The award recognizes Dr. Schneiderman’s significant and lifelong contributions to the field of behaviorial medicine.
Dr. Schneiderman has led major studies on how cognitive behavioral stress management affects patients with HIV/AIDS and cardiovascular diseases.
He has also done extensive research into the health of the Hispanic and Latino population, including serving as the principal investigator of the largest long-term study of Hispanic/Latino health in the United States. His full biography and groundbreaking research efforts are available online.
The International Society of Behavioral Medicine is the leading scientific society focused on the development and integration of sociocultural, psychosocial, behavioral and biomedical knowledge relevant to health and illness.
Dr. Schneiderman accepted the award earlier this week in Budapest, Hungary, where he also gave a keynote speech on the foundations of cardiovascular behavioral medicine during the 12th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine. The award was presented by the International Society of Behavioral Medicine.
Knight Foundation endowed the professorship in 1989.