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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 30th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society if Behavioral Medicine, 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. The Presidential Reception, with hors d'oeuvres and cash bar will immediately follow.


  • Distinguished Scientist Award
    Selection for the Distinguished Scientist Award will be based on total career achievement. Nominees must have achieved great scholarly distinction (i.e., made a series of distinguished empirical contributions or contributed substantially to the development of new theories or methods).
  • Early Career Investigator Award
    Selection of the Early Career Investigator Award will be based on total career achievement and review of a representative published paper.
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award
    2009 is the twelfth year that SBM will recognize excellence in Student/Trainee Members' research through the Outstanding Dissertation Award
  • Distinguished Student Awards
    Once again SBM will be offering the Distinguished Student Awards from funds raised through the Advocacy & Membership Development Campaign. These awards will be provided to students who demonstrate outstanding academic and professional potential in the field of behavioral medicine.
    • Excellence in Research
    • Excellence in Service Delivery
    • Travel Scholarship
  • Distinguished Research and Clinical Mentor Awards
    For many of us there was one individual who really stood out during our training. It may have been our advisor or a faculty member who took a special interest in our work. This award recognizes these individuals for their outstanding service as a mentor in clinical or research settings.
  • 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, but especially with an interdisciplinary approach.

For more information about the award nomination process including criteria and submission instructions, please visit www.sbm.org

Nomination and Application Submission Information
Please note: The deadline for submission of all 2009 SBM Achievement Awards applications and supporting materials is 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on November 14, 2008. All applications are to be submitted via the SBM website, www.sbm.org, by this deadline in order to qualify as a 2009 award nomination. All award winners will be notified via e-mail by no later than January 30, 2009, from the SBM national office.

For questions regarding the achievement awards, please contact the SBM national office:

Holland LaFave
Project Coordinator
E-mail: hlafave@sbm.org
Phone : (414) 918-3156