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Bio - Jorge Rodriguez-Fernandez

    • Clinical Informatics Fellowship. The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Illinois. (2020-2022)
    • Neurology Residency. The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Illinois. (2016-2020)
    • Assistant Research Scientist. Columbia University-New York State Psychiatric Institute. New York, New York. (2013-2016)
    • Postgraduate Associate. Yale University School of Medicine. New Haven, Connecticut. (2012-2013)
    • Research Assistant. SUNY Downstate-Columbia University. New York, New York. (2011-2012)
    • Medical Doctor. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá DC, Colombia. (2005-2011)
  • Data Science; Machine learning; Clinical Informatics; Documentation Burden; Epidemiology; Predictive modeling/Machine learning; Clinical Decision Support; Technology and Innovation; Quality Improvement.

  • Headache, migraine, telemedicine, cognitive decline

    • 2022. Pyrros A*, Rodríguez, J.M.*, Borstelmann S,… Galanter W.  Validation of a deep learning, value-based care model to predict mortality and comorbidities from chest radiographs in COVID-19. PLOS Digital Health 1(8): e0000057. *Denotes equal contribution
    • 2022. Pishgar M, Harford S, Theis J, Galanter W, Rodríguez, J.M. …, Darabi H. A process mining-deep learning approach to predict survival in a cohort of hospitalized COVID‐19 patients. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 22, 194 (2022).
    • 2022. Pyrros A*, Rodríguez, J.M.*, Borstelmann S, Gichoya J, Horowitz J,… Galanter W. Detecting Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities using Deep Learning from Frontal Chest  Radiography. J Am Coll Radiol. 2022 Jan;19(1 Pt B):184-191. *Denotes equal contribution
    • 2021. Rodríguez, J.M., Danies E, Hoertel N, Galanter W, Saner H, Franco O. Telemedicine Readiness across Medical Conditions in a US National Representative Sample of Older Adults. Journal of Applied Gerontology. J Appl Gerontol. 2021 Dec 2;7334648211056231
    • 2021. Galanter W, Rodríguez J.M., Chow K, Harford S, Kochendorfer KM, Pishgar M, Theis J, Zulueta J, Darabi H. Predicting clinical outcomes among hospitalized COVID-19 patients using both local and published models. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 21(1):1-8.
    • 2017. Rodríguez, J.M., Danies E, Chen W. Cognitive Decline, Body Mass Index and Waist Circumference in Community-dwelling Elderly Participants: Results from a Nationally Representative Sample. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology. 30(2):67-76
    • 2015. Blanco C, Iza M, Rodríguez, J.M., …& Olfson, M. Probability and predictors of treatment-seeking for substance use disorders in the US. Drug and alcohol dependence. 149,136-144.
    • 2012. Rodríguez, J.M., García M, Franco P. Neurobiology of stress. Its effect in the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-adrenal axis function and memory. Universitas Médica, 54(4), 472-494. 
  • 2022 - The UIC Scholarly Award. Exemplary participation in scientific projects within national and international academic societies.

    2022 - The UIC Gutenberg Award.

    2021 - AANEM Residency and Fellowship Abstract Award. “An Atypical Presentation of Post-Partum Onset Myasthenia Gravis”. Aurora, Colorado.

    2019 - The UIC Resident teacher of the year. Excellence in teaching medical students.

    2009-2011 - Scholarship for Medical students – OCMAES Group. Half tuition scholarship. GPA average over 4/5.

    2007 - Teaching and mentoring excellence as an Anatomy tutor in the Morphology Course- Anatomy.

    2007 - Academic excellence in the Pathology course.

    2007 - Third Place, article category in the Medical School Newspaper contest.

    2006 - Best GPA Average. Award to the best Medical student.

    2006 - Academic excellence in the Structure and Function I course – Anatomy, Histology, Physiology classes.

    2006 - Academic excellence in the Metabolic Biochemistry course.

    2006 - Academic excellence in the Structure and Function II course – Neuroanatomy, Embryology classes.

    2005 - Academic excellence in the Morphology course – Histology, Anatomy classes.

    2005 - Third best Grade Average in the Pre-Med Program. (99th percentile of class). Awarded Preferential Admission to Medical School.

  • 2020 - Member American Medical Informatics Association

    2016 - Member, American Academy of Neurology