Jenni Blackford featured on the Vanderbilt Department of Psychiatry website.

Jacci Clauss, MD/PhD student, featured on the Vanderbilt School of Medicine website. 

Jacci Clauss, MD/PhD student, wins the Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar award. 

Adults with a high degree of social inhibition or “extreme shyness” that makes it difficult to form new relationships also exhibit an impaired ability to recognize faces, a new study suggests.

Face Recognition and Social Anxiety
Highlights a recent study mapping the neurocircuitry of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis, a region critically involved in both anxiety and addiction.Mapping Brain Circuitry
The 2014 issue of the Vanderbilt Medicine magazine highlighted childhood anxiety and featured our research on the neurobiology of anxiety vulnerability.A Storm Within
An article on Dr. Blackford's research was featured in the Summer 2012 issue of the Vanderbilt Medicine magazine.

Shyness Study Examines How Brain Adapts to Stimuli

In March 2012, the Blackford Lab's research on shyness was covered by in "Figuring Out the Shy Brain".

Research News at Vanderbilt wrote a story on Dr. Blackford's research on Williams syndrome--a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by heightened non-social anxiety combined with hypersociability.
Focus of Fear in Williams syndrome
Dr. Blackford's research and recent receipt of a Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Mental Health was highlighted in the Summer 2008 issue of the Vanderbilt Medicine magazine. Vanderbilt Psychiatric Neuroimaging Program Vanderbilt Department of Psychiatry Vanderbilt University Medical Center