Dr. Neil Schneiderman Given Lifetime Achievement Award by Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research

The office walls of Neil Schneiderman, Ph.D., are far from bare; the objects displayed on them range from plaques of past academic achievements to vintage snapshots of South Florida and his younger self in the 1960s. Most recently, Schneiderman added another accolade to the wall behind his desk — a 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research.

The award was given “in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding contributions to the integration of behavioral science and medicine and to honor his longstanding and significant impact on the field of behavioral medicine.”

Schneiderman, the James L. Knight Professor of Psychology, and professor of medicine, psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and biomedical engineering, joined the University in 1965. Throughout his career, he has continuously been the principal investigator on numerous research grants and contracts. He has also published almost 400 journal articles, books and chapters examining biobehavioral aspects of cardiovascular disease, as well as of cancer, diabetes, stroke and HIV/AIDS.

Reflecting on his UM career and his most recent honor, Schneiderman says he is “very fortunate to have worked with very bright, competent, committed, supportive colleagues, staff, post-doctoral fellows and students at the University of Miami for over 50 years.”

Since publishing his first article in the journal Science in 1962, Schneiderman has continued conducting research ranging from basic behavioral and biological science to population-based epidemiological studies, clinical investigations and randomized clinical trials.

He also served as editor-in-chief of the journal Health Psychology and was the founding editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Currently, Schneiderman is the Director of the UM Behavioral Medicine Research Center, where he has pioneered interdisciplinary clinical-translational research, integrating behavioral and biomedical science.

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