Call for Chairs and Members of Programme Grants for Applied Research Sub-Panels
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is seeking to appoint new members, including Chairs, to serve on Programme Grants for Applied Research sub-panels that consider researcher-led proposals to the programme.
NIHR would welcome applications from clinicians and methodologists with a strong track record in applied health research and from members of the public who wish to contribute to the assessment of research proposals from a service user perspective.
For further details, including a full description of membership opportunities and the application process, visit http://www.ccf.nihr.ac.uk/Pages/OpportunitiesinPGfAR.aspx
The deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm on 31st October 2011
The UKSBM Early Career Awards recognise and reward promising Early Career Researchers in behavioural medicine.
The selection of the Early Career Award will be based on early career achievement and review of a submitted and accepted abstract. Achievement is defined as a significant advance in the field of Behavioural Medicine, as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, presentations and/or grant income.
The award consists of a certificate and a cheque for £100 and free registration for the UKSBM conference annual scientific meeting held the following year.
To qualify for this award, the applicant must meet the eligibility criteria listed below:
Eligibility Criteria for Applicants:
- Should be no more than 36 months past the award date of their highest degree.
- Must be a member of the UKSBM.
- Must be the lead author of an abstract of empirical work accepted for this year’s UKSBM ASM.
- Attendance at this year’s UKSBM conference is required.
The following information must be submitted:
- Abstracts will be submitted via the official abstract submission site, as listed on the UKSBM website.
- The candidate’s CV of no more than 4 pages in length.
- Any member of UKSBM may nominate a candidate for the award. Nominations (maximum of 1 page) should include an outline of why they think the candidate merits the award, and a very brief synopsis of their career, together with the names of two potential referees, who may be approached by the UKSBM Committee, but who are not from the same organisation as the nominating member.
Application Submission Information
Please note: The deadline for submission of all UKSBM 2011 Early Career Awards applications and supporting materials is 1st November 2011. All applications are to be submitted to Dr Rachael Powell, UKSBM General Secretary, Psychology, School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET, email@example.com, by this deadline in order to qualify as a 2011 award applicant.
Applications will be independently evaluated by three members of the UKSBM committee.
You are invited to attend the 12th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine (ICBM) to be held in Budapest, Hungary, August 29th thru September 1st, 2012.
The 12th ICBM will be attended by experts in behavioral medicine and related disciplines from every region of the world offering an excellent opportunity for networking and building collaborations among scientists from diverse regions of the world as well as discussion between disciplines that contribute to the science and practice of behavioral medicine.
Please see the conference flyer (pdf, 299kb) and conference website for more details.
- Second Announcement and Call for Abstracts: September 15th, 2011
- Deadline for Workshop Submission: November 1st, 2011
- Deadline for Abstract Submission for Symposia, Papers and Posters: January 15th, 2012
- Deadline for Early Bird Registration: May 1st, 2012
- Deadline for Submitting Rapid Communication Posters: May 1st, 2012
Confirmed Keynote Addresses:
- Jean Claude Mbanya, Cameroon (International Perspectives in Diabetes Prevention, Treatment & Care
- Irina Todorova, Bulgaria (Cancer Screening Health Disparities & Reproductive Health)
- Neil Schneiderman, USA (Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine: Basic Research, Population Science & Clinical Trials)
Confirmed Master Lectures:
- John Cacioppo, USA (Social Neuroscience: The Impact of Social Connections on Biological Mechanisms & Health)
- Yan Guo, China (Health Equity, Reproductive Health & Nutrition)
- Harold Snieder, Netherlands (Genetic Epidemiology of Common Diseases of Aging)
- Linda Carlson, Canada (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Interventions in Cancer)
- Tamás Freund, Hungary (Neurobiological Pathways in Anxiety & Epilepsy: Implications for Behavioral Medicine Research)
Confirmed Scientific Workshops:
- Maria Llabre, USA (Structural Equations Modeling Methods in Behavioral Medicine Ralf Schwarzer, Germany—Mechanisms of Health Behavior Change)
- Lucy Yardley & Leanne Morrison, U.K (Developing Internet-Based Health Behavior Change Interventions)
- Peter G. Kaufmann, USA (Designing Research in the Field of Behavioral Medicine: Design and Analysis of RCTs)
- Wayne Velicer, USA (Idiographic Research Methodology)
Researchers in St-Andrews are conducting a systematic review of research using Petrie’s modern health worries scale to measure modern health worries and any psychological or behavioural outcomes. If you have any manuscript that is currently in press (in English) that you wish to be included in this review please get in touch at with Dr Gozde Ozakinci (firstname.lastname@example.org).
News: The deadline for receiving abstracts for oral presentations for this year’s UKSBM annual scientific meeting in Stirling has been extended to Friday 19th August 2011. For more information, please visit the scientific meeting website, its twitter feed, or the UKSBM’s main twitter feed and Facebook page.
The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee have published a report on behaviour change and behavioural science. The report presents the results of an inquiry into the use of evidence from behavioural science to inform government policy on behaviour change.
Jean Adams, lecturer in public health and Newcastle University, has been elected to the post of General Secretary of the UKSBM Executive Committee. Jean will take up her post from out-going General Secretary Rachael Powell after this year’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Stirling.
The 2010 Impact Factors were released on June 28th, 2011, and Annals of Behavioral Medicine has enjoyed a substantial increase, from 3.145 (in 2009) to 3.984 (in 2010). Annals now ranks 8th of 120 journals in the “Psychology, multidisciplinary” category of the Social Science Index. In 2009, Annals ranked 13th of 112 journals in the same category.
Translational Behavioral Medicine has recently announced a call for papers for a special section on Translational Pain Management: New Directions and Opportunities. Note that the submission deadline is 1 August 2011.
For further details and submission information, please see the call for papers on the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s website
The Annals of Behavioral Medicine has recently announced a call for papers for a series of special sections on Understanding and Minimizing Social and Behavioral Aspects of Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities.
For further details and deadlines, please visit the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s website