APTR has appointed Cara Pennel, DrPH, MPH to
the Board of Governors of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine
(AJPM). Dr. Pennel is Graduate Program Director for Public Health and
Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine & Population Health at
University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). Dr. Pennel will serve a
three-year term. AJPM is the official journal of the Association for
Prevention Teaching and Research. It publishes articles in the areas of
prevention research, teaching, practice and policy.
Kudos to Rebeca Wong, PhD, Associate Director
of the Sealy Center on Aging, on her invitation to serve on the newly
formed NIH Council of Councils Working Group on Behavioral and Social
Sciences Research Integration. The panel of behavioral scientists and
other community experts is tasked with providing recommendations on how
to better integrate and realize the benefits to overall health from
behavioral research at NIH.
Congratulations to Dr. Tracy Toliver-Kinsky,
director of the BBSC and professor in the Department of Anesthesiology,
on her election into The University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine, M.D.,
Academy of Health Science Education (Shine Academy). The Shine Academy
supports and promotes excellence in all aspects of health science
education, educational scholarship and leadership. Congratulations Dr.