Outlook: A Quarterly Newsletter of the Society of Behavorial Medicine
Fall 2008
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Key Dates

SBM's 2009 Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions
Behavioral Medicine: From Evidence to Practice and Policy
April 22-25, 2009
Palais des Congrès de Montréal - Montreal, Canada

November 14
Application Deadline for Achievement Awards

November 28, 2008 - January 5, 2009
Rapid Communication Abstracts Accepted

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE: Across Boundaries
Some of you know that I am an inveterate traveler. Asia has been my favorite destination for more than 30 years. Never have I been happier than when trekking (usually literally) through Japan, India, China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, or Singapore. At least initially, my fascination with Asia reflected its exoticism, relative to my U.S. life experiences. Meeting others with vastly different values, priorities, beliefs and fears expanded my own horizons. Seeing how things really are different elsewhere helped me to envision how they could be different where I am. Read more >>

SBM Member Ellen R. Gritz, PhD Receives Award
The Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine (FHWIM) recognized SBM Member and Fellow, Ellen R. Gritz, PhD, on October 1, 2008, as the 2008 Alma Dea Mornai, MD, Renaissance Woman Award recipient. Dr. Gritz is professor and the founding chair of the Department of Behavioral Science at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.  Read more >>


Special Interest Groups

Ethnic Minority and Multicultural Health SIG

The following article from the Ethnic Minority and Multicultural Health SIG provides a brief overview about the opportunities and challenges in conducting research with ethnic and racial minority participants.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine SIG

The common perception of many healthcare providers is that the Department of Defense is more conservative in their approach to healthcare than most civilian organizations. Many would probably think that military hospitals would not be interested in exploring Complementary and Alternative medicine approaches to treatment. Submitted by Dr. Mona Bingham of the Complementary and Alternative Medicine SIG, this article provides two examples of current research efforts focused on addressing the efficacy of these holistic healing practices for military populations.  Read more >>

Women's Health SIG: Reviving Attention on Women's Health at SBM

Women's health remains a national health priority with a critical need to increase public awareness through major research advancements and announcements.   Read more >>

An Update From the Integrated Primary Care SIG

Members of the Integrated Primary Care (IPC) Special Interest Group (SIG) had a productive meeting in San Diego in March 2008.   Read more >>

Focus on SBM Scientific and Professional Liaisons
In an effort to inform our members of ongoing and planned activities of the Scientific and Professional Liaison Council, Outlook will regularly shed a spotlight on SBM partnerships with other organizations and groups. Are you working with another organization on behalf of SBM? The Scientific & Professional Liaison Council would like to hear from you! Contact Susan Woods, MD at woodssus@ohsu.edu.

NIH OBSSR-Sponsored On-Line Training in
Evidence-Based Behavioral Practice Now Available

The interdisciplinary Council for Training in Evidence-Based Behavioral Practice (EBBP), sponsored by National Institutes of Health's Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research (OBSSR), announces release of a newly redesigned website and training modules at http://www.ebbp.org. A goal of the EBBP project is to develop online learning tools to help behavioral practitioners and students integrate research and practice in real-world conditions. Three training modules are currently available: The EBBP Process, Searching for Evidence, and Introduction to Systematic Reviews.

2009 Society of Behavioral Medicine Achievement Awards
The Society of Behavioral Medicine is now accepting applications for its 2009 Achievement Awards. Recipients will be presented with their respective awards at the 2009 SBM Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, April 22-25, in Montréal, Québec, Canada. This year the awards presentation will take place during the Business Meeting on Thursday, April 23 at 5:45 pm. A Presidential Reception, with hors d'oeuvres and cash bar will immediately follow.   Read more >>

New Membership Directory Search Features Help Connect SBM Members

Until now, the online SBM Membership Directory allowed users to find other members only by name, company, or location. Now, (member) users can also search by Specialty, Occupation, or Primary Profession.  Read more >>

Plan Now to Attend SBM's Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, April 22-25, 2009

"Behavioral Medicine: From Evidence to Practice and Policy," is the theme of SBM's 30th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions in Montréal, Canada, April 22-25, 2009, a timely topic of keen interest to behavioral medicine researchers, practitioners, and educators alike.  Read more >>

Classified Advertising
Deadline and Rates

To advertise in the Winter 2008 edition of Outlook (which will be available in January 2009), please supply ad copy to the SBM National Office. Artwork, including company logos, will not be accepted. Please contact the National Office for additional information.

The deadline for receipt of ad copy is November 3, 2008. Advertising is billed at a rate of $10 per line based on Outlook’s final layout.

Georgia Oldenstadt, Project Manager
Society of Behavioral Medicine
555 East Wells Street, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3823
Phone: (414) 918-3034
Fax: (414) 276-3349
E-mail: goldenstadt@sbm.org


Bonnie Spring, PhD, ABPP

Francis Keefe, PhD

Peter G. Kaufmann, PhD*

Susan M. Czajkowski, PhD*

Amanda L. Graham, PhD
Member Delegate

Felicia Hill-Briggs, PhD, ABPP
Member Delegate

Lisa Klesges, PhD
Member Delegate

Council Chairs
Katharine Stewart, PhD, MPH, Co-Chair
Phillip J. Brantley, PhD, Co-Chair
Education, Training & Career Development

Lora E. Burke, PhD, MPH, RN, Chair
Brent Van Dorsten, PhD, Co-Chair

Kenneth Freedland, PhD, Chair
Publications & Communications

Susan H. Woods, MD, MPH, Chair
Sara J. Knight, PhD, Co-Chair
Scientific & Professional Liaison

Jennifer L. Steel, PhD, Chair
Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, Co-Chair
Special Interest Groups

Committee Chairs
Karen A. Matthews, PhD

Suzanne M. Miller, PhD

David Mohr, PhD
Evidence-Based Behavioral Medicine

Kenneth A. Wallston, PhD

Prabhu Ponkshe, MA, LLB
Health Policy

Peter G. Kaufmann, PhD*

Sherry L. Pagoto, PhD, Chair
Michael A. Diefenbach, PhD, Co-Chair

Kathleen Goggin, PhD
Program Support

NIH Liaison
Ronald Abeles, PhD

Alan J. Christensen, PhD, Editor

Cheryl L. Albright, PhD, MPH, Editor
Amanda L. Graham, PhD, Associate Editor

*Serving in a personal capacity

Please send Outlook correspondence to:

Cheryl L. Albright, PhD, MPH
Editor, SBM Outlook
Phone: (808) 441-8189
E-mail: calbright@crch.hawaii.edu

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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