Please join the next APS Connects meeting on Wednesday, October 28 at 2:00 pm EasternAPS Connects – Journal Club paper:  “Does episodic future thinking repair immediacy bias at home and in the laboratory in patients with prediabetes?”  Published in the Sept 2020 issue of Psychosomatic Medicine.  APS members can read the article in the latest issue of the Journal, either in your paper copy or on the Journal website.

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Presenters:  Drs. Warren Bickel and Len Epstein


Warren K. Bickel, Ph.D. is an accomplished scholar and researcher in addiction and health behavior research. He received his Ph.D. in developmental and child psychology from the University of Kansas and completed post-doctoral training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  He has led research programs at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the University of Vermont, and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Bickel currently leads NIH-funded research programs at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the 2016 Nathan B. Eddy Award for Outstanding Research. Dr. Bickel has co-edited five books and published over 450 papers and chapters. His work is frequently cited and receives national and international recognition.



Leonard H. Epstein, Ph.D. is SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics at the University of Buffalo, and the Chief of the Division of Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Epstein’s research interests focus on health behavior change and determinants of eating, physical activity and drug self-administration.  Dr. Epstein is an internationally recognized authority in the fields of childhood overweight, physical activity, weight control and family intervention, with over 500 publications. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and an awardee of the American Psychological Association and the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior.  At the NIH, Dr. Epstein has chaired the Behavioral Medicine Study Section, and served on the Advisory Board for the Center for Scientific Research.