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Call for Proposals: SBN 2024 Professional Development Workshop
November 3, 2023

We now seek proposals for the Professional Development Workshop for the 28th SBN Annual Meeting that will take place on June 23, 2024 at Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.

Publications on Sex and Gender
October 30, 2023

As a scientific society we support the rights of our members, and any members of the scientific community, to publish their work in Hormones and Behavior and expect they will receive the respect afforded to any author of peer-reviewed research, regardless of whether the topic engenders emotional or otherwise non-objective responses from non-experts in the field.

SBN 2024: Call for Proposals
October 10, 2023

We now seek proposals for symposia and keynote speakers for the 28th SBN Annual Meeting that will take place from June 23 – June 26, 2024 at Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.

SBN Past President Barney A. Schlinger Publishes The Wingsnappers
September 12, 2023

This book is the story of a remarkable bird, the golden-collared manakin (Manacus vitellinus) of Panama. Males perform one of the most physically complex and noisy courtship displays of any animal on the planet.

2023 SBN Annual Meeting Recap
July 20, 2023

Thank you everyone for attending this year’s meeting in Tours, France! We had a great turnout with registrations from over 17 countries, including Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Macau, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, South Korea, UK & the USA.

Congratulations SBN President-Elect!
July 5, 2023

Thanks for voting in the recent election. Our new President-Elect is Colin Saldanha (American University). Colin

Join an SBN committee!
June 20, 2023

Our committees provide a terrific opportunity to help guide activities and support our members. See the information below to get involved.

In Memoriam: Karen Maruska, PhD
June 9, 2023

As some of you know, Dr. Karen Maruska passed away on March 7th of this year after a long battle with cancer. Karen was an excellent neuroethologist and behavioral neuroendocrinologist as well as a dedicated mentor and colleague who will be greatly missed.

NSF Funding Opportunities for Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences
May 8, 2023

Last week, FABBS and COGDOP hosted a webinar on funding opportunities for the Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences at the National Science Foundation (NSF).

2023 SBN Lifetime Achievement Award
April 4, 2023

Gregory F. Ball (University of Maryland, College Park) is the 2023 SBN Lifetime Achievement Lehrman Award winner.

Are you interested in being a Special Issue Editor for Hormones and Behavior?
March 24, 2023

Hormones and Behavior is currently looking to appoint a Special Issue (SI) Editor whose sole focus will be to acquire SIs.

Recruiting a Co-organizer for the Professional Development Workshop
January 25, 2023

The Professional Development Committee is thrilled to kick off SBN 2023 with the annual Professional Development Workshop! Are you interested in getting more involved? We are recruiting a co-organizer for the event.

Calling Early-to-Mid Career Researchers
December 5, 2022

SBN is looking for early-to-mid career researchers who would be willing to write a brief, reader-friendly, evidence-based contribution to the November 2023 volume on bio-behavioral sciences in Policy Insights from Behavioral and Brain Sciences (PIBBS).

Congratulations to our 2022 SBN Frank A. Beach Early Career Awardee
October 31, 2022

Laura Fonken, PhD, is this year’s recipient of the SBN Frank A. Beach Early Career Award. Dr. Fonken’s research focuses on how interactions between the immune, nervous, and endocrine systems regulate complex behavioral processes.

In Memoriam: Mei-Fang Cheng, PhD
August 3, 2022

I regret to announce that Mei-Fang Cheng passed away last Sunday on July 24th. Mei Cheng was a behavioral neuroendocrinologist who was born in Taiwan during World War II but pursued graduate and post-doctoral studies in the United States.

In Memoriam: Gian Carlo Panzica (1949-2022)
July 25, 2022

As some of you may have already heard, my friend and colleague Gian Carlo Panzica passed away on Thursday July 21 after a long battle against cancer.

Follow-up on the SBN Webinar: Hormonal Contraceptives and the Brain
June 13, 2022

Did you miss the SBN Webinar: Hormonal Contraceptives and the Brain? Did you attend the webinar but would like to explore this topic further? A summary of the speaker's contributions and discussion points, with linked references is available!

The Mechanisms of Allostasis Conference: Stressed or Stressed Out
June 3, 2022

The Endocrine Society is excited to announce a jointly hosted basic science focused meeting with our colleagues at the Federation for American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)! The Mechanisms of Allostasis Conference: Stressed or Stressed Out

Congratulations to 2022 Lehrman Award Winner Dr. Cheryl Sisk
April 29, 2022

Dr. Cheryl Sisk, University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University, is this year’s recipient of the Daniel S. Lehrman Lifetime Achievement Award in Behavioral Neuroendocrinology.

Congrats to Stephanie Correa, our new SBN Secretary!
April 18, 2022

Stephanie first joined SBN in 2002 and has experienced first-hand how SBN champions young scientists. As a faculty, Stephanie has participated in three SBN symposia, co-organized diversity workshops in 2020 and 2021, served as Chair of the DEI Committee, and received the 2020 New Investigator Award.

Building Bridges: Funding opportunities within NIH to create a diverse workforce in behavioral neuroendocrinology
March 28, 2022

This webinar discussed NIH funding opportunities to enhance support and participation with those from underrepresented backgrounds with the goal of creating a diverse workforce, including fostering collaborations with Minority Serving Institutions.

