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2015 Call for Award and Fellow Applications

Laura L. Hayman, RN, PhD, FAAN, Awards Committee chair

The Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) is now accepting applications for 2015 achievement awards and for new 2015 fellows. The call for applications closes November 14, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. EST. For more detailed information about how to apply or nominate someone, please visit the call for awards or call for fellows pages on the SBM website. Award recipients and fellows will be notified of their selection in February and will then be formally honored at SBM’s 36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, being held April 22-25, 2015, in San Antonio, TX.

Call for Awards
SBM will offer the following awards in 2015.

  • Distinguished Scientist Award
    Selection for this award will be based on the nominee’s total career and great scholarly achievements (i.e., made a series of distinguished empirical contributions or contributed substantially to the development of new theories or methods).
  • Alere Research to Practice Award
    Selection for this award is based on the nominee's contributions and exemplary work in translating or extending behavioral medicine from research into practical application, dissemination, or implementation.
  • Jessie Gruman Award for Health Engagement
    This award recognizes the nominee’s pivotal and extensive contributions to research, practice, and/or policies that have advanced the understanding of patient engagement. The award can be given to an individual or an organization.
  • Early Career Investigator Award
    This award recognizes an early-career SBM member’s total career achievements, including the publication of a representative paper.
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award
    Selection for this award is based on the success and excellence of a student/trainee SBM member’s defense of his or her dissertation.
  • Distinguished Student Awards
    These awards will be provided to student SBM members who demonstrate outstanding academic and professional potential in the field of behavioral medicine. Students may apply for the following awards:
    • Excellence in Research
    • Excellence in Service Delivery
    • Travel Scholarship
  • Distinguished Research and Clinical Mentor Awards
    Selection for these awards are focused on nominees’ outstanding service as mentors in clinical or research settings.
  • Excellence in Behavioral Medicine Training Program Award
    This award recognizes a research- and/or clinically-focused training program. The training program can occur in any discipline, and programs with an interdisciplinary approach will be considered.

Call for Fellows
SBM fellows demonstrate the society’s commitment to advancing the science and practice of behavioral medicine. Fellows serve as role models, offering guidance and support to student/trainee members. The selection of new fellows ensures the continual life and direction of SBM.

To apply for fellow, status a full SBM member must be in good standing with the society for three consecutive years prior to applying and should have received his or her highest academic degree at least 10 years prior. For more information please review SBM’s fellow criteria.

2014 SBM Fellows

SBM then-President Dawn Wilson (left), PhD, recognizes new 2014 SBM fellows at the 2014 Annual Meeting. Fellows are (from left) Karen M. Basen-Engquist, PhD, MPH; Corrine I. Voils, PhD; Thomas P. Guck, PhD; and Robert W. Motl, PhD. New 2014 SBM Fellows not pictured are Linda M. Collins, PhD; Ryan E. Rhodes, PhD; Jennifer L. Steel, PhD; and Kenneth Tercyak, PhD.