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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.

Rachel J. Burns, PhD
Dr. Burns is the recipient of a postdoctoral fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Fellowships provide support for highly qualified candidates in all areas of health research at the post-PhD degree or post-health professional degree stages to add to their experience by engaging in health research either in Canada or abroad.

Joanna Buscemi, PhD
Dr. Buscemi was awarded an American Psychological Association Achievement Award for Early Career Professionals in August 2015.

Marian L. Fitzgibbon, PhD
Dr. Fitzgibbon, the current SBM president, has been named director of the University of Illinois at Chicago's (UIC's) new Program for Child Health Research. The program will be housed within the Pediatrics Department in UIC's College of Medicine. The Program for Child Health Research will consist of faculty who conduct research that promotes the health of children, adolescents, young adults, and families. A particular focus will be on health disparities, including health outcomes for underserved and minority populations.

Craig M. Jenkins, PhD
Dr. Jenkins was recently awarded the Surgeon General of the Army's "A Proficiency" designation.

Ann Blair Kennedy, LMT, DrPH
Dr. Kennedy was a member of the American Massage Therapy Association's Governance Committee, which won the association's National Outstanding Group Award during its national convention in August in Pittsburgh, PA.

Eric S. Kim, PhD
Dr. Kim was named one of the 30 top thinkers under 30 by Pacific Standard. For his research in positive psychological functioning and physical health, he was dubbed, "the positive psychologist who believes in associating with those who challenge you."

Qian Lu, PhD, MD
Dr. Lu has been awarded the 2015 American Psychological Association Division 38 Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology by an Early Career Professional Award.

Suzanne M. Miller, PhD
The New Jersey Senate and General Assembly this year honored Dr. Miller and the other founders of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute for their work. The senate and general assembly issued a joint legislative resolution.

Joshua K. M. Nan, PhD
Dr. Nan presented his PhD research on using clay work for treating depression patients in June 2015 at the Post-Graduate Conference of the Faculty of Social Sciences, at The University of Hong Kong. He won a Best Poster Presentation Award.

Cynthia Thomson, PhD, RD
Dr. Thomson was recently honored at the Influential Health & Medical Leaders awards ceremony for medical researchers in Southern Arizona. Dr. Thomson was recognized for her comprehensive research program focused on diet, physical activity, and obesity in cancer survivors. She is currently the principal investigator of the largest national study in ovarian cancer and lifestyle behaviors. The LiVES (Lifestyle Intervention for oVarian cancer Enhanced Survival) study is designed to test the role of a healthy diet and physical activity on ovarian cancer survival.