CBHDS Director, Dr. Alexandra Hanlon and Dr. Azziza (Kemi) Bankole, Associate Professor in the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine were granted one of three research awards from the Academy of Data Science Discovery Fund for the 2022-23 academic year to support data analyses from the third phase of a study seeking to identify agitation in people 50 or older with dementia using a system called the Behavioral and Environmental Sensing and Intervention for Dementia Caregiver Empowerment (BESI). BESI is a system of body-worn and in-home sensors designed to be an unobtrusive, real-time platform that helps caregivers predict dementia-related agitation and implement timely behavioral interventions. For more information about other recepients of this research award, please read the full VTx News article.