Stories for Warren K. Bickel

  • Addicts who live in the moment may get most benefit from certain kinds of treatment

    An analysis across addictions and across treatments suggests that a simple cognitive test may be able to predict a treatment’s success for individuals struggling with addiction, according to a study led by an addiction expert at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.
  • Research into understanding alcohol dependence receives a major boost

    The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute has received a five-year, $2.8-million grant to study interventions aimed at enhancing self-control among problem drinkers.
  • Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute fuels the fires of rising stars

    The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute has announced the second class of recipients of its Medical Research Scholars fellowship program. The recipients will receive $35,000 to support their research and participate in seminar series and a journal club. The awardees include Lara Moody, Aboozar Monavarfes, Jason Zhang, Katie Degan, and Michael Entz.
  • Smoking abstinence research receives major financial boost

    Warren Bickel, an internationally recognized addiction expert at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was recently awarded a $3.2-million grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse for research on improving self-control interventions to enhance abstinence in smokers. The grant will provide more than $600,000 a year for five years to develop innovative new ways to enhance the brain’s ability to abstain from acting on nicotine cravings that lead to tobacco use.
  • Warren Bickel appointed to national scientific advisory committee on tobacco products

    Warren Bickel, director of the Addiction Recovery Research Center at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was recently appointed to the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
  • Brain Awareness Week will highlight the wonders of nature’s most remarkable machine

    Brain Awareness Week is designed to share the wonders of the brain, how it works, and what happens when it goes awry. A series of public events will also highlight advances in brain research.
  • National initiative taps the wisdom of people who have beat addictions

    The National Quit & Recovery Registry collects the experiences of those in recovery through web-based sharing — also known as crowdsourcing — to enhance scientists' understanding of addiction, whether to tobacco, alcohol, drugs, or harmful behaviors, such as overeating, excessive sexual activity, and gambling.
  • Cocaine addicts prefer money in hand to snowy future

    When a research team asked cocaine addicts to choose, hypothetically, between money now or cocaine of greater value later, "preference was almost exclusively for the money now," said Warren K., Bickel, professor in the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, director of the Advanced Recovery Research Center, and professor of psychology in the College of Science at Virginia Tech.

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