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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: 
Workman TE, Fiszman M, Rindflesch TC, Nahl D. Framing Serendipitous Information Seeking Behavior for Facilitating Literature-Based Discovery: A Proposed Model. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 2013, in press.
Zhang, H, Fiszman M, Shin D, Wilkowski B, Rindflesch TC. Clustering cliques for graph-based summarization of the biomedical research literature. BMC Bioinformatics 14:182.
Kilicoglu H, Shin D, Fiszman M, Rosemblat G, Rindflesch TC. SemMedDB: a PubMed-scale repository of biomedical semantic predications. Bioinformatics. 2012 Dec 1;28(23):3158-60. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/bts591. Epub 2012 Oct 8.
Rindflesch TC, Fiszman M, Kilicoglu H, Rosemblat G, Shin D, Cairelli M, Chen G, Miller CM, Workman E. Semantic Knowledge Representation Project: Advanced Information Management for Biomedical Research September 2012 Technical Report to the LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors.
Workman TE, Fiszman M, Hurdle JF. Text summarization as a decision support aid. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2012 May 23;12:41. doi: 10.1186/1472-6947-12-41.
Miller CM, Rindflesch TC, Fiszman M, Hristovski D, Shin D, Rosemblat G, Zhang H, Strohl KP. A closed literature-based discovery technique finds a mechanistic link between hypogonadism and diminished sleep quality in aging men. Sleep. 2012 Feb 1;35(2):279-85. doi: 10.5665/sleep.1640.
Kilicoglu H, Rosemblat G, Fiszman M, Rindflesch TC. Constructing a semantic predication gold standard from the biomedical literature. BMC Bioinformatics. 2011 Dec 20;12:486. doi: 10.1186/1471-2105-12-486.
Zhang H, Fiszman M, Shin D, Miller CM, Rosemblat G, Rindflesch TC. Degree centrality for semantic abstraction summarization of therapeutic studies. J Biomed Inform. 2011 Oct;44(5):830-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2011.05.001. Epub 2011 May 8.
Rindflesch TC, Kilicoglu H, Fiszman M, Rosemblat G, Shin D. Semantic MEDLINE: An advanced information management application for biomedicine. Information Services and Use, 2011, 31(1): 15-21.
Wilkowski B, Fiszman M, Miller CM, Hristovski D, Arabandi S, Rosemblat G, Rindflesch TC. Graph-based methods for discovery browsing with semantic predications. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2011;2011:1514-23. Epub 2011 Oct 22.

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