Nabil Adam

Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University

About Nabil

Nabil Adam is a highly distinguished Professor of Medicine and Computer & Information Systems at Rutgers University. He specializes in cybersecurity, machine learning, healthcare technology, and clinical/healthcare informatics. Dr. Adam is one of the most accomplished professionals in these industries, which has earned him over six prestigious awards, some multiple times. Throughout his career, Nabil wrote prolifically and has written over 200 publications and 11 books. Not only is he a successful professor but Nabil mentors Ph.D. students, speaks at conferences on a variety of subjects both nationally and internationally, holds chairman and vice-chairman positions on over 20 boards, and has founded/co-founded nine initiatives for Rutgers University and various award-winning organizations. Nabil holds a B.S. in Engineering from Cairo University, two Master’s degrees, and a Ph.D. in Engineering from Columbia University.

For the past 43 years, Nabil Adam has held a faculty position at Rutgers University and recently established himself as an integral faculty member at the New Jersey Medical School, where he teaches Medicine. Nabil strives to assist his students in their academic success as much as possible and has mentored over 20 Ph.D. students with their theses and research. Dr. Adam has not confined his teaching prowess to the United States. Instead, he undertook visiting professorships in the Netherlands as well.

A passionate researcher in his field, Nabil Adam was awarded in a grant in early 2023 for him and his team to continue their research on “Racial Disparities in Cancer Therapy-Induced Adverse Events.” This project is in collaboration with Dr. Robert Wieder, a Professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Nabil and his entire team are excited to have received this grant from Amazon Web Services in order to continue their diligent research.

Outside of his teaching duties, Nabil spent over five years with the Department of Homeland Security, where he was assigned to the Science & Technology Directorate. He was responsible for mentoring scientists, engineers, and program managers, while simultaneously managing “Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis” and leading the “Cyber-physical Systems Security” and “Unified Incident Command Decision Support” initiatives. Additionally, Nabil was assigned to the position of Program Chair for a variety of related committees and workshops including Modeling, Simulation, & Analysis for Homeland Security, Emergency Management: Incident, Resource, & Supply Chain Management workshop, and Future Directions in Cyber-physical Systems Security to name only a few.

Several years prior, Nabil Adam worked as a Research Fellow for the NASA Center of Excellence in Space Data and Information Sciences. This program was created to bring leading computer scientists together to collaborate and conduct research applicable to space and earth sciences; Nabil was one of the chosen few and took part in several initiatives including the Management of the Largest Unclassified Archive in the World, Data Warehousing/Mining of Earth Observing System Data & Information Systems and Geodata Modeling and Query in GIS. Dr. Adam also participated in the commercialization of Linux/Red Hate software and served as a member of the scientific and management team whose purpose was to establish a commercial sector for the Universities’ Space Research Association.

Each year, Nabil Adam is invited as a keynote speaker to a wide variety of talks and conferences around the globe. To date, Nabil has given over 50 talks on topics in which he specializes, such as Next Generation Information Technologies and Systems, Informational Technology Applications in Biomedicine, Cyber Security Challenges around the World, and spoke at the International Conference on Higher Education.

It comes as no surprise that Dr. Adam is an award-winning professional. He has earned over 22 awards and recognitions throughout his career including the IEEE 2012 Research Achievement & Leadership Award in Intelligence and Security Informatics, the FASIP Award an astounding 15 times, and the Dean Horace DePodwin Research Award. Nabil is the co-founder of a handful of initiatives that have positively impacted the world at large, including the Rutgers Institute for Data Science, Learning & Applications, Regional Drinking Water Safety and Security Consortium, Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute, and the IEEE Computer Society Task Force on Digital Libraries. Nabil also established the Science Summer Camp as an offshoot of a Rutgers University program to provide training to teachers and education to inner-city students ranging from elementary to high school level youths.

  • IEEE 2012 Research Achievement and Leadership Award in Intelligence and Security Informatics
  • Honorable Mention for the 2010 Under-Secretary’s Award for Science and Technology, US Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate
  • Elected as a distinguished speaker (on Digital Libraries/Electronic Commerce) in the IEEE Computer Society’s Distinguished Visitors Program (DVP)
Changes Coming to Healthcare in 2023

Changes Coming to Healthcare in 2023

The complexity of the healthcare industry’s digital transformation and professional development programs will increase in 2023. But, as the year progresses, the patterns and paths toward addressing these issues will become more apparent.

Extending the Clinical Revolution Beyond the Office

The changes that will affect the healthcare industry in 2023 will have a significant impact on the way the clinical side of the healthcare system is structured.

Pharmacies taking on more responsibilities

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, various roles within the pharmacy industry were expanded. Pharmacists played a vital role in supporting the education of patients and ensuring the availability of non-routine medicine in hospitals. They also provided mass immunization and gained widespread visibility in the dispensing of medications.

According to Annie Lambert, a clinical program manager, the roles of pharmacy technicians and pharmacists will continue to expand. They will also become more involved in providing direct patient care.

Greg Samos, the President and CEO of clinical effectiveness, believes that the technology will allow organizations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations.

The public health emergency and the loosening of regulations during the pandemic will significantly influence how the industry is structured.

