PROFESSOR AIMS TO ELEVATE DUT’S CLINICAL TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT
By: Nqobile Msomi and Menelisi Ndwandwe
Professor Jamila K. Adam, delivered an inaugural lecture to academics at the Durban University of Technology’s (DUT) Ritson Campus on Wednesday.
Adams is said to be one of 17 woman professors in South Africa.
The lecture focused on her previous and current projects that she is working on such as The efficacy of Strannick Vital Scanning as compared to Convention Diagnosis.
Vice Chancellor and Principal at DUT, Professor Ahmed Bawa, praised the idea of inaugural lectures.
“They are central to the academic life of a university and to the relationship of the university to society,” said Professor Bawa. “All universities in the world hold similar events.”
He added that most importantly, the inaugural lecture contributes to the development of a broad-based intellectual culture in society, and Professor Adam does these things.
Adam said that she was grateful for the support her family had given her especially her late mother.
Her career started in 1974 at the then University of Durban-Westville and she has since received 18 research awards and written one book.
“I have worked with a number of students at masters and doctorate level; I have been guiding them on their research papers. I want to put DUT’s clinical technology on greater heights. We
need to be number one is the country,” said Adam.
Director of Research and Graduate Support, Professor Sibusiso Moyo said, “It is fitting that this inaugural lecture takes place during August- as we celebrate women and their
achievements despite all odds.”
Moyo added that Adam has been recognized for her research work and publications as a recipient of the University Research Award.
Adam’s research expertise in clinical technology includes cardiovascular perfusion, nephrology, nephrology, neurophysiology, cardiology, pulmonology, critical care and
Dr Rakesh Mohanlall, doctor of technology- cardiovascular perfusion, is currently working with Adam on her latest research project and described Adam as a “dissemination of
education to empower the nation”.