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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.
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.
Thanks for voting in the recent election. Our new President-Elect is Colin Saldanha (American University). Colin
Our committees provide a terrific opportunity to help guide activities and support our members. See the information below to get involved.
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.
Last week, FABBS and COGDOP hosted a webinar on funding opportunities for the Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences at the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Gregory F. Ball (University of Maryland, College Park) is the 2023 SBN Lifetime Achievement Lehrman Award winner.
Hormones and Behavior is currently looking to appoint a Special Issue (SI) Editor whose sole focus will be to acquire SIs.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Congratulations to our 2021 award winners Johnathan Borland, Elliott Albers, and Jeremy Spoolour!
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations to SBN's new President-Elect and Treasurer!
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.
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.
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 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.