Dr. Neil Schneiderman Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Neil Schneiderman, Ph.D., the James L. Knight Professor of Psychology, professor of medicine, psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and biomedical engineering, and director of the University’s Behavioral Medicine Research Center, was awarded the International Society of Behavioral Medicine’s Lifetime Achievement Award on August 29 at the society’s 12th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine.

One of the founders of the field of behavioral medicine, Schneiderman has served on UM’s faculty since 1965, teaching and leading major scientific investigations, including basic biobehavioral research, randomized clinical trials and population-based multicenter epidemiological studies. He is principal investigator of the Miami Field Center of the NIH’s multicenter, longitudinal Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos, the largest NIH study of Hispanic/Latino health in the United States.

A founding member and former president of the ISBM, Schneiderman has served on its board since 1990 and is a founding editor of the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. In 1996, he co-edited a book with Kristina Orth-Gomér, of the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, titled “Behavioral Medicine Approaches to Cardiovascular Disease Prevention,” based on an ISBM educational seminar held in Högberga, Sweden. The scholarly collaboration continues today.

For more on Schneiderman’s award and achievements, please visit the ICBM awards page.

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