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Dutton chosen to participate in Society of Behavioral Medicine Leadership Institute

February 2, 2016

Gareth R. Dutton, PhD, associate professor in the Division of Preventive Medicine and the Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC), has been named one of 30 select individuals to participate in the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) Leadership Institute, based on his impressive accomplishments and keen interest in enriching his leadership abilities. The institute was established to assist mid-career scientists (with 8 to 20 years of work experience after their last degree) become more effective leaders through the broadening of innate leadership qualities as well as the acquisition of such crucial skills as how to manage collaborative teams and the best ways to negotiate. Dr. Dutton will connect with and gain additional insight from fellow professionals as well as from outstanding leaders in the field of behavioral medicine involved in the institute who mentor participants during the year-long experience.

In addition to participating in an immersive workshop to be held in the two days leading up to the 2016 SBM Annual Meeting, in Washington, DC, Dr. Dutton will attend this yearly conference and explore “Behavioral Medicine at a Crossroads:21st Century Challenges and Solutions.” This theme dovetails with Dr. Dutton’s main research interests focused on lifestyle interventions for weight loss, physical activity, and diabetes prevention, with a particular emphasis on behavioral interventions as they are implemented in applied and community-based settings and with underserved and minority populations.