Outlook: Newsletter of the Society of Behavorial Medicine
Fall 2014
36th Annual Meeting, April 22-25, 2014, San Antonio, TX
Lisa M. Klesges, PhD, SBM President

President's Message: Advancing Technology, Public Health, and Prevention
Since I began my term as the 36th president of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) during our 2014 Annual Meeting in April, SBM has launched new initiatives, I’ve announced areas of focus for the year, and—believe it or not—planning is well under way for our 2015 Annual Meeting. We’ve been busy!
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Support Student Attendance at the 2015 Annual Meeting

The Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) would like to help more students who know annual meeting attendance can be beneficial to their careers but who lack the necessary funds to make the trip. You can help.
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2015 Call for Awards and New Fellows

The Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) is now accepting applications for 2015 achievement awards and for new 2015 fellows. Read more »

Why are Early-Career Members Staying in Behavioral Medicine?

The Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) asked early career members why they’re still determined to pursue a career in behavioral medicine, despite cutbacks in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other entities. Read more »

Jessie Gruman

Jessie Gruman Award Added for 2015

The Society of Behavioral Medicine’s (SBM) Awards Committee is honored to open the 2015 call for awards with the addition of the Jessie Gruman Award for Health Engagement.
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Kevin Masters

Interview with new Annals Editor Kevin Masters

Masters, PhD, serves as program director for the clinical health psychology doctoral training program at the University of Colorado Denver.
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New Transitional Member Type Available for 2015

Membership Council members know times are tough financially for the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s (SBM) early-career members. That’s why we’re introducing a new transitional membership type for the upcoming 2015 membership year. Read more »

Career Development Opportunities from ETCD

The Education, Training, and Career Development (ETCD) Council has been active on a number of fronts to meet the professional development needs of Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) members at all stages of their careers. Read more »

New Collaboration with Society for Medical Decision Making

Over the past few months a group of interested members from the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) and the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) have met monthly with the aim of increasing crosstalk between these two societies. A concrete goal of this "Crosstalk Committee" has been to develop programming for the SBM and SMDM annual meetings that would be of interest and relevance to both societies.  Read more »

Health Decision Making SIG Explores what makes a 'Good Health Decision'
People are increasingly faced with the need to become actively involved in making health decisions that are challenging for various reasons. For instance, they may face treatment decisions with no evidence-based “right” choice, decisions about screening tests with the potential to cause harms such as unnecessary treatments, or decisions about whether and how to protect their future health with lifestyle changes.
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Amanda Graham

TTBCI SIG Interview with Social Network Researcher Amanda Graham

In anticipation of the Theories and Techniques of Behavior Change Interventions Special Interest Group (TTBCI SIG) sponsoring 2015 Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) Annual Meeting sessions on the topic of social networks and behavioral medicine, we contacted noted social network and behavioral health researcher Amanda Graham, PhD, to ask her about how she was introduced to social network research. We also asked her to weigh in on some important issues related to this emerging research area. Read more »

TTBCI SIG Seeks Input on Annual Meeting Social Event

The chairs of the Theories and Techniques of Behavior Change Interventions Special Interest Group (TTBCI SIG) have been busily planning for the 36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) to be held in San Antonio, TX, from April 22–25, 2015.
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Interpersonal Job Search Do's and Don'ts for Early Career Researchers

Much ink has been spilled in various professional publications on ways to navigate the highly competitive job market. Although many candidates are advised on the more formal aspects of the job search, what is often less discussed are the interpersonal elements of establishing an excellent professional reputation and a rapport with professional contacts. Read more »

EMMH SIG Planning Annual Meeting Events

Many exciting things are happening for the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s (SBM) Ethnic, Minority, and Multicultural Health Special Interest Group (EMMH SIG) this year. Leadership has recently changed and sessions are already being planned for SBM’s 2015 Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions. Read more »

Integrated Primary Care Professionals Can Direct Future of Health Care

The Integrated Primary Care Special Interest Group (IPC SIG) is committed to the promotion and enhancement of the delivery of evidence-based behavioral health care in primary care settings. In this update on IPC SIG news, we will focus on interprofessionalism in integrated primary care, which is likely to be of value to all Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) members. Read more »

New Articles from Annals and TBM

The Society of Behavioral Medicine's (SBM) two journals, Annals of Behavioral Medicine and Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy, Research (TBM), continuously publish online articles, many of which become available before issues are printed. Three recently published Annals and TBM online articles are listed. Read more »

Members' Honors and Awards

Congratulations to the following Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) members who recently received awards or were otherwise honored. To have your honor or award featured in the next issue of Outlook, please email lbullock@sbm.org. Read more »

Members in the News

The following Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) members and their research were recently featured in news articles or videos. To have your news spot featured in the next issue of Outlook, please email lbullock@sbm.org.  Read more »

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To advertise in the winter 2015 edition of Outlook, please supply ad copy to the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) national office. For additional information, please contact:

Benjamin Stumpf
Senior Program Manager
Society of Behavioral Medicine
555 East Wells Street, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3823
Phone: (414) 918-3156
Fax: (414) 276-3349
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Lisa M. Klesges, PhD

Marian L. Fitzgibbon, PhD

Dawn K. Wilson, PhD

Michael A. Diefenbach, PhD

Elliot J. Coups, PhD
Member Delegate

Sherry L. Pagoto, PhD
Member Delegate

Amy L. Yaroch, PhD
Member Delegate

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

Paul A. Estabrooks, PhD
Health Policy Chair

Monica L. Baskin, PhD
Membership Chair

Alan M. Delamater, PhD
Publications and Communications Chair

Sherri Sheinfeld Gorin, PhD
Scientific and Professional Liaison Chair

Claudio R. Nigg, PhD
Special Interest Groups Chair

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

Sherry L. Pagoto, PhD
Civic and Public Engagement Chair

Brent Van Dorsten, PhD
Development Chair

Ken Resnicow, PhD
Evidence-Based Behavioral Medicine Chair

Michael A. Diefenbach, PhD
Finance Chair

Marian L. Fitzgibbon, PhD
Health Policy Chair

Dawn K. Wilson, PhD
Nominating Chair

Lila J. Rutten, PhD
Program Chair

Kathleen Wolin, ScD
Program Co-Chair

Kevin S. Masters, PhD
Annals of Behavioral Medicine Editor

Bonnie Spring, PhD, ABPP
Translational Behavioral Medicine Editor

William J. Sieber, PhD
Outlook Editor

Rajani S. Sadasivam, PhD
Website Editor

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SBM Outlook
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