Spring 2013

APS 2014 Awards

Submit your suggestions and nominations for the following
prestigious APS awards now!

Patricia R. Barchas Award in Sociophysiology

Distinguished Scientist Award

Donald Oken Fellowship

Herbert Weiner Early Career Award

Paul D. MacLean Award

      Don't be late to nominate!

The deadline for most nominations is August 31, 2013.

Nominations for the MacLean Award are due by November 1, 2013.

Submit your nominations to info@psychosomatic.org


Psychosomatic Medicine Interest Groups

The American Psychosomatic Society will sponsor the development of Psychosomatic Medicine Interest Groups (PMIGs) at three medical schools (U.S. and International) during the academic year 2013-2014. The topics of the PMIG must fit with the goals of the APS and are as follows: Cardiovascular disease, Oncology, Gastroenterology, Diabetes, ID/HIV, Aging, Psychoneuroimmunology(PNI),  Neuroimaging, Sleep Medicine, Health Services, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM),Genomics, and Women's Health. A combination of these topics is also acceptable.

These competitive awards will fund and guide innovative efforts to foster interest in psychosomatic medicine among medical students, residents, and other clinical trainees. The award for one year includes $1,500 per interest group for PMIG activity related expenses and up to $500 for travel to the 2014 APS Annual Meeting.  Each PMIG is expected to integrate or use web-based technology to deliver content material, curriculum, lectures and facilitate maximum distribution of the PMIG project. Activities encouraged are dynamic journal clubs, interactive lectures and seminars, development of model curricula, and other academic projects all using the web based technology.

Objective data and outcome collection of the PMIG project is required, using instruments such as pre and post questionnaires, evaluation forms, and written feedback.  It is the expectation of the PMIG selection committee that by March of 2014 sufficient activity has been generated and collected from the PMIG award to allow provisional data and results to be presented at the 2014 March APS Annual Meeting which will be held in San Francisco, CA from March 12 - 15.

The goals of the award are to: 1) facilitate interest in psychosomatic medicine among medical students and other trainees; 2) promote education and research collaborations in psychosomatic medicine at the institution; 3) integrate web based teaching tools and/or on-line curriculums that may further enhance the education resources of the APS; 4) recruit promising physicians and young researchers into the American Psychosomatic Society; 5) cultivate the career paths of students interested in psychosomatic medicine; and 6) establish the feasibility of developing interest groups at a larger number of medical schools and clinical institutions.

Interim and Final Progress Reports of the PMIGs will be required for full appropriation of funds.

The applicant must commit to present the findings and outcome of the PMIG award, in person, to the Membership Committee at the March 2014 APS Annual Meeting.

Applications should be submitted to APS National Office by 5pm EDT, July 30, 2013

Please click here to apply.