Adham Abu Taha

Nature of Work
Directorof Lab.
Email Address
[email protected]


Dr. Adham Abu Taha was born in 1964. He earned a B.SC. in Medical Technology in 1986 from the Arab Colleges of Medical Professions in El-Bireh, Palestine. In 1989 he was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to get his Masters degree in Medical Laboratory sciences from the Northeastern University in Boston, USA. Dr. Abu Taha got his PhD in Pharmacology from Northeastern University in 2003. Dr. Abu Taha spent two years of postdoctoral research in cardiovascular targeting at the cardiovascular Targeting Center in Northeastern University in Boston. He joined AnNajah National University in 2005 to teach Pharmacology at the faculty of human Medicine. He is the chairman of the division of Pharmacology and Toxicology. 

University Courses tought:

Undergraduate courses

• Basic principles of Pharmacology

• Autonomic and Neuropharmacology

• Cardiovascular, endocrine pharmacology and Pharmacology of other systems

• Pharmacology for Healthcare workers

• Pharmacology Lab

• Medicinal Chemistry/ Pharmacology I, II, III, and IV

• Clinical Biochemistry • Medical Microbiology

• Hematology

• Infectious Diseases

• Genetics

• Biochemistry


Graduate course

• Infectious diseases and their treatment

• Cases in clinical biochemistry

• Pharmaceutical biotechnology

• Therapeutics

Research interests:

 • Medication adherence and satisfaction

• Assessment of pathogen frequency and antimicrobial resistance patterns

• Utilization And Cost Of Anti-Infectives

• Trafficking of α4β2 neuronal nicotinic receptors

• Medication dosing errors

• Early detection of acute myocardial infarction.

• Development of immunoassays.

• Drug delivery by means of liposomes.

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  • Original research Global research output in antimicrobial resistance among uropathogens: a bibliometric analysis (2002–2016)
  • Subject review Bibliometric Analysis of Worldwide Publications on Antimalarial Drug Resistance (2006–2015)
  • Original research Bibliometric analysis of worldwide scientific literature in mobile - health: 2006-2016.
  • Conference Paper Detection and identification of red cell alloantibodies in multiply transfused patients: a pilot study in Palestine.
    • 2017-03-15
    • Adham S. Abu Taha
  • Conference Paper Active surveillance for asymptomatic colonization with multidrug-resistant bacteria among transferred patients to An-Najah National University Hospital- One Year Evaluation
    • 2017-03-15
    • Adham S. Abu Taha
  • Original research Bibliometric analysis of worldwide publications on multi-, extensively, and totally drug – resistant tuberculosis (2006–2015)
  • Original research Bibliometric analysis of publications on Campylobacter:(2000–2015)
  • Original research Bibliometric analysis of medicine-related publications on poverty (2005–2015)
  • Original research Bibliometric analysis of global scientific research on carbapenem resistance (1986–2015)
  • Original research Public Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding the Use of Antibiotics and Resistance: Findings from a Cross-Sectional Study Among Palestinian Adults
  • Original research Parental knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding antibiotic use for acute upper respiratory tract infections in children: a cross-sectional study in Palestine.
  • Original research Assessment of Research Productivity of Arab Countries in the Field of Infectious Diseases using Web of Science Database
  • Original research The Life Style Parameters of Schizophrenic Clients In Palestine
  • Original research Detection of NDM-2-producing Acinetobacter baumannii and VIM-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Palestine
  • Original research Beliefs about Medicines and Self-Reported Adherence among Patients With Chronic Illness: a Study in Palestine
  • Original research Bioactivity of Viscum album extracts from Olive and Almond host plants in Palestine
  • Original research Utilization and cost of antibacterial drugs in 2 general surgery units in Palestine measured using anatomical therapeutic chemical classification and defined daily dose methodology.
  • Original research Blood Lead Level Among Palestinian Schoolchildren: A Pilot Study
  • Original research Synthesis and Antibacterial Activity of Novel Curcumin Derivatives Containing Heterocyclic Moiety
  • Original research Antipsychotic Medication Adherence and Satisfaction Among Palestinian People with Schizophrenia
  • Original research Dispensing Practices, Attitudes and Knowledge of Pharmacists towards Herbal Products in Palestine
  • Original research Medical and Biomedical Research Productivity from Palestine, 2002 – 2011
  • Original research Estimation of 10 - Year Probability Bone Fracture In a Selected Sample of Palestinian People Using Fracture Risk Assessment Tool
  • Original research Gender Differences in Sleep Habits and Sleep-Related Problems in Arab Palestinian University Students
  • Original research Differences in Medication Adherence, Satisfaction and Clinical Symptoms in Schizophrenic outpatients Taking Different Antipsychotic Regimens
  • Original research Antipsychotic Medicines Adherence and Satisfaction Among Palestinian People with Schizophrenia
    • 2012-01-01
    • Adham S. Abu Taha
    • Waleed M. Sweileh
    • Manal S. Ihbesheh
    • Ikhlas S. Jarar
    • Ansam F. Sawalha
    • Sa’ed H. Zyoud
    • Donald E. Morisky
  • Original research Utilization And Cost Of Anti-Infective Agents In Two General Surgery Units Measured Using WHO ATC/ DDD Methodology
    • 2012-01-01
  • Original research Adherence and satisfaction with oral hypoglycemic medications: a pilot study in Palestine
  • Original research Sleep Habits and Sleep Problems Among Palestinian Students
  • Original research Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 is Not a Risk Factor for Aminoglycoside Induced Renal Injury
  • Original research Differences in medication adherence, satisfaction and clinical symptoms in schizophrenic outpatients taking different antipsychotic regimens.
    • 2011-01-01
  • Original research Antibiotic resistance of bacterial strains isolated from patients with community-acquired urinary tract infections: an exploratory study in Palestine.
    • 2011-01-01
  • Original research Adherence and satisfaction with oral hypoglycemic medications: a pilot study in Palestine.
    • 2011-01-01
  • Original research Self-Reported Medication Adherence and Treatment Satisfaction in Patients with Epilepsy
  • Original research Clinical Characteristics, Sex Differences And Inhospital Mortality Among Stroke Patients With And Without Diabetes Mellitus
  • Original research Vulnerability of Cough Syrups Marketed In Palestine to Microbial Challenge Test
  • Original research Gene Regulation Of α4β2 Nicotinic Receptors: Microarray Analysis Of Nicotine-Induced Receptor Up-Regulation And Anti-Inflammatory Effects
    • 2009-01-01
    • Vishnu Hosur
    • Scott Leppanen
    • Adham Abutaha
    • Ralph H. Loring
  • Original research Medication Dosing Errors in Hospitalized Patients with Renal Impairment: A Study in Palestine
  • Original research Admission Blood Glucose Levels a Potential Indicator for Short Term Mortality and Morbidity after Myocardial Infarction
  