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Message from the Editor

Hello everyone,

Thanks to all of you who participated in our annual meeting in San Diego. We had a West coast record attendance of 1607 that included 79 SOBP travel awardees. The plenaries were outstanding, as were the symposia and posters. We continue to be the major scientific organization fostering the growth of the next generation of behavioral and clinical neuroscientists and the number of younger attendees was truly inspiring. Congratulations to Paul Holtzheimer and Kerry Ressler for their leadership in organizing the scientific program and to Maggie Peterson, Mimi Macke, and Sarah Timm and John White (Parthenon) as well as SOBP Council for managing all of the logistics and planning. In sum, we had another great conference!

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2018 Meeting Save-the-Date!

Society of Biological Psychiatry
73rd Annual Scientific Meeting
May 10-12, 2018
Hilton Midtown New York
New York, New York
Mentorship Committee Commentary
The Chair and Co-Chair have composed the commentary for this issue, click here to view the July Committee Commentary
New Members

Welcome the following new members to the Society, effective February 1 and March 1, 2017.

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Join SOBP Now

Membership has its benefits! Please plan to submit your application now in time to gain these benefits.  To apply for SOBP Membership, please click here.

Benefits of membership include:

  • Biological Psychiatry is one of the most selective and highly cited journals in the field of psychiatric neuroscience. It is ranked 6th out of 142 Psychiatry titles and 10th out of 258 Neurosciences titles in the 2016 ISI Journal Citations Reports® published by Thomson Reuters. The 2016 Impact Factor score for Biological Psychiatry is 11.412. Biological Psychiatry is also the third-ranked psychiatry journal according to Google Scholar (June 2016).
  • Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging (BP:CNNI)  This new online journal focuses on fundamental advances occurring in the field of cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging.
  • Sponsor and submit abstracts for presentation at the meeting.
  • Waived abstract fees for members
  • Discounted registration fees for the annual meeting in New York, May 10-12, 2018
  • Leadership and volunteer opportunities
  • Membership Directory –Connect with your colleagues using the on-line membership directory
  • Quarterly newsletter – Keep informed on all the news and updates from the Society
  • Job Center – Post your resume, post a job opening, or look for other professional opportunities
  • Career Development Resources – links to scientific, funding and career development resources
Get Involved!
Signup to join one of the Society’s many award committees or a task force.  Click here to tell us which groups you would be interested in joining.
SOBP Career Center

SOBP’s Career Center connects our members with employment opportunities and employers with the best professionals within our membership. Employment opportunities range from post-doc positions, faculty positions, neuroscience jobs in industry and alternative careers.

Visit SOBP’s Career Center  today to explore employment opportunities.  Post an anonymous resume for employers or recruiters to view.
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 Society of Biological Psychiatry Newsletter Editorial Staff 

Stephen M. Strakowski, MD, Editor

Editorial Board
Helen Mayberg, MD
Alan H. Young, MD, PhD
Caleb M. Adler, MD
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