People Related To Addiction Research

Warren K. Bickel, Ph.D.

Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Virginia Tech Carilion Behavioral Health Research Professor
Director, VTCRI Addiction Recovery Research Center
Co-Director, VTCRI Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors
Professor of Psychology, College of Science, Virginia Tech
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Events Related To Addiction

NOTE NEW DATE: Brain School: The Nature of Addiction

March 13 , 6 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute


Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

The Neuroscience Of Stress-Reward Interactions: Preclinical Approaches Toward Therapeutic Targets In Addiction

Jan. 19 , 11 a.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Danny Winder, Ph.D.


Professor, Departments of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Pharmacology, and Psychiatry
Director, Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

VTCRI Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Interactions Between Natural and Drug Reward Influence Vulnerability for Addiction

Sept. 15 , 11 a.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Lique Coolen, Ph.D.


Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics
Department of Neurobiology & Anatomical Sciences
Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Studies
School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, Mississippi

VTCRI Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Neurocircuitry of Addiction: An Alcohol Perspective

Jan. 19 , 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

George Koob, PhD


Director, National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH

VTCRI Distinguished Public Lectures

Stress and Addictions

April 28 , 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Kathleen Brady, MD, PhD


Distinguished University Professor
Associate Provost
Clinical and Translational Research

Director
South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

VTCRI Distinguished Public Lectures

Translation Research on Cue Reactivity and Impulsivity in Cocaine Addiction

Oct. 6 , 2:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

F. Gerard Moeller, MD


Professor of Psychiatry, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Neurology

Special Seminars

Top-Down Modulation of Interoception: A New Frontier for Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatments?

Nov. 1 , 11 a.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Martin P. Paulus, MD


Professor of Psychiatry, University of San Diego

VTCRI Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Willpower and Addiction

March 13 , 7:30 p.m. at locations throughout the Roanoke Region

Warren Bickel, PhD


Director, Addiction Recovery Research Center, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Brain Awareness Week

Addiction: Conflict Between Brain Circuits

Sept. 30 , 11 a.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Nora Volkow, MD


Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Bethesda, Maryland

VTCRI Distinguished Public Lectures

What Do We Know About Addiction?

Sept. 29 , 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Nora Volkow, MD


Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Bethesda, Maryland

VTCRI Distinguished Public Lectures

Stories Related To Addiction

VTCRI professor to discuss artificial intelligence, psychology at international conference

July 6, 2018

The worlds of addiction research and artificial intelligence research are colliding for Warren Bickel, a professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists seek unfiltered truth about 'light' cigarettes

Feb. 27, 2018

Scientists from multiple institutions, including a group of addiction neuroscience researchers from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, are gathering evidence under funding from the National Institutes of Health's National ...

Leader of NIH’s alcohol addiction research programs spoke Thursday at VTCRI

Jan. 16, 2017

George Koob, the director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, will discuss the neurocircuitry of alcohol addiction at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Virginia ...

Task force calls for community action to combat addiction epidemic

July 25, 2016

The public is invited to attend, “Community Conversation: Heroin Epidemic,” on July 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Community members and experts on addiction and substance abuse will lead the ...

Addiction scholar honored with career achievement award

April 26, 2016

The world’s oldest scientific organization studying addiction, the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, selected Warren Bickel as the 2016 recipient of the Nathan B. Eddy Award.

Treating addiction with technology

Aug. 19, 2014

Warren Bickel, a professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, and his team developed a computerized treatment program aimed at helping people become fluent in the language of recovery.

National initiative taps the wisdom of people who have beat addictions

Oct. 4, 2011

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 ...

Addiction researcher optimistic about new smoking warnings

June 23, 2011

By presenting the concrete reality of what will happen as a result of smoking, the new anti-smoking warnings that will show up on packs of cigarettes next year have a ...

VTCRI professor Warren Bickel delivers talks on role of dysfunctional decision-making in substance abuse, addiction

March 29, 2011

Warren Bickel, professor in the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, director of the Institute’s Center for Substance Abuse and professor of psychology in the College of Science at Virginia Tech, ...

VTCRI Professor Warren Bickel explores using memory training for addiction treatment

Feb. 1, 2011

People who are addicted to stimulants tend to choose instant gratification or a smaller but sooner reward over a future benefit, even if the future reward is greater. Reduced value ...