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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: 
Rindflesch TC, Blake CL, Fiszman M, Kilicoglu H, Rosemblat G, Schneider J, Zeiss CJ. Informatics Support for Basic Research in Biomedicine. ILAR J. 2017 Jul 1;58(1):80-89. doi: 10.1093/ilar/ilx004.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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