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Marcelo
Fiszman
,
MD, PhD
Research Scientist
Location: 
38A
/
B1N28J
Phone Number: (
301
827-4942
Expertise and Research Interests: 

Dr. Fiszman's primary research interest is natural language processing algorithms that exploit symbolic, rule-based techniques for semantic interpretation of biomedical text. He also is using extracted semantic information for automatic abstraction summarization and literature-based discovery. This work supports the development of NLM's Semantic MEDLINE, an innovative biomedical information management application that combines document retrieval, semantic interpretation, automatic summarization, and knowledge visualization into a single application.

Dr. Fiszman has an M.D. from the State University of Rio de Janeiro a Ph.D. in biomedical informatics from the University of Utah, and held a postdoctoral fellowship in biomedical informatics at NLM.

Professional Activities: 
  • 2013 – Scientific Program Committee, IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics
  • 2012 to the present – Awards Committee, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
  • 2012 to the present – Intern, Scientific Program Committee, Conference on Intelligent Biology and Medicine
  • 2012 – Scientific Program Committee, First International Workshop on the role of Semantic Web in Literature-Based Discovery
  • 2009 to the present – Scientific Program Committee, BioNLP, Association for Computational Linguistics
  • 2008 to the present – SIGBioMed (special interest group in BioNLP), Association for Computational Linguistics
  • 2007 to the present – Editorial Board of the journal Methods of Information in Medicine
  • 2006 to 2011 – Publications Committee, AMIA

Reviewer:

  • ACL BioNLP 2007 and 2008
  • AMIA – 2000 to the present
  • Information Processing & Management
  • Journal of Biomedical Informatics
  • Journal of Information Retrieval
  • Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
  • KR-MED-Ontologies in Biomedicine
  • MEDINFO – 2004 to the present

Lectureship:

  • 2011-2013 spring and fall courses in biomedical informatics at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and sponsored by NLM
Honors and Awards: 
  • 2012 Best Paper Award, 2nd IEEE Conference on Healthcare Informatics, Imaging, and Systems Biology
  • 2011 Elected Member of the American College of Medical Informatics
  • 2009 NLM Service Group Award, Semantic Knowledge Representation Project
  • 2008 Distinguished Paper Award Nomination, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
  • 2002 Bruce Houtchens Award in Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine, University of Utah
  • 2000 Homer Warner Award, AMIA
  • 2000 Distinguished Paper Award Nomination, AMIA
  • 2000 Second Prize, Student Paper Competition, AMIA
Publications/Tools by Marcelo Fiszman: 
Kilicoglu H, Rosemblat G, Fiszman M, Rindflesch TC. Sortal anaphora resolution to enhance relation extraction from biomedical literature. BMC Bioinformatics. 2016 Apr 14;17:163. doi: 10.1186/s12859-016-1009-6.
Workman TE, Fiszman M, Cairelli MJ, Nahl D, Rindflesch TC. Spark, an application based on Serendipitous Knowledge Discovery. J Biomed Inform. 2016 Apr;60:23-37. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2015.12.014. Epub 2015 Dec 28.
Morid MA, Fiszman M, Raja K, Jonnalagadda SR, Del Fiol G. Classification of clinically useful sentences in clinical evidence resources. J Biomed Inform. 2016 Apr;60:14-22. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2016.01.003. Epub 2016 Jan 13.
Kilicoglu H, Fiszman M, Roberts K, Demner-Fushman D. An Ensemble Method for Spelling Correction in Consumer Health Questions. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2015 Nov 5;2015:727-36. eCollection 2015.
Morid MA, Jonnalagadda S, Fiszman M, Raja K, Del Fiol G. Classification of Clinically Useful Sentences in MEDLINE. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2015 Nov 5;2015:2015-24. eCollection 2015.
Cairelli MJ, Fiszman M, Zhang H, Rindflesch TC. Networks of neuroinjury semantic predications to identify biomarkers for mild traumatic brain injury. J Biomed Semantics. 2015 May 18;6:25. doi: 10.1186/s13326-015-0022-4. eCollection 2015.
Mishra R, Bian J, Fiszman M, Weir CR, Mostafa J, Fiol GD. Text summarization in the biomedical domain: a systematic review of recent research. J Biomed Inform. 2014 Dec;52:457-67. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2014.06.009. Epub 2014 Jul 10.
Culbertson A, Fiszman M, Shin D, Rindflesch TC. Semantic processing to identify adverse drug event information from black box warnings. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2014 Nov 14;2014:442-8. eCollection 2014.
Roberts K, Kilicoglu H, Fiszman M, Demner-Fushman D. Automatically classifying question types for consumer health questions. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2014 Nov 14;2014:1018-27. eCollection 2014.
Zhang R, Cairelli MJ, Fiszman M, Kilicoglu H, Rindflesch TC, Pakhomov SV, Melton GB. Exploiting Literature-derived Knowledge and Semantics to Identify Potential Prostate Cancer Drugs. Cancer Inform. 2014 Oct 14;13(Suppl 1):103-11. doi: 10.4137/CIN.S13889. eCollection 2014.

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