Tim Kennell Jr.

MD/PhD Student

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Date: 10 June 2020

Timothy Kennell Jr.

306 Oxmoor Place
Birmingham, AL 35211

Personal Information:

Name:
Timothy Irving Kennell Jr.
Citizenship:
Unites States of America
Home Address:
306 Oxmoor Place
Birmingham, AL 35294
Phone:
205-996-0747

Rank / Title:

MD/PhD Student
Department:
Informatics Institute
Business Address:
Tinsley Harrison Towers 142
1900 University Blvd
Birmingham, Alabama 35233

Education:

Year/Month
Degree
Institution
2021/05 (anticipated)
M.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
2019/06
Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
2013/05
B.S.
University of North Georgia

Leadership

2018 – 2019
Technology Committee Co-Chair, American Physician Scientists Association (National Chapter). Co-lead the implementation of several satellite websites and advised the team on the continual maintenance of the organzation's technological infrastructure.
2016 – 2018
Technology Committee Chair, American Physician Scientists Association (National Chapter). Oversaw and guided the development and maintenance of the organization's online presence. Lead the improvement of several online databases containing information on MSTP and residency programs.
2015 – 2018
Equal Access Birmingham Executive IT Officer, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Coordinated the implementation of a patient sign in system for the free, student-run clinic yielding improved patient care. Continued longitudinal transitions between future IT officers while leading the management current and future systems.
2015 – 2016
Technology Committee Vice Chair, American Physician Scientists Association (National Chapter). Lead the design and implementation of a new website for the organization's annual meeting.
2014 – 2015
Equal Access Birmingham IT Officer, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Lead the development and deployment of a volunteer system for the student-run, free clinic resulting in a streamlined sign up process for medical student volunteer positions.
2011 – 2013
Science Olympiad Event Administrator, University of North Georgia. Assembled and lead a different team each year to prepare, setup, and host a high school educational event.

Major Research Interests:

I am interested in the design, development, and implementation of clinical descision support systems (CDSSs) in the electronic health record (EHR) in order increase the efficiency of clinical workflow. My interest specifically focuses on the use of data modeling, machine learning, and artificial intelligence in these systems. Currently, my research is aimed at decreasing alert load in the EHR by suppressing unnecessary alerts.

Research:

2018 – present
Principal Investigator, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Designed a project focused on analyzing electronic health record alerts for clinical characteristics that would predict unnecessary alert events using machine learning models, including logistic regression, support vector machines, and random forests.
2017 – 2019
Principal Investigator, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Investigated the use of the early warning score as a mechanism for predicting ineffective alert events displayed to providers using a retrospective statistical analysis with logistic regression and general estimating equations.
2016 – 2019
Submission reviewer, American Medical Informatics Association. Reviewed abstracts, presentations, and research articles for a top-tier informatics conference.
2016 – 2017
Principal Investigator, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Determined some of the largest barriers to clinical research informaticians' use of Electronic Health Record data through a literature survey.
2014 – 2016
Research Assistant, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Investigated the effectiveness of a flipped classroom design combined with hands-on assignments in teaching introductory informatics concepts to medical students, research students, and faculty. This process resulted in several student presenting class projects at top-ranked informatics conferences.
2009 – 2012
Student Researcher, University of North Georgia. Discovered the ability of smoke to induce dormancy in venus flytrap seeds which grown in brush-fire-prone areas. This behavior likely protects seeds until suitable germination conditions return.

Teaching:

2014 – 2015
Teaching Assistant, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Guided students through hands-on class assignments for an introductory informatics course for medical students, research students, and faculty titled STP2146: This Is Your Brain; THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON INFORMATICS.
2010 – 2013
Tutor, University of North Georgia. Clarified complex genetics concepts during both individual and group tutoring sessions
2009 – 2013
Genetics Teaching Assistant, University of North Georgia. Prepared experiments for students to conduct and explained the genetics background concepts during laboratory time
2009 – 2013
Teaching Assistant, University of North Georgia. Explained background concepts and experiment procedures during introductory biology and chemistry courses

Professional Societies:

2015 – Present
American Medical Informatics Association
2014 – Present
Association for Pathology Informatics
2015 – 2019
American Physician Scientists Association
2014 – 2016
Society of Student-Run Free Clinics

Honors and Awards

2012
Academic Performance Resolution. An award given to only 30 undergraduates in Georgia annually in recognition of academic performance and growth that is signed and read before both the Georgia Senate and Hour of Representatives.

