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There’s still time to submit your abstract for the 2018 SBN/ICN meeting!
February 12, 2018

The late breaking Abstract Submission Deadline for poster presentations is April 2, 2018. Presenting author registration deadline is April 6, 2018.

Submit your abstract for the 2018 SBN/ICN meeting!
January 17, 2018

The regular Abstract Submission Deadline is February 7th.

January 17, 2018

All materials must be received by February 15, 2018, including letters of support to be considered for this award.

January 17, 2018


Why Study the Brains of Birds?
December 15, 2017

Do birds even have brains worth talking about? In fact, birds can show complex behavior and mental function.

Speak Out on the #GradTax
December 5, 2017

If you’re concerned about pending legislation that would make graduate student tuition waivers taxable, here are steps you can take.

Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS)
December 5, 2017

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.

Scholarships to Enhance and Empower Diversity (SEED)
December 4, 2017

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.

Wild clocks: integrating chronobiology and ecology to understand timekeeping in free-living animals
November 16, 2017

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.

BIO Directorate goes to No Deadline solicitation effective FY 19
October 24, 2017

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.

In Memoriam: Marilyn McGinnis Lumia
July 27, 2017

Marilyn McGinnis Lumia died in her home July 16th with her husband Gus and sister Bonnie at her side.

2017 Student Travel Award Donors
June 12, 2017

Thank you to all who contributed to the Student Travel Awards this year!

2017 Election Results
June 2, 2017

The SBN Executive Committee thanks the Nomination Committee; Greg Ball (chair), Colin Saldanha, and Cheryl Sisk for putting together an excellent ballot of candidates for the positions of President-Elect and Secretary.

New NIH Approach to Grant Funding Aimed at Optimizing Stewardship of Taxpayer Dollars
May 2, 2017

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.

2018 Call for Symposia and Keynote Speakers
April 13, 2017

The 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology will be held in conjunction with the International Congress of Neuroendocrinology (ICN) in Toronto, Canada, from July 15 - 18, 2018. Meeting details will be posted on the SBN website.

Kiran Soma Wins Cattell Sabbatical Award
April 10, 2017

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.

Samuele Zizoli Named “Rising Star”
March 13, 2017

​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.

Breedlove and Jordan create resource for faculty seeking NIH funding
March 10, 2017

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.

2017 Award Winner Announcement
March 6, 2017

SBN is pleased to announce that Dr. Jacques Balthazart has been slected as this year’s winner of the Daniel S. Lehrman Lifetime Achievement Award.

Follow SBN on Twitter @SBNTweets
February 10, 2017

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!

From the American Institute of Biological Sciences
February 9, 2017

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.”

Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects
January 19, 2017

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

Congratulations to John Meitzen!
January 17, 2017

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.

From the President – Hormones and Behavior, Elsevier and Evise.
January 17, 2017

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...

What women with breast cancer should know about estrogens
December 5, 2016

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.

New Fundraising Initiative
October 12, 2016

SBN encourages donations to help fund student travel awards.

In Memoriam: Norman T. Adler (1941 – 2016)
October 3, 2016

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.

Annual SBN Meeting Poster Awards!
September 14, 2016

Congratulations to the Best Postdoctoral and Best Graduate Student Poster winners!

In Memoriam: Shelton Hendricks
September 12, 2016

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.

Travel Award in Celebration of Lyn Clemens!
September 9, 2016

In celebration of Lyn Clemens’ contributions, SBN has instituted a fund for travel awards.

New Science Funding Numbers Likely on Hold Until Post-Election
August 16, 2016

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.

In Memoriam: Lynnwood G. Clemens
April 12, 2016

Lynwood George Clemens, Ph.D., of Okemos, Michigan, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2016, surrounded by his wife and family.

Thank you, Dr. McCarthy!
March 9, 2016

Representatives from 18 NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices attend Dr. McCarthy's presentation to the NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Coordinating Committee.

In Memoriam — Dr. Craig Kinsley
February 8, 2016

We are saddened to report the death of Craig Kinsley, a distinguished colleague in the field of behavioral neuroendocrinology.

January 14, 2016

The 2016 Society of Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Annual Meeting in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, has been changed to August 7 – 10, 2016.

FABBS Advocacy Update: Federal Funding for FY 2016
December 16, 2015

Negotiators reached an agreement last night on an omnibus bill to fund the federal government for the remainder of the fiscal year...

2015 FABBS Award Winner
December 11, 2015

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.

In Memoriam: Timothy Jon Bartness
September 28, 2015

A scholar, mentor, colleague, and friend.

2015 Election Results
July 13, 2015

Congratulations to President-Elect Rae Silver and Secretary Colin J. Saldanha.

Gregory Ball is now Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park
January 19, 2015

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 Jeff Blaustein Elected to Prestigious Organizations
December 10, 2014

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).

SBN Encourages NIH to Support Inclusion of Both Sexes in Biomedical Research
October 31, 2014

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.

Wisconsin Primate Research Center celebrates 50! Help support the Goy Lecture Series
October 9, 2014

The Wisconsin Primate Research Center is celebrating its 50th anniversary by establishing the Robert W. Goy Lecture Series.

SBN Says Farewell to Dr. James Goodson (1965 - 2014)
August 18, 2014

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.

New Book Authored by Michael Numan
August 16, 2014

The Neurobiology of Social Behavior presents a comprehensive and multilevel analysis of the neural regulation of prosocial and antisocial behaviors in mammals, including humans.

Welcome to the new SBN website!
August 13, 2014

The SBN has a new website. Read more.

Jacques Balthazart's Retirement Celebration
June 30, 2014

Get a taste of the Jacques Balthazart retirement celebration courtesy of Jill Schnieder.

Obituary for Arnold A. Gerall (1927-2013)
December 11, 2013

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.