Outlook: Newsletter of the Society of Behavorial Medicine
Fall 2013
35th Annual Meeting, April 23-26, 2014, Philadelphia, PA

An Invitation from the Outlook Editor
We hope that SBM feels to you a welcome home where you can connect with colleagues, learn about opportunities you wish to be a part of, and to access resources offered to support your professional activities.   Read more »

Behavioral Medicine is Under Attack! SBM Responds

Maybe you've heard them, the none-too-subtle threats to social and behavioral science. Congressional representatives and even a few scientists are making them. Read more »

President's MessagePresident's Message

This continues to be an exciting time for the field of behavioral medicine, given the increasing national attention on public health issues that highlight the need for behavioral and social science approaches for preventing and treating chronic diseases. I highlight some of the key areas in which the leadership of the Society of Behavioral Medicine is working hard to continue to protect and grow the future of our field. Read more »

Support Student-member Attendance at SBM 2014

Two years ago SBM student member and Chair of the Student Special Interest Group Julie Cessna submitted her poster abstract - with mixed feelings. "I really valued the chance to present my work and learn more about the field of behavioral medicine," she recalls, "but I worried about coming up with the money to cover all the meeting costs." Read more »

Now Accepting 2014 Membership Renewals

With record breaking membership numbers and record breaking Annual Meeting attendance, 2013 has been an outstanding year for the Society of Behavioral Medicine.  Read more »

2014 Society of Behavioral Medicine Achievement Awards
2014 Society of Behavioral Medicine Achievement Awards: Applications Open

The Society of Behavioral Medicine is now accepting applications for its 2014 Achievement Awards. For detailed information about the awards and/or how to apply, please visit the Call for Awards page on the SBM website.  Read more »

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? Read more »

Update on Education, Career Development, and Training Activities at SBM

The Education, Training and Career Development (ETCD) Council has been active on a number of fronts to meet the professional development needs of SBM members at all stages of their careers. Below are some details regarding the programs offered to SBM members throughout the year, and a preview of sessions planned for the 2014 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia!  Read more »

Ethnic, Minority & Multicultural Health SIG Update

As of the writing of this article, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, passed in 2010, stands as federal law. Yet, there is continuing opposition to its implementation in many segments of government and the general populace. Read more »

General News from the Health Decision Making SIG
Health Decision Making SIG General News and Hot Topics

We are looking forward to the 35th annual SBM meeting, April 23-26th, in Philadelphia, and have several SIG sponsored events planned. First, our Health Decision Making SIG breakfast meeting will be held Thursday April 24th from 7:30 am to 8:30 am.
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Multi-Morbidities SBM Special Interest Group Update

There has been a tendency in behavioral medicine to focus on one physical condition at a time. This is not surprising: randomized clinical trials testing a treatment for a particular condition usually excludes patients who also have other conditions. Studying one disease at a time limits confounding and is usually more manageable for researchers.  Read more »

Are You A Multiple Health Behavior Change Researcher? The Answer Might Just Be Yes . . .

The Multiple Health Behavior Change Special Interest Group (MHBC SIG) recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary. Now that the MHBC SIG is officially over a decade old, it is worth re-examining some of the reasons why we exist, how your work might well fit the definition of multiple health behavior change research, and the unique advantages proffered by MHBC SIG membership. Read more »

TTBCI SIG: The Behavioral Ontology Working Group

The SBM Theories and Techniques of Behavior Change Interventions SIG and the SBM Technology SIG (note, formerly known as the Behavioral Informatics SIG) are co-sponsoring the development of a behavioral ontology to help support better defined behavioral theories and constructs. There is increasing recognition that there are problems with the definitions and specifications used in our current behavioral theories.  Read more »

Pain SIG Update
Pain SIG Update

The Pain Special Interest Group's mission is to advance the understanding of pain and its treatment according to a biopsychosocial framework.  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: Practice, Policy, Research (TBM), continuously publish articles online, many of which become available before issues are printed. Read more »

Honors & Awards

This article showcases some of SBM members' recent honors and awards. If you would like to have your honor or award featured in the next issue, please forward the details of your achievement to William J. Sieber, PhD, Outlook EditorRead more »

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Program Manager
Society of Behavioral Medicine
555 East Wells Street, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3823
Phone: (414) 918-3156
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Dawn K. Wilson, PhD

Lisa M. Klesges, PhD

Alan J. Christensen, PhD

Michael A. Diefenbach, PhD

Gary G. Bennett, PhD
Member Delegate

Sherry L. Pagoto, PhD
Member Delegate

Amy L. Yaroch, PhD
Member Delegate

Council Chairs
Nicole Zarrett, PhD
Education, Training & Career Development Chair

Monica L. Baskin, PhD
Membership Chair

Alan M. Delamater, PhD
Publications & Communications Chair

Sherri Sheinfeld Gorin, 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

Ken Resnicow, PhD
Evidence-Based Behavioral Medicine Chair

Michael A. Diefenbach, PhD
Finance Chair

Marian L. Fitzgibbon, PhD
Health Policy Chair

Alan J. Christensen, PhD
Nominating Chair

Elliot J. Coups, PhD
Program Chair

Lila J. Rutten, 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

William J. Sieber, PhD
Outlook Editor

Ellen Beckjord, PhD
Website Editor

Please send Outlook correspondence to:

William J. Sieber, PhD
Editor, SBM Outlook
E-mail: bsieber@ucsd.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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