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Shervin Assari elected to fellowship in the Society of Behavioral Medicine

February 02, 2017

Shervin Assari, M.D., M.P.H.

Shervin Assari, M.D., M.P.H., has been elected to fellowship in the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM). He will be inducted at SBM's annual meeting in March, 2017.

SBM is a multidisciplinary organization of clinicians, educators, and scientists dedicated to promoting the study of the interactions of behavior with biology and the environment, and then applying that knowledge to improve the health and well-being of individuals, families, communities, and populations. According to the society's website, " 'The Whole is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts' -- That's the perfect metaphor for SBM, a non-profit organization founded in 1978. Each part, each discipline, can stand alone. But together—when nursing, psychology, medicine, and public health form an interdisciplinary team—new perspectives emerge on human behavior, health, and illness. SBM members contribute to a unique multidisciplinary team, and members' disciplinary experience and expertise is an essential part of the whole. SBM has created the premiere scientific forum for more than 2,200 behavioral and biomedical researchers and clinicians to study the interactions of behavioral, physiological, and biochemical states, and morbidity and mortality. SBM provides the many disciplines represented with an interactive network for education and collaboration on common research; and clinical and public policy concerns related to prevention, diagnosis and treatment, rehabilitation, and health promotion."

SBM's fellows perpetuate the organization's prestige, dedication, and tradition. Fellows demonstrate the society's commitment to advancing the science and practice of behavioral medicine. They also serve as role models, offering guidance and support to student/trainee members. The selection of new fellows ensures the continual life and direction of SBM. Fellow status is a distinction conferred by SBM on full members in recognition of outstanding contributions to the advancement of the science and practice of behavioral medicine. Among the considerations for this distinction are academic, professional, clinical, legislative, or other meritorious accomplishments. Consideration for the status of fellow is at the initiative of SBM's Awards Committee, subject to approval by the SBM Board of Directors.

Read more about Dr. Assari here.