Outlook: Newsletter of the Society of Behavorial Medicine

Fall 2018

Career Mentorship Streamed Live to Your Laptop – SBM's Training and Career Development Webinar Series

Education, Training, and Career Development (ETCD) Council Corner

Amy G. Huebschmann, MD, MS (ETCD Council chair), Sydney G. O’Connor (Student Special Interest Group (SIG) Mentorship and Training Coordinator), Jocelyn E. Remmert, MS (Student SIG Chair), and Morgan S. Lee, PhD, MPH, CPH (Liaison between ETCD Council and Student SIG)

Welcome to the “ETCD Council corner” of Outlook! In each issue of Outlook, look to the ETCD Council corner for information related to our mission, which is to provide SBM members with opportunities and support to enhance their training and career development throughout all phases of their careers in behavioral medicine.

There is a new career development opportunity for SBM members that we want to share with you. The SBM Student SIG and the Education, Training and Career Development Council (ETCD) have developed a series of six career-development webinars in partnership with several special interest groups: Health Equity, Cancer, Physical Activity, Obesity and Eating Disorders, and Pain.

The objective of this series is to foster opportunities to discuss and promote effective training, mentorship, and career development for students, postdocs, and early career professionals. We worked with SIGs to design webinars to address topics that our members have identified as high-priority career development areas, such as career transitions, developing competitive grants, and opportunities to develop leadership skills. We asked SIGs to consider targeting members at a specific career stage, and we sought to include an array of topics for a broad range of learners: current graduate students, post-docs, early faculty, and mid-career faculty. Below are the topics and dates. Mark your calendar now, and keep an eye out for upcoming emails regarding registration!

Webinar Date Hosting SIG Topic
9/20/18 Health Equity Transition from Postdoc to Junior Faculty
10/18/18 Health Decision Making How to Create a Mentorship Team
10/25/18 Cancer Choosing the Right Postdoc
11/29/18 Physical Activity Navigating Mid-Career Transitions
1/10/19 Obesity and Eating Disorders How to Write a Successful Specific Aims Page
3/21/19 Pain Leadership Skills for Psychologists

Please note that all webinars are on Thursdays, at 1.p.m. ET/12 p.m. CT/11 a.m. MT/10 a.m. PT. These webinars are part of the ongoing SBM Behavior Change Grand Rounds series—you can view the upcoming schedule for other webinars here: https://www.sbm.org/training/webinars

We look forward to the valuable information in these webinars and hope you’ll join us! The ETCD Council plans to continue to collaborate with the Student SIG to offer panel discussions on topics relevant to students at SBM 2019 and in future years. We welcome input from students and other early-career members regarding the types of topics we should address. Please e-mail Andrew Schmidt at aschmidt@sbm.org if you have a suggestion for us.