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Samuel Maynard, Montgomery Blair High School, Receives Award for work at LHNCBC
Mr. Samuel (Sam) Maynard received “First Place Computer Science” for his Senior Research Project work with Dr. Dina Demner-Fushman of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) on February 27, 2014. Judging for this 2014 Magnet Science Research Award was by a panel from the Washington Academy of Sciences. Mr. Maynard is a senior at the Montgomery Blair High School Math, Science, Computer Science Magnet Program in Silver Spring, Maryland. Mr. Maynard’s work is entitled “Developing Supervised Machine Learning Methods for the extraction of Maternal History Data from Neonatal Clinical Notes” and was accomplished during the summer of 2013 when he worked at the NLM’s Communications Engineering Branch. The purpose of this research is to investigate machine learning (ML) methods for extraction of maternal prenatal history from newborn notes. This ML approach extended previous knowledge-based approach by Dr. Demner-Fushman, Dr. Swapna Abhyankar, pediatrician, and Samantha Tate, a pre-medical student.
Photo below: Mr. Maynard with his poster “Developing Supervised Machine Learning Methods for the extraction of Maternal History Data from Neonatal Clinical Notes” at the MBHS Research Convention and Poster Session February 27, 2014.