New Research Letter – Rapid Supportive Response to a Traumatic “Zoombombing” During the COVID-19 Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of us are working remotely and using videoconferencing for teaching, research, and collaboration. Embracing novel technology rapidly at this scale leads to security risks. With the rise of videoconferencing, virtual intruders have been interrupting meetings to display offensive audiovisual content. In April 2020, the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt…

New Grant – Improving Understanding of Genetic and Clinical Risk of Suicidality with Natural Language Processing and Probabilistic Phenotyping

We are delighted to announce a new R01 from the NIMH to the lab of my co-Principal Investigator, Dr. Douglas Ruderfer, and my lab to fund research into better understanding clinical and genetic factors of risk of suicidal ideation (suicidal thoughts) and suicide attempts. We partner with Dr. Adi Bejan at Vanderbilt, an expert in…