Outlook: Newsletter of the Society of Behavorial Medicine

Fall 2017

Spirituality and Health SIG News

Crystal Y. Lumpkins, PhD, Spirituality and Health Special Interest Group (SIG) member

Under the leadership of current chair Dr. Karen Yeary, The Spirituality and Health SIG will launch its new mentoring program in collaboration with the Ethnic Minority and Multicultural Health SIG, whereby senior scientists will be matched with junior scientists for one year. Within the SIGs, senior investigators have signed up to be mentors for the inaugural year of the mentorship program.  

The Spirituality and Health SIG also is working to increase its social media presence, and have elected Ms. Kathleen Isaac to be the SIG’s first social media chair. Watch for the latest in Spirituality and Health research and news through SBM’s social media channels.  Isaac also is the SIG’s student representative.

Finally, the SIG welcomes Dr. Elena Salmoirago-Blotcher as Chair-Elect and thanks Dr. Jill Bormann for her leadership as she steps into the role of Past-Chair. This year the SIG will also have open positions (Chair-elect, Social Media, and Newsletter Editor).  These are excellent opportunities to get involved and to be part of a dynamic and fun leadership team.