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Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine

Organization for Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry The Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine has as its central focus patients with comorbid medical and psychiatric illness and the interaction between them. This focus entails clinical work, research and teaching as well as leadership in the provision of medical-surgical psychiatry services.  Since its establishment in 1954, the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine has served as a meeting ground for collaboration and exchange of knowledge and ideas in the arena of psychiatric medicine and consultation-liaison psychiatry.  Among the objectives of the Academy are the advancement of scientific knowledge through study, clinical research and practice, and the furtherance of communication between medically related disciplines.   The goal of the Academy's international membership is to ensure the highest standards of education, research, ethics and quality of patient care in the practice of psychosomatic medicine and consultation-liaison psychiatry.

American Psychiatric Association

The American Psychiatric Association is a medical specialty society recognized world-wide. Its 37,000 U.S. and international member physicians work together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorder, including mental retardation and substance-related disorders. It is the voice and conscience of modern psychiatry. Its vision is a society that has available, accessible quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment.

American Psychological Association - Division 22
(Rehabilitation Psychology)

The Division of Rehabilitation Psychology was established in 1956 as an organization of psychologists concerned with the psychological and social consequences of disability, and with ways to prevent and resolve problems associated with disability. Members of Division 22 have diverse research and service interests, and include psychologists working in rehabilitation facilities, medical center hospitals and clinics, colleges and universities, private practices, government programs, social service agencies and schools.

American Psychological Association - Division 38
(Health Psychology)

The purpose of the Division of Health Psychology is: to advance contributions of psychology as a discipline to the understanding of health and illness through basic and clinical research and by encouraging the integration of biomedical information about health and illness with current psychological knowledge to promote education and services in the psychology of health and illness to inform the psychological and biomedical community, and the general public, on the results of current research and service activities in this area.

Center for the Advancement of Health
The Center for the Advancement of Health, a nonprofit organization, promotes the science that explores the dynamic relationship among behaviors, biology, emotions, and social context, and works to turn that knowledge into practical health care solutions.

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If what you want is practical information on chronic disease prevention and health promotion programs, and you have learned to hate databases that only provide reams of journal abstracts, here s something you should know about:

the Chronic Disease Prevention Databases Web site,
The Chronic Disease Prevention (CDP) databases were developed to provide access to information on chronic disease prevention and health promotion to health professionals responsible for supporting, planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating chronic disease prevention and risk reduction efforts. The databases provide bibliographic citations and abstracts of various types of materials including journal articles, monographs, book chapters, reports, curricular materials, fact sheets, and proceedings. Full text is provided for selected publications. The databases also contain descriptions of chronic disease prevention and health promotion programs.

Psychwatch re behavioral med in the news []

Psychwatch began in April, 1998 as a weekly email Newsletter detailing events and internet-related developments in the mental health field. It has since evolved into a global communication and information network, providing information to those in the healthcare and mental health care fields. The Psychwatch Newsletter has a readership of over 12,000 professionals and students in at least 75 different countries. Our website continues to expand, and Psychwatch continues to develop into new areas to better serve its audience.

Italian Psychosomatic Society

Liaison-Psychiatry Section of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Promotion of education, research and effective professional practice in consultation-liaison psychiatry and related fields, including psychosomatics and health psychology. This is a listserv archive.

Medicine On-Line

Medicine OnLine,TM published by UltiTech, Inc. of Stratford, CT., offers medical information and education in oncology and HIV/AIDS, Medline(r) literature searches, Daily Medical News, Cancer Forums discussion groups, and reports from medical meetings for health care professionals, patients, and other interested consumers.

PsychoNeuroImmunology Research Society

The PsychoNeuroImmunology Research Society is an international organization for researchers in a number of scientific and medical disciplines, including psychology, neurosciences, immunology, physiology, pharmacology, psychiatry, behavioral medicine, infectious diseases, and rheumatology, who are interested in interactions between the nervous and immune systems, and the relationship between behavior and health. An important goal is to conduct basic research that can be translated into clinically relevant health applications.

Society for Psychophysiological Research

Founded in 1960, the Society for Psychophysiological Research is an international scientific society with worldwide membership. The purpose of the Society is to foster research on the interrelationships between the physiological and psychological aspects of behavior. To promote this purpose, the Society publishes scientific literature, including the journal Psychophysiology, and holds annual meetings for presentation and discussion of original theory and research, instrumentation and methodology, and new directions and standards in the field. Society of Behavioral Medicine SBM has created the premiere scientific forum for over 3,000 behavioral and biomedical researchers and clinicians to study the interactions of behavior, 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, clinical and public policy concerns related to prevention, diagnosis and treatment, rehabilitation, and health promotion.

The Center for Health and Behavior

Based in Syracuse U., the Center for Health and Behavior seeks: To facilitate externally funded research on the behavioral aspects of health To enhance knowledge regarding health-behavior relationships To create unique active-learning opportunities for students To enhance graduate and postdoctoral training of health professionals and behavioral scientists To provide clinical and educational services to the community.

Venezuelan Interdisciplinary Group of Behavioral Medicine

Our mission is to promote and coordinate comunication among the different health profesionals including researchers, clinicians and the psychosocial, biomedical, and other related areas and similate research, teaching and clinical work in behavioral medicine in Venezuela.

Community of Science, Inc. (COS)

COS is the leading Internet site for the global R&D community. COS brings together the world's most prominent scientists and researchers at more than 1,300 universities, corporations and government agencies worldwide. COS provides tools and services that enable these professionals to communicate, exchange information and find the people and technologies that are important to their work. This link within the COS website contains an updated and searchable list of thousands of funding agencies and announcments.

NIH Office of Extramural Research

In its mission to protect and improve human health, the U. S. NIH uses many millions of federal tax dollars to support basic, applied, and clinical and health services research.
The overarching goal is to understand the processes underlying human health and to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, diagnose, and treat human diseases and disabilities. Each institute within the NIH has a mandate with well-defined priorities that address science and health from a specific perspective, a disease area (cancer) or an area of concern (aging).

The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

The U.S. Congress established the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) in the Office of the Director, NIH, in recognition of the key role that behavioral and social factors often play in illness and health. The OBSSR mission is to stimulate behavioral and social sciences research throughout NIH and to integrate these areas of research more fully into others of the NIH health research enterprise, thereby improving our understanding, treatment, and prevention of disease. This link within the OBSSR website provides information for scientists interested in learning more about specific funding opportunities in the behavioral and social sciences, as well as the policies regulating research and training supported by the NIH.

Center for Advancement of Health

The Center for the Advancement of Health (CFAH) is a U. S. health research advocacy group. CFAH promotes a view of health that recognizes that where we live, how we are educated and what we eat, drink, breathe and do affect health as much as, if not more than, access to health care. Their mission is to translate research on this expanded view of health into effective policy and practice. This link within their website contains a list of recent funding announcements related to health and behavior.

The American Heart Association

The American Heart Association supports research activities broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease, stroke or to related clinical, basic science, bioengineering/biotechnology, and public health problems. All basic disciplines as well as epidemiological, community and clinical investigations that bear on cardiovascular and stroke problems are appropriate. This link within the AHA website takes you to information about their research grants programs.


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