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Core Values and Goals

ABMR Core Values:

  • Promoting the highest quality of behavioral medicine research
  • Stimulating the integration of biomedical and behavioral fields of study to enable multidisciplinary research and learning
  • Fostering integrity and transparency in all aspects of research and its application
  • Promoting research with high potential for improving the health and well-being of all
  • Supporting merit-based recognition and promoting a diversity of ideas, disciplines, and sociodemographic representation within the field of behavioral medicine
  • Goals of the Academy:

  • Foster the development and application of high quality research integrating biomedical and behavioral science in the service of better health;
  • Identify areas of behavioral medicine research that have special merit, fill gaps in knowledge, or provide a unique opportunity to further our science and improve the public’s health and wellbeing;
  • Provide a multidisciplinary forum for review of research findings and an assessment of the applicability of such findings to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of illness;
  • Serve as a technical and educational resource to governmental and academic entities, as well as the general public;
  • Promote the highest research and professional standards; and
  • Provide guidance for research training as well as effectiveness of interventions in behavioral medicine.
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