Atam Dhawan

Dr. Dhawan is Distinguished Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Executive Director of Undergraduate Research and Innovation, and Vice Provost for Research and Development at NJIT. He has published over 215 research papers and book chapters. He has also authored and co-authored several books in medical imaging, and image analysis. He is a recipient of numerous awards including Martin Epstein Award (1984), NIH FIRST Award (1988), Sigma-Xi Young Investigator Award (1992), IEEE EMBS Early Career Achievement Award (1995), Doermann Distinguished Lecture Award (1999) and EMBS Distinguished Lecturer award (2012-2013). He is an IEEE Fellow and Co-Editor-In-Chief of the IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine. He was the Conference Chair of the IEEE 28th International Conference of Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, New York in 2006, He served as the Conference Chair of IEEE International Conference on Point-of-Care Healthcare Technologies in 2013. Dr. Dhawan has chaired numerous NIH special emphasis and review panels including the NIH Chartered Study Section on Biomedical Computing and Health Informatics (2008-11). His research interests lie in medical imaging, medical image analysis, point-of-care technologies, pattern recognition and computer-aided-diagnosis.

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JTEHM, Editorial Blog
Autism Management
In the 10th year of the surveillance program operated by the CDC, it was reported that about 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. This... Read more
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Collaborative Paradigm of Preventive, Personalized and Precision Medicine with Point-of-Care Technologies
This Article is Featured in the Special Issue NIH-IEEE POCT 2015 Recent advances in biosensors, medical instrumentation, and information processing and communication technologies (ICT) have enabled significant improvements in healthcare. However, these technologies have been mainly applied in clinical environments, such... Read more
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3-D Mammograms: What Does the Science Tell Us?
Screening mammography for breast cancer detection has been criticized for its high false positive rate. Recent advances in tomosynthesis provide 3-D breast images that bring another dimension to mammograms but with the drawback of additional radiation. This blog comments on a recently published... Read more
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A Healthier Tomorrow with Healthcare Innovations and Point-of-Care Technologies for All
Atam Dhawan, PhD, Conference Chair The IEEE EMBS Conference on Healthcare Innovations and Point-of-Care Technologies (HI-POCT) was held at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel, Seattle, Washington from October 8 through October 10, 2014. The conference included plenary and keynote sessions, contributed papers... Read more
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Current and Future Challenges in Point-of-Care Technologies: A Paradigm-Shift in Affordable Global Healthcare With Personalized and Preventive Medicine
This paper summarizes the panel discussion at the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Point-of-Care Healthcare Technology Conference (POCHT 2013) held in Bangalore India from Jan 16–18, 2013. Modern medicine has witnessed interdisciplinary technology innovations in healthcare with a continuous... Read more
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Report from NIH-IEEE 2015 Strategic Conference on Health Innovations and Point-Of-Care Technologies for Precision Medicine
Ubiquitous devices like smartphones and the Apple Watch hold so much promise to revolutionize healthcare – especially when it comes to the relationship between patient and clinician. But before the revolution can become reality, there are major barriers to overcome. An... Read more