Next Level Telehealth

The rapid emergence and growth of the telehealth and telemedicine market have generated a lot of attention. However, the technology’s potential to transform the healthcare industry must be accompanied by accurate and evidence-based data availability.

Due to the increasing number of questions about the quality of virtual care and the decision-making process, the development of evidence-based solutions has become a vital component of the healthcare industry’s efforts to improve the efficiency of its operations. 

As the public and private sectors continue to fund telehealth studies, more research will be conducted on various aspects of the technology. These include the effectiveness of remote teams, the difference between addressing access issues and using telehealth as a choice, and the quality of virtual care.

According to Yaw Fellin, the Vice President of Product and Solutions of clinical effectiveness, the organization’s priority in 2023 will be to establish a framework that will allow stakeholders, such as patients, providers, and tech developers, to align themselves with the latest standards in virtual care.

More Personalized Patient Communication

In addition to the coordination between the various technology players, the providers will also need to be aware of the increasing demand for personalized digital content. Developing this content will allow patients to make informed decisions regarding their health.

In 2023, the healthcare industry will invest in developing more inclusive and personalized educational content. This type of content will be able to reflect the diverse backgrounds of patients.

Ways to Better Support Cancer Patients

Ways to Better Support Cancer Patients

Although caregivers and cancer patients prioritize different aspects of their treatment, providers should still address these issues to enhance their patients’ experience.

A study that analyzed the various aspects of cancer treatment identified areas of concern for patients and caregivers. The researchers created a list of the concerns of cancer patients and caregivers. Among the issues was a lack of awareness about the impact of cancer on the mental health of patients and their families.

The researchers categorized the various aspects of cancer treatment into five categories. They identified the emotional, spiritual, physical, informational, and social aspects of the treatment that were most important to the patients and their caregivers.

The survey results revealed that the main concerns of cancer patients were fear, pain, and dread. The list of concerns of the caregivers included various terms such as anger, frustration, and sadness. On the other hand, the physical aspects of cancer treatment were less notable to the patients and their caregivers.

The study’s findings revealed that the primary concerns of cancer patients and their caregivers were not exclusively about the needs of the patients. They also identified the various social and emotional needs of the patients.

The study noted that the varying priorities of cancer patients and their caregivers could affect the quality of care they receive. Various aspects of cancer treatment must be considered in developing comprehensive care plans.

Family caregivers play a vital role in providing care for patients. It is, therefore, important that healthcare organizations consider their concerns when it comes to the discharge process.

Family caregivers can help reduce the financial burden on cancer patients by providing at-home care for free. This type of care can significantly help patients and their families.

Unfortunately, despite the family caregivers’ importance, many are not receiving the proper support during the discharge process.

A survey conducted by Lincoln Financial Group revealed that about 70% of the respondents believe they lack the necessary skills and experience to provide the best possible care for their cancer patients. The survey also revealed that many caregivers did not anticipate the intense responsibility they would have to perform during the care process.

Due to the demands placed on them, many caregivers need to receive greater support. Healthcare organizations must provide the necessary resources to help provide the best possible care for patients.

How to Stand Out in the Healthcare Industry

How to Stand Out in the Healthcare Industry

There are many rewarding careers in the healthcare industry, and it’s also very competitive. This is especially true if you’re applying for positions that have a limited number of barriers to entry. With some jobs in the industry replaced by robots, you must find a job that’s both a great fit and shows your worth to the employer.

You’ll need to find ways to stand out from the crowd to increase your chances of landing a job in this industry. First, you need to find a great position that fits you well, and second, you must present yourself effectively during an interview.

Find The Right Fit

One of the most effective ways to increase your chances of landing a job in the healthcare industry is by using niche sites such as Career Vitals. These sites focus on healthcare-specific positions.

Find a job that fits your personality, skills, and experience, so you stand out from the other applicants. The healthcare industry only advertises some of its positions on some job boards, and most recruitment occurs on niche sites instead of more general ones.

Besides using niche sites, you should also check job boards and provider websites for relevant postings. For instance, if you’re planning on working at a particular hospital, make sure that you keep an eye on its employment opportunities page.

First Impressions Matter

After you find the ideal position, you’ll need to create a great cover letter and resume to show off your skills and experience. Besides being professional, your cover letter and resume should also help you stand out.

Organize your resume to show off your experience and skills relevant to the position you’re applying for. In addition to highlighting your qualifications, the cover letter should include other pertinent information, such as your educational background and volunteer activities. Format your resume so that it’s clean and easy to read, and be sure to include your email address and identify your credentials. 

Plan Your Interview

Before your scheduled interview, make sure that you practice what you’ll say during the interview. For instance, while talking about your skills and experience, make sure that you highlight the ones that are most relevant to the company.

In addition to highlighting your qualifications, you should also discuss how you’re aware of the current issue, such as cyber breaches in the healthcare industry.

During the interview, highlight the research about which you’re most passionate. Even if your studies don’t directly relate to the position you’ll be interviewing for, your dedication to the field shows that you’re genuinely interested in learning more about healthcare. 

Follow Up

After completing your interview, send a thank-you note to the people involved in the process. In addition to thanking them for their time, you should also note your interest in the position.

Many people fail to follow up after an interview, which can negatively affect your chances of landing the job. Taking a few minutes to do so can help you stand out from the crowd.