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Melissa Saul is a Clinical Data Scientist in the Department of Medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. She began her tenure at the University in 1990 as one of the initial developers of the Medical Archival System (MARS), one of the first electronic health record systems in the country. Since that time, she has collaborated with hundreds of investigators in the Schools of the Health Sciences in using electronic health record data for clinical and translational research projects. Saul is also a developer of De-ID, a software product which de-identifies clinical narrative reports to enable use of the documents in clinical research. This technology is licensed by the University of Pittsburgh to De-ID Data Corp, LLC and is widely used in a variety of commercial and institutional settings.