Warren Bickel recognized as Scholar of the Week

Warren K. Bickel, Ph.D.

Warren K. Bickel, Ph.D.

Warren Bickel, a professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was recognized as Scholar of the Week on the Virginia Tech research website on May 14, 2012. The Office of the Vice President for Research gives the honor to Virginia Tech faculty members who are doing outstanding work in their fields. The goal of the program is to recognize individuals while also telling people about research and scholarly activities at the university.

Bickel was recognized for his research into helping addicts learn to value future rewards more than the immediate gratifications of their substance of choice. The award also notes his role as director of the Addiction Recovery Research Center, where Bickel examines decision-making processes in the brain that support dysfunctional decision-making, including addiction, and seeks novel therapeutic means to repair those processes.