Members may submit news items for inclusion in this section using the News Submission Form.
Due to unusual circumstances this year, the executive committee has agreed to relax, for this year only, the eligibility requirements for the WC Young Award.
With all of the current difficulties for students with this COVID crisis, the SBN leadership is concerned that some of our students, or prospective students, may find it difficult to pay SBN membership dues.
Congratulations to Stephanie Correa, PhD, for winning the 2020 Frank A. Beach New Investigator Award in Behavioral Neuroendocrinology!
SBN has endorsed the declaration by AIBS' current and past presidents that the assault by politicians and special interest groups on the use of scientific knowledge to guide public policy decision-making is both alarming and dangerous.
As the Holidays are upon us, I wanted to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving.
Watch the virtual Beach Award/Presidential “Hormones and Behavior” Symposium held on November 21st.
I am saddened to report that our dear friend and colleague Walt Wilczynski passed away peacefully Tuesday morning in his home in downtown Atlanta.
It is with great sadness that we write to inform the society of Steve Glickman’s passing. He died peacefully on May 22, 2020 with his wife, Krista and son, Matthew at his side and his daughter Lauren in constant contact after a recent visit.
As an international society, we have had to adapt quickly to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. We now reach out to provide support to our members in the United States, who have seen tragedies revealing the very ugly evidence of racism in our country.
Watch the virtual award ceremony held on Saturday, May 16th to honor the 2020 Lehrman, WC Young and Travel SBN awards.
The Parental Brain: Mechanisms, Development, and Evolution is authored by Michael Numan and published by Oxford University Press. The release date for the hardback is June, 2020. The eBook is already available.
The SBN is pleased to announce the that Dr. Emilie Rissman is the 2020 recipient of the Daniel S. Lehrman Lifetime Achievement award and Dr. Jon Cavanaugh has been selected for the 2020 WC Young Recent Graduate Award.
The Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology would like to remind you the repository of teaching resources for courses covering Behavioral Neuroendocrinology that is available to all our members.
As you may have anticipated, I am writing to let you know that our SBN 2020 meeting has been cancelled.
Read a perspective piece by SBN President Barney Schlinger on the importance of comparative and multidisciplinary science in this perspective piece for the 50th anniversary of the journal Hormones and Behavior.
As part of the European Journal of Neuroscience's ongoing series of profiles, our very own Rae Silver discusses: her background in the field, the life / career balancing act, being a woman in science, and advice for younger scientists. Check it out!
In this interview with the Science History Podcast, our very own Margaret McCarthy discusses sex differences in the brain. Give it a listen!
Warm wishes for a very happy and productive 2020! As we begin this New Year, I want to remind everyone to mark your calendars for June 28 – July 1, 2020 for our annual meeting to be held at the Loews Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Professor Bruce McEwen, a leading neuroendocrinologist of our time, whose work, wisdom and compassion touched the lives of so many members of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology.
After serving 7-1/2 years as Editor in Chief of Hormones and Behavior, Kim Wallen, PhD ended his term June 30, 2019. Cheryl McCormick, PhD became the new Editor in Chief, starting her 4-year term on July 1, 2019
The OBSSR is seeking the SBN’s assistance in updating their fact sheet that lists some key accomplishments of health-related behavioral and social sciences research.
The SBN is pleased to announce that Dr. Elizabeth Adkins-Regan has been selected as the 2019 winner of the Daniel S. Lehrman Lifetime Achievement Award.
Congratulations to Frances Champagne, SBN President-Elect, and to Charlotte Cornil, Secretary.
The Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology's new online resource for teaching materials covering Behavioral Neuroendocrinology is now available to members.
Congratulations to Jeremy C. Borniger, PhD, for winning the 2018 W.C. Young Recent Graduate Award in Behavioral Neuroendocrinology!
The 1st Annual Lyn Clemens New Investigator Travel Award will be made in 2019 for travel to the SBN Annual Meeting.
The NSF Division of Integrative Organismal Systems Core Programs has announced a new solicitation for grant proposals.
At the annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology in Long Beach, CA (2017), a group of faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates gathered at the Workshop for Public Engagement and External Relations to discuss STEM public engagement within and beyond SBN.
Do birds even have brains worth talking about? In fact, birds can show complex behavior and mental function.
Part of your SBN dues support our membership in FABBS, which advocates for behavioral research funding by the federal government. Please renew your membership and see below for more details on the important activities your dues help support.
A number of neuroscientists are developing a perpetual fund, i.e., the Scholarships to Enhance and Empower Diversity (SEED) fund, to serve as a private source to support merit-based training and personalized mentoring.