Congrats to our 2021 Frank A. Beach Early Career Awardees
February 25, 2022

Our awardees are making significant contributions and innovations to the field of behavioral neuroendocrinology as well as demonstrating leadership in the society with a commitment to mentorship and outreach.

In Memoriam: Roger Gorski
October 27, 2021

I just received word that Roger Gorski passed away yesterday. At the moment, I have no details and will let you know as I learn them.

SBN 2021 Annual Meeting Recap
July 7, 2021

Thank you everyone for attending this year’s meeting! We had a great turnout with 417 registrations. Overall, we had 40 undergraduates, 152 graduate students, 68 postdocs, and 151 regular members. Registrants hailed from over 16 countries!

SBN Announces 2021 Award Winners
July 1, 2021

Congratulations to our 2021 award winners Johnathan Borland, Elliott Albers, and Jeremy Spoolour!

Tfm Rat Colony Opportunity
April 26, 2021

We are retiring our Tfm (testicular feminization mutation) rat colony (original stock from Kathy Olsen), and we wanted to give folks in the SBN community one more chance to request founders before this colony is shut down.

Winners of the Welcome Initiative Award
April 9, 2021

The Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology is pleased to announce 24 winners of the Welcome Initiative Award. The award comes with free student membership to SBN for 2021 and registration to the 2021 Virtual Meeting of the SBN.

Announcing the SBN 2021 Virtual Meeting
March 18, 2021

The program, professional development, and the diversity, equity and inclusion committees are putting together an exciting program featuring the most recent advances in behavioral neuroendocrinology research and providing ample opportunities for our community to (re)connect.

2021 SBN Election Results
March 18, 2021

Congratulations to SBN's new President-Elect and Treasurer!

Member Spotlight
February 26, 2021

To honor Black History Month, SBN is establishing a new initiative to highlight members of our society from historically under-represented groups in science, in general, and behavioral neuroendocrinology, in particular.

A Message from the SBN President
January 26, 2021

I hope you are all having an excellent New Year. Also, I hope that many of you have been able to start receiving your COVID-19 vaccinations. I am reaching out at this time with a few announcements.

Donate Today to Help SBN Students
December 21, 2020

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.

SBN endorses the call to action by the American Institute of Biological Sciences
December 9, 2020

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.

Holiday Announcement
November 25, 2020

As the Holidays are upon us, I wanted to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Virtual Frank Beach Award and Hormone and Behavior Presidential Symposium
November 24, 2020

Watch the virtual Beach Award/Presidential “Hormones and Behavior” Symposium held on November 21st.

In Memoriam: Walt Wilczynski, PhD
June 11, 2020

I am saddened to report that our dear friend and colleague Walt Wilczynski passed away peacefully Tuesday morning in his home in downtown Atlanta.

In Memoriam: Stephen E. Glickman (1933 – 2020)
June 5, 2020

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.

Message from the President
May 31, 2020

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.

Virtual 2020 SBN Award Ceremony
May 27, 2020

Watch the virtual award ceremony held on Saturday, May 16th to honor the 2020 Lehrman, WC Young and Travel SBN awards.

Michael Numan has authored a new book.
May 21, 2020

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.

2020 Daniel Lehrman and WC Young Awards
May 20, 2020

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.

Contribute to SBN Teaching Resources
May 20, 2020

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.

SBN2020 Cancelled
March 20, 2020

As you may have anticipated, I am writing to let you know that our SBN 2020 meeting has been cancelled.

Presidential Perspective: New Trends in the Field
February 4, 2020

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.

Profiles of Women in Science: Rae Silver
January 29, 2020

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!

Interview with Margaret McCarthy
January 27, 2020

In this interview with the Science History Podcast, our very own Margaret McCarthy discusses sex differences in the brain. Give it a listen!

Happy New Year from SBN!
January 9, 2020

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.

In Memoriam: Bruce S. McEwen
January 3, 2020

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.

A new Editor-in-Chief for Hormones and Behavior, SBN's official journal
September 16, 2019

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 National Institutes of Health’s Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) is seeking for help to update their fact sheet
July 12, 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.

Elizabeth Adkins-Regan: 2019 Awardee For The Daniel S. Lehrman Lifetime Achievement Award
June 18, 2019

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.

2019 Election Results
April 23, 2019

Congratulations to Frances Champagne, SBN President-Elect, and to Charlotte Cornil, Secretary.

Resources for Teaching Behavioral Neuroendocrinology
April 2, 2019

The Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology's new online resource for teaching materials covering Behavioral Neuroendocrinology is now available to members.

2018 W.C. Young Recent Graduate Award Winner
November 6, 2018

Congratulations to Jeremy C. Borniger, PhD, for winning the 2018 W.C. Young Recent Graduate Award in Behavioral Neuroendocrinology!

Announcing the Lyn Clemens Travel Award
October 15, 2018

The 1st Annual Lyn Clemens New Investigator Travel Award will be made in 2019 for travel to the SBN Annual Meeting.

New Solicitation for Grant Proposals
August 22, 2018

The NSF Division of Integrative Organismal Systems Core Programs has announced a new solicitation for grant proposals.

Letter from the Public Engagement and External Relations Workshop
April 20, 2018

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.