Outlook: A Quarterly Newsletter of the Society of Behavorial Medicine
Fall 2010
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2011 Society of Behavioral Medicine Achievement Awards: Applications Open
The Society of Behavioral Medicine is now accepting applications for its 2011 Achievement Awards. If you would like detailed information about the awards and/or how to apply please visit the SBM homepage at www.sbm.org. Recipients will be presented with their respective awards at the 32nd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, April 27-30, 2011, in Washington, DC.

Awards Committee Overview

Every year at the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine the contributions of scientists, clinicians, and training programs are acknowledged by formal awards. Why are the awards given? Our society is fortunate to have members who have made many outstanding contributions to developing the evidence for understanding the etiology of important human diseases, for designing and testing evidence-based interventions, and for promoting translations of research into practice.

Getting A Little Help from Your Friends: Development of a New Consultation Program for SBM Members

Wish you could chat with an expert regarding state-of-the-art methods for measuring medication adherence? Would you like to know the pitfalls of setting up a cardiac rehabilitation program from someone who has been there? Could you use help on your grant's specific aims from an experienced grant reviewer?   Read more >>

SBM Partners with VA to Support Behavioral Medicine Initiatives

At the 2010 Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions in Seattle, SBM leaders headed by Robert Kerns, PhD, met with representatives of the Veteran Health Administration's (VHA) National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NCP) to discuss mutual areas of interest. NCP is an operational arm of the VA that oversees the implementation of a number of behavioral medicine programs that could revolutionize how behavioral medicine is practiced.  Read more >>

SBM Teams Create New Learning Modules on Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in the Real World

The Evidence-Based Behavioral Practice (EBBP) Project was commissioned in 2006 by a contract from the National Institute of Health's Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research (OBSSR) to Northwestern University (Bonnie Spring, Principal Investigator). There are several questions we want to answer with this contract, including: What is evidence-based practice? How does it fit into behavioral interventions? How do various disciplines that conduct behavioral interventions (psychology, medicine, nursing, public health and social work) translate research into practice?   Read more >>

Blurring Boundaries: Creating a CAM-Inspired Career Path

As a student in the Department of Biobehavioral Health at Penn State, my coursework consisted mainly of biology, physiology, and psychology classes. A nursing class was not on the agenda. But "Introduction to Complementary Medicine" just seemed so interesting.  Read more >>

Ethnic Minority and Multicultural Health SIG Update

The two-fold mission of the Ethnic Minority and Multicultural Health (EMMH) SIG is to advance the field of ethnic minority and multicultural health through education and training, networking, and mentorship of ethnic minorities and non-minorities, and to conduct research in ethnicity, culture, and health. Members of this SIG also aim to increase the involvement of ethnic minorities in SBM councils, committees, and the peer-review process.

Health Decision Making SIG Update

With the Health Decision Making (HDM) SIG entering its second formal year, we hope to continue expanding the SIG's contributions to SBM and the annual conference. One strategy we have targeted involves seeking collaborations with other professional societies and SBM SIGs that share common interests and initiatives. For the 2011 conference, the HDM SIG is preparing several conference submissions that support its mission to form relevant liaisons and to co-sponsor program offerings with other SIGs.   Read more >>

Integrated Primary Care SIG Update

Several members of the Integrative and Primary Care (IPC) SIG are participating in the Collaborative Care Research Network (CCRN), spearheaded by Benjamin F. Miller, PsyD, and Rodger S. Kessler, PhD, ABPP. Drs. Kessler and Miller have been working to develop the infrastructure to support outcomes research on collaborative care practices. These fundamental efforts serve as the platform for identifying the factors that lead to the best outcomes. SBM members are encouraged participate.   Read more >>

A Brief Look at the Wide Range of Multiple Health Behavior Change Research across the Globe

There was a wealth of presentations examining multiple health behavior changes [MHBC] presented at the 11th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine which was held August 4-7, 2010 in Washington, DC. We would like to highlight a few examples particularly germane to the field of MHBC. While each study is different from one another, they each generally represent one of the multiple levels of influence posited by the Social Ecological Model: individual, interpersonal, organizational, community, and public policy.   Read more >>

Women's Health SIG Updates

In a 2008 Outlook editorial piece, Women's Health SIG co-chairs Leanne Mauriello, PhD, and Zaje Harrell, PhD, issued a call to action to members of SBM to increase the visibility of the Women's Health SIG. Since that time, our SIG has co-sponsored a highly attended expert panel on work/life balance, and significantly increased the attendance at SIG activities during the annual meeting. The Women's Health SIG has also started to recognize outstanding student research through an annual award.   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
Meetings and Membership 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

Robert M. Kaplan, 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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