The American Academy of Health Behavior

Professional Development & Mentoring Luncheons

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The Professional Development and Mentoring Council, with support from the AAHB Fellows will sponsor lunch-time sessions on both Monday and Tuesday.

Topics vary year to year, but are intended to support the professional development of AAHB members and graduate students. 

Seminars are FREE!  

FREE Lunches Now FULL!  May still attend sessions, but buy or Bring Your Own (BYO) Lunch)!

If you receive a FREE Lunch, be sure to thank the AAHB Fellows for their generous support!

Non-AAHB members or members/students after the 1st 20 have the option to purchase a lunch for $45.  If purchasing a boxed lunch, please signup and pay at least 2 weeks before meeting. (resort request for food prep).

(Anyone may attend presentation without purchasing a boxed lunch - just plan ahead and bring your own lunch)

Registration is required! Luncheon Voucher for boxed lunches will be provided with registration materials.

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 12:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Professional Development Luncheon #1

Presenter:  Matthew E. Rossheim, PhD

"An Introduction to Working with Secondary Data"

This 1 ½ hour professional development session is designed for graduate students and researchers who have yet to use secondary data.  

It includes information on:

  • The benefits to using secondary data (particularly for early career professionals)
  • How to conduct a study using secondary data
  • Secondary datasets that are relatively easy to use

Sign-up to attend the Monday Optional Workshop that begins after the luncheon: "Managing and Analyzing Secondary Data with STATA" - 

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Sign up for the Luncheon and/or Optional workshop with your conference registration or email to sign up!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 12:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Professional Development Luncheon #2

Presenter:   Matthew Lee Smith, PhD, FAAHB

"Keys to Quality Mentorship and Productive Collaborations: Lessons Learned from AAHB Scholars"

This interactive session will provide attendees with tips and strategies essential to form strong and productive mentor/mentee relationships and collaborations.  

The session will begin with brief presentations from the current AAHB Research Scholars Mentorship Program (RSMP) cohort to highlight their efforts over the past year. Then, a panel discussion will be facilitated to enable mentor/mentee pairs to share lessons learned and address questions from the audience. Past RSMP cohorts and those interested in being part of the 2017 RSMP are encouraged to attend. 

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