Hobbies

Bibliography

Manuscripts:
  1. Kennell Jr., T., & Cimino, J. (2019). A Potential Answer to the Alert Override Riddle: Using Patient Attributes to Predict False Positive Alerts. AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings, 2019. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7153062/ (PMID: 32308847)
  2. Dussaq, A. M., Kennell Jr., T. I., Eustace, N. J., Anderson, J. C., Almeida, J. S., & Willey, C. D. (2018). Kinomics toolbox—A web platform for analysis and viewing of kinomic peptide array data. PLOS ONE, 13(8), e0202139. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0202139 (PMID: 30130366)
  3. Kennell Jr., T. I., Willig, J. H., & Cimino, J. J. (2017). Clinical Informatics Researcher’s Desiderata for the Data Content of the Next Generation Electronic Health Record. Applied Clinical Informatics, 8(4), 1159–1172. https://www.thieme-connect.com/DOI/DOI?10.4338/ACI-2017-06-R-0101 (PMID: 29270955)
  4. Bryan, A. W., Staley, E. M., Kennell, T., Feldman, A. Z., Williams, L. A., & Pham, H. P. (2017). Plasma Transfusion Demystified: A Review of the Key Factors Influencing the Response to Plasma Transfusion. Laboratory Medicine, 48(2), 108–112. https://doi.org/10.1093/labmed/lmx027 (PMID: 28444398)
  5. Kennell Jr., T., Dempsey, D. M., & Cimino, J. J. (2016). i3b3: Infobuttons for i2b2 as a Mechanism for Investigating the Information Needs of Clinical Researchers. AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings, 2016, 696–704. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5333310/ (PMID: 28269866)
  6. Kennell Jr., T., Robertson, C., & Bodri, M. (2014). A REVERSIBLE SMOKE-INDUCED SECONDARY DORMANCY IN VENUS FLYTRAP (DIONAEA MUSCIPULA) SEED. Carnivorous Plant Newsletter: Journal of the International Carnivorous Plant Society, 43(3), 82–92. http://www.carnivorousplants.org/cpn/articles/CPNv43n3p82_92.pdf
Published Abstracts:
  1. Haywood, N., Herrera, N., Ramadan, O., Sung, J., Kennell Jr., T., & Park, S. (2015, February). MOM to the Rescue: Development of a Web Based Medical Office Manager. Presented at the Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA.
  2. Kennell Jr., T., Laufer, V., Lorenz, R., & Park, S. (2014, September). This Is Your Brain On Informatics: A Total-Immersion Data Sciences Course for the Next Generation of Informaticists. Presented at the Dale J. Benos Medical Student Research Day, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA.
  3. Kennell Jr., T., & Ponnazhagan, S. (2013, October). A Novel Approach to Targeted Gene Therapy. Presented at the Southeastern Medical Scientists Symposium, Birmingham, AL, USA.
  4. Kennell Jr., T., & Ponnazhagan, S. (2013, October). A Novel Approach to Targeted Gene Therapy. Presented at the Dale J. Benos Medical Student Research Day, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA.
Oral Presentations:

Scientific papers presented at national and international meetings

  1. Park, S., Kennell Jr., T., & Lorenz, R. (2015, May). One Year of Fried Brains: Informatics as a Driver of Cultural Change at an NIH Medical Scientists Training Program (MSTP). Presented at the Pathology Informatics Summit, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. http://www.jpathinformatics.org/text.asp?2015/6/1/24/157992
  2. Kennell Jr., T., Ramadan, O., Herrera, L. N., Haywood, N., Sung, J., Lorenz, R., & Park, S. (2015, May). Independent, Student-Led Software Engineering at a Free Medical Student-Run Clinic: Pathology Informatics Leads the Way. Presented at the Pathology Informatics Summit, Pittsburgh, PA, USA http://www.jpathinformatics.org/text.asp?2015/6/1/24/157992
  3. Kennell Jr., T., Laufer, V., Lorenz, R., & Park, S. (2014, May). This Is Your Brain on Informatics: A Total-Immersion Data Sciences Course for the Next Generation of Informaticists. Presented at the Pathology Informatics Summit, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. http://www.jpathinformatics.org/text.asp?2014/5/1/20/137080
  4. Kennell Jr., T., Taylor, K., Borak, S., Bell, W., Ponce-Rodriguez, I., Awtrey, T., & Park, S. (2014, May). TelePath: Commodity Telepathology for the Web 2.0 Age. Presented at the Pathology Informatics Summit, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. http://www.jpathinformatics.org/text.asp?2014/5/1/20/137080

Scientific papers presented at local and regional meetings

  1. Kennell Jr., T., & Bodri, M. (2011, April). A reversible smoke-induced secondary dormancy in venus flytrap (dionaea muscipula) seed. Presented at the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Huntsville, AL, USA.
  2. Kennell Jr., T., Robertson, C., & Bodri, M. (2011, March). A REVERSIBLE SMOKE-INDUCED SECONDARY DORMANCY IN VENUS FLYTRAP (DIONAEA MUSCIPULA) SEED. Presented at the Georgia Academy of Science, Gainseville, GA, USA.