Outlook: Newsletter of the Society of Behavorial Medicine

Winter 2017-18

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 ahahn@sbm.org.

Rachel Shelton, ScD, MPH
Dr. Rachel Shelton, assistant professor of sociomedical sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health, has received a four-year research scholar grant from The American Cancer Society to conduct one of the first studies on sustaining and adapting a nationally disseminated program for addressing cancer disparities in community settings.

Stacy Ogbeide, PsyD
Dr. Ogbeide and colleagues received a Health Resources and Service Administration Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training program grant.  This grant will help to support their Program for the Integrated Training of Counselors in Behavioral Healthcare.

Brie Turner-McGrievy, PhD, RD
Dr. Turner-McGrievy associate professor of health promotion, education, and behavior (HPEB), has received the Excellence in Weight Management Outcomes Research Award from the weight management dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which supports the professional practice of preventing and treating overweight status and obesity. She was honored with this award at a ceremony held during the 2017 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Chicago.

Bradford W. Hesse, PhD; David K. Ahern, PhD; Ellen Beckjord, PhD, MPH
The book “Oncology Informatics: Using Health Information Technology to Improve Processes and Outcomes in Cancer,” edited by SBM members Bradford W. Hesse, David K. Ahern, and Ellen Beckjord received a PROSE (Professional and Scholarly Publishing) award for “Best Text in Clinical Medicine: 2017 by the Association of American Publishers.  The same book received a “Highly Commended” recognition by the British Medical Association.

Lisa G. Bandong, MPH
On October 8, 2017, Ms. Bandong received the 2017 San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition’s Breastfeeding Champion Award, an annual leadership advocacy award to promote breastfeeding as a public health priority. She has been a breastfeeding advocate in her personal and professional life having been both a breastfeeding student and employee through the California State University system. Her work has allowed her the opportunity to see firsthand the varying degree of support and accommodation available to breastfeeding students and employees on campuses across California.

Barbara Andersen, PhD
Dr. Andersen recieved the 2018 American Psychosocial Oncology Society Outstanding Education and Training Award. The award was established to recognize a leader who has enhanced the field of psychosocial oncology through the education and training of new investigators and clinicians.

Carla Miller, PhD, RD
Dr. Miller received a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases grant for her project, "Impact of Augmented Care at the Worksite for Diabetes Prevention." This is a 5-year trial to evaluate the impact of augmented care on weight loss compared to a standard behavioral weight loss lifestyle intervention.

Steven N. Blair, PED, FACSM
Dr. Blair received an honorary doctorate degree of doctor medicinae honoris causa (dr.med.h.c.) from Southern Denmark University.

Kim L. Lavoie, PhD and Simon Bacon, PhD, FTOS, FCCS
Drs. Lavoie and Bacon were elected to the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research.

Belinda Borrelli, PhD
Dr. Borelli received the 2017 Boston University-Evans Center Institute for Biomedical Research Excellent Research Collaborator of the Year Award.  This award is given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to  research collaboration at Boston University. After accepting nominations from peers, awards are determined by a special committee with support from the administration. Dr. Borrelli launched the Boston University Mobile and Electronic Health Affinity ARC (ME-ARC) in January of 2016 and serves as the Director.  She is Professor and Director of Division of Behavioral Science Research at Boston University.

Rebecca Krukowski, PhD
Dr. Krukowsi and her team were awarded a $3.3 million, five year, National Institutes of Health grant to test promising approaches to help individuals in the Memphis area manage their weight when they quit smoking with their project, Fit and Quit.