Cynthia D. Belar Award for Outstanding Contributions to Education & Training in Health Psychology

Christine Dunkel Schetter, PhD , University of California, Los Angeles Professor Chris Dunkel Schetter is the recipient of the Society for Health Psychology Cynthia Belar Award for Outstanding Contributions to Education and Training in Health Psychology.  Since joining the Department of Psychology in 1982, Dr. Dunkel Schetter has championed the students, early-career faculty, and health psychology within and outside UCLA. Having served as director of the … Continue reading Cynthia D. Belar Award for Outstanding Contributions to Education & Training in Health Psychology

Nathan W. Perry, Jr. Award for Career Service to Health Psychology

Robert D. Kerns,  PhD, Yale University I am most pleased to write these introductory remarks about Bob Kerns as he receives the 2016 Nathan W. Perry, Jr. Award for Career Service to Health Psychology. This award will add to the many awards he has received throughout his career — but a special one since it is a “career capper,” and because it is in honor … Continue reading Nathan W. Perry, Jr. Award for Career Service to Health Psychology

Travel Awards for Outstanding SfHP Poster Presentations

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Travel Awards for Outstanding SfHP Poster Presentations Shuchang Kang, of the University of Florida, for “A Culturally Sensitive Church-Based Health Promotion Intervention for African Americans” Melissa A. Kwitowski, of Virginia Commonwealth University, for “Stakeholders’ Perspectives on School Food Policies in a Title-I Elementary School” Anna G. Larson, of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, for “Mindfulness Facilitates Psychological and … Continue reading Travel Awards for Outstanding SfHP Poster Presentations

2016 Graduate Student Research Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Graduate Student Research Awards Michael Bernstein, MA, University of Rhode Island “A Text Message Intervention for Reducing 21st Birthday Alcohol Involvement” Lacey Clement, MA, University of Colorado, Denver “Death Anxiety and Meaning in Life as Predictors of Medical Decision Making in Patients with Heart Failure” Helen Murray, Drexel University “Neurocognitive Mechanisms of Decision-Making and Reward Sensitivity: Impact on … Continue reading 2016 Graduate Student Research Awards

Council of Representatives Column

The APA Council of Representative Meeting, Denver, CO. During APA’s 2016 Annual Convention in Denver, the Association’s Council of Representatives met on August 3rd and 5th.  Of interest to all psychologists, but especially members of our Division, Council unanimously voted to pass the Resolution on Psychologists in Integrated Primary Care and Specialty Health Settings. The strength of support of this resolution reflects the Council’s growing … Continue reading Council of Representatives Column

Nominations & Elections

The Nominations and Elections Committee is pleased to announce the results of the 2016 SfHP elections: President-Elect: Justin M. Nash , PhD Member-at-Large, Teresa E. Fecteau , PhD The Society also invites nominations for the offices of President-Elect, Treasurer, APA Council Representative, and Member-at-Large for the 2017 elections. Elected members will take office immediately after the APA convention in Washington, DC, in August, 2017.  Candidates for elected … Continue reading Nominations & Elections