Outlook: Newsletter of the Society of Behavorial Medicine
Fall 2012
34th Annual Meeting, March 20-23, 2013, San Francisco, CA

2013 Society of Behavioral Medicine Achievement Awards: Applications Open

The Society of Behavioral Medicine is now accepting applications for its 2013 Achievement Awards. For detailed information about the awards and/or how to apply, please visit the Call for Awards page on the SBM website. Awards will be presented at the 34th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, March 20-23, 2013, in San Francisco, CA.   Read more »

San FranciscoSBM 2013 in San Francisco - Make Your Plans Soon!

We are excited to invite you to attend the 34th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) to be held in San Francisco, California from March 20-23, 2013.
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Awards Committee Overview

Each year at its annual meeting, the Society of Behavioral Medicine acknowledges the contributions of scientists, clinicians, and training programs with 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.  Read more »

Education, Training and Career DevelopmentCareer Development Issues and Resources Across Career Phases

Behavioral Medicine education and training needs vary over the course of one's career. SBM members reflect diverse and interesting pathways and can offer a wealth of experiences and resources. For many, careers have evolved over time; taking turns through research, clinical work, administration, and even public advocacy.  Read more »

Accelerating Innovations in Behavioral Medicine Science, Practice, and Policy:
An Update on the Scientific and Professional Liaison Council

Central to the mission of the Scientific and Professional Liaison Council (SPLC) is the development of collaborative relationships between SBM and other scientific and professional organizations. A central SPLC function is to identify those organizations where the mutual goal is to accelerate innovations in behavioral medicine through science, practice, and policy.  Read more »

Updates from the Program Support Committee

The charge of the Program Support Committee (PSC) is to serve as an institutional memory for the SBM Annual Meeting by analyzing and reviewing meeting statistics and reports; updating the program manual/handbook; and making recommendations for future meeting goals and program improvement.  Read more »

New Multi-Morbidities SBM Special Interest Group

This is an invitation to all SBM members to join a new SBM Special Interest Group (SIG). The Multi-Morbidities SIG will be an interdisciplinary group of researchers, clinicians and educators who want to promote increased understanding of patients with two or more physical disorders.  Read more »

Conference Activities Scheduled to Examine Relationships Between Health and Diverse Populations

What does it mean to have a clinical or research focus on racial and ethnic disparities in health? Is it enough to have racial or ethnic diversity in a study sample or population? Is it important to have some affiliation with the group experiencing the adverse effects of disparities? Is it necessary to be motivated by a sense of social justice?  Read more »

Health Decision Making (HDM) SIG Update

With the Health Decision Making (HDM) SIG in its fourth formal year, we are excited to report that we continue to grow in size and presence. As a result, we can look forward to decision making research being well-represented at the upcoming 2013 meeting in San Francisco.   Read more »

Integrated Primary Health CareGrowing Need for SBM Membership in Integrated Primary Care Settings

Several national developments on the policy, clinical, and research fronts that affect members of the Integrated Primary Care (IPC) SIG members are also relevant to the broader SBM membership.  Read more »

Three Simple Steps Toward Becoming a Multiple Health Behavior Change Researcher

"Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." World Health Organization. Lately, this quote has been following me around. I've seen it on posters on the wall, in my readings on health issues, and even as a Facebook post on a friend's page.  Read more »

Theories/Techniques of Behavior Change InterventionsIntroducing You to the Theories and Techniques of Behavior Change Interventions (TTBCI) Special Interest Group (SIG)

The Theories and Techniques of Behavior Change Interventions SIG was formally launched at the 2012 Annual Meeting in New Orleans. The aim of TTBCI is to better understand health-related behavior through the development, testing, and refinement of theory and to advance the reciprocal relation between theory and intervention.  Read more »

The #SBMawareness Twitter Initiative

Happy Fall from the Web Editing Team! This year we plan to continue to raise SBM's social media presence by capitalizing on the momentum we built last year with our Facebook page and Twitter feed. Currently, SBM has close to 350 followers on Twitter - a number that we'd like to see go up significantly between now and the Annual Meeting (#SBM2013).  Read more »

Newest Articles from Annals of Behavioral Medicine and Translational Behavioral Medicine

SBM's two journals, Annals of Behavioral Medicine and Translational Behavioral Medicine (TBM), continuously publish articles online, many of which become available before issues are printed. A few of the newest Annals and TBM articles currently accessible online are listed below. Read more »

Honors, Awards and Publications

This article 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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Society of Behavioral Medicine
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Alan J. Christensen, PhD

Dawn K. Wilson, PhD

Abby C. King, PhD

Michael A. Diefenbach, PhD

Gary G. Bennett, PhD
Member Delegate

Jennifer K. Carroll, MD, MPH
Member Delegate

Sherry L. Pagoto, 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

Claudio R. Nigg, PhD
Special Interest Groups Chair

Committee Chairs
Laura L. Hayman, RN, PhD, FAAN
Awards Chair

Geoffrey C. Williams, MD, PhD
Development Chair

Paul B. Jacobsen, PhD
Evidence-Based Behavioral Medicine Chair

Michael A. Diefenbach, PhD
Finance Chair

Marian L. Fitzgibbon, PhD
Health Policy Chair

Abby C. King, PhD
Nominating Chair

Margaret L. Schneider, PhD
Program Chair

Elliot J. Coups, 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

Ellen Beckjord, PhD
Website 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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