we offer sessions for members at all stages of their careers. Below are some program highlights. We have also included information about our consultation program, a resource we offer throughout the year. Read more »
Physical Activity SIG Interviews Russ Pate about U.S. National Physical Activity Plan
The Society of Behavioral Medicine's (SBM) Physical Activity SIG completed an interview with Russ Pate, PhD, a national and international leader in physical activity promotion. Read his discussion, below, of the U.S. National Physical Activity Plan. Read more »
A SWOT Analysis for Psychology in Primary Care Settings
With the rapid changes in health care, many providers will be displaced and we will tend to try to hang on to our familiar ways of doing business. But to be successful, psychologists need to understand how the systems are changing and judge-as a profession-our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (a SWOT analysis).
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Integration of Behavioral and Mental Health Providers in Primary Care: Challenges and Opportunities
The signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 indicated the beginning of one of the most significant re-workings of the U.S. health care system in national history. This changing and unpredictable health care landscape can be unsettling, as it requires providers to practice in the present but with a watchful eye on the future. However, it also provides extraordinary opportunities for health care administrators and practitioners to more closely examine the benefits that result from the integration of behavioral and mental health providers in primary care. Read more »
Military and Veteran Health Impacts Millions
Military and veteran health is of utmost importance. Military recruits are healthier than the general population of similar age and other demographics, on average, due to medical screening requirements for military service. During service, soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines are of much higher fitness than the general population due to military training and retention standards. However, our veteran population is, on average, of equivalent or worse health and health-related behavior than the general population. There is a clear link between military service and health. Read more »
Forging a Partnership between SBM and the Cochrane Collaboration
This article is based on an interview with Sherri Sheinfeld Gorin, PhD, Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) fellow, former Evidence-Based Behavioral Medicine (EBBM) SIG co-chair, and current chair of SBM's Scientific and Professional Liaison Council (SPLC). Dr. Sheinfeld Gorin has been developing a partnership between SBM and the Cochrane Collaboration (Cochrane).
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When to Change Jobs? Postdoc or Faculty Position?
The decision to leave one's position and take another may be burdened by doubts, legitimate concerns, and anxiety. If personal and family considerations do not pose constraints, career goals may be the strongest consideration. Listed below are some career-related tips for health psychology researchers to consider; the tips come from leaders in multiple disciplines. Read more »
Diabetes SIG Provides Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Networking across the Career Trajectory
The rapid global escalation of diabetes has led to an urgent need to develop innovative ways to improve both diabetes management and prevention for global and diverse populations. The widespread presence of prediabetes and type 1 and type 2 diabetes across clinical and research settings now means that more and more health care professionals must understand current trends in biological, sociocultural, and individual influences on these developments and their roles in optimal intervention approaches. Read more »
SBMConnect: Are E-Cigarettes Friend or Foe?
The SBMConnect blog draws members' attention to ever-changing—and sometimes controversial—issues and news items. Each SBMConnect post briefly explains an issue or news item intended to have salience for our members. Each post is accompanied by a poll to get a sense of where SBM members stand on the topic. Discussion of each topic also takes place on our LinkedIn page. Read more »
New Articles from Annals of Behavioral Medicine and Translational Behavioral Medicine
SBM's two journals, Annals of Behavioral Medicine and Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy, Research (TBM), continuously publish online articles, many of which become available before issues are printed. Three recently published Annals and TBM online articles are listed below. Read more »
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.
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Members in the News
The following Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) members and their research were recently featured in news articles or videos. To have your news spot featured in the next issue of Outlook, please email email@example.com.
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