This theme issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences aims to bridge the dichotomy in views on biological timekeeping by bringing together ecologists and chronobiologists.
In response to popular feedback, and in the interest of our community, MCB will be following in GEO’s footsteps to eliminate deadlines for future proposals.
Marilyn McGinnis Lumia died in her home July 16th with her husband Gus and sister Bonnie at her side.
Today we want to put forward a new approach to making sure that we are exercising optimum stewardship of the funds that we receive from taxpayers. We will be discussing this approach with our Advisory Councils over the next few weeks, and so we wanted to provide this broad public description.
The James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowship is a program of supplementary sabbatical awards which supplement the regular sabbatical allowance provided by the recipients' home institutions, to allow an extension of leave-time from one to two semesters.
2015 W. C. Young Recent Graduate Award winner, Samuele Zilioli (Wayne State University), has been designated a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science.
Marc Breedlove and Cindy Jordan contributed to a workshop sponsored by the Office of the Vice President of Research at MSU. The workshop covered the new National Institute of Health's mandate that requires all NIH-funded researchers to address sex differences as a biological factor.
SBN has a new Twitter account with lots of followers already. The official hashtag for this summer’s conference will be #SBN17. A big thank you to volunteers Amanda Kentner and Dan Vahaba for getting this underway!
I am pleased to let you know that AIBS has released a new report, “Peer Review: A System Under Stress.” This document is the final report from the December 2016 AIBS Council Meeting, “The Role of Peer Review in Informed Decision-making.”
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and fifteen other Federal Departments and Agencies have announced revisions to modernize, strengthen, and make more effective the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects
Please join us in congratulating one of our own. John Meitzen (Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University) received the Society for Neuroscience Next Generation Award.
Members who have submitted manuscripts to Hormones and Behavior in the past year, or who have reviewed manuscripts, may have experienced difficulties using publisher Elsevier’s new online system, Evise...
One of every eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over her lifetime. Eighty percent of those cancers are fueled in part by estrogens.
SBN encourages donations to help fund student travel awards.
Norman Tenner Adler died on September 11, 2016 in Jerusalem, Israel. Dr. Adler was instrumental in the development and promotion of our field as a researcher, author and editor, and educator.
Shelton Hendricks has died at age 75 after a long illness. Dr. Hendricks was one of the founding members of the SBN’s predecessor, the Conference on Reproductive Behavior, and he hosted the annual meeting once in Omaha.
In celebration of Lyn Clemens’ contributions, SBN has instituted a fund for travel awards.
Congress is in the midst of a seven-week recess. When Members of Congress return in September, they will need to pass a Continuing Resolution (CR) to continue funding the government on October 1, 2016, the beginning of Fiscal Year 2017.
Lynwood George Clemens, Ph.D., of Okemos, Michigan, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2016, surrounded by his wife and family.
Representatives from 18 NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices attend Dr. McCarthy's presentation to the NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Coordinating Committee.
We are saddened to report the death of Craig Kinsley, a distinguished colleague in the field of behavioral neuroendocrinology.
Dr. Tyler Stevenson, University of Aberdeen - is the recipient of an Early Career Impact Award from the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS) Foundation.
A scholar, mentor, colleague, and friend.
Greg Ball has been appointed Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) at the Univ of Maryland, College Park. BSOS is the largest college at UMCP and includes 10 department and 6 centers. Ball will continue his research program with a laboratory in the Dept of Psychology.
Larry Young and former SBN President, Jeff Blaustein, have been both been elected to prestigious AAAS organizations. Larry was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS); Jeff was elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
In response to NIH's request of information, Rae Silver and the rest of SBN's Public Relations Committee have drafted a letter commenting on the importance of including both sexes in biomedical research.
The Wisconsin Primate Research Center is celebrating its 50th anniversary by establishing the Robert W. Goy Lecture Series.
James (Jim) Goodson, winner of the 2004 Frank A. Beach Award and a leader in the study of the neuroendocrinology of sociality, died of cancer August 14, 2014 at the age of 48.
The Neurobiology of Social Behavior presents a comprehensive and multilevel analysis of the neural regulation of prosocial and antisocial behaviors in mammals, including humans.
The SBN has a new website. Read more.
Get a taste of the Jacques Balthazart retirement celebration courtesy of Jill Schnieder.
Arnold A. Gerall, co-author of the seminal Phoenix, Goy, Gerall, and Young (1959) paper on the sexual differentiation of behavior, died peacefully on December 11, 2013, at the age of 86.