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Thursday, December 7, 2006

Leslie W. Taylor, 501-686-8998
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Jerri Jackson, 501-686-8149
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LITTLE ROCK – Warren Bickel, a recognized expert in addiction research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), recently was named Researcher of the Year by the Arkansas Psychological Association (ArPA).


Bickel, professor and the Wilbur D. Mills Chair of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Prevention for the Department of Psychiatry in the UAMS College of Medicine, was cited for his research into the underlying behavioral processes of drug dependence in humans and finding novel, cost-effective ways to deliver treatment. He received the award during the association’s Fall Convention on Oct. 26.


Bickel is director of the UAMS Center for Addiction Research, where researchers are seeking to break the cycle of addiction to tobacco and illegal drugs. In one project, a computer-based program is extending the reach of addiction treatment after Bickel found it worked as well as regular meetings with a substance abuse counselor.


Founded in 1949, ArPA is a non-for-profit, professional, statewide organization whose purpose is to advance psychology as a science, a profession and a means of promoting human welfare.


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,430 students and 715 medical residents. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 9,400 employees, including nearly 1,000 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $4.5 billion a year. For more information, visit www.uams.edu.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a northwest Arkansas regional campus; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 3,021 students, 789 medical residents and two dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians and other professionals who provide care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS regional centers throughout the state. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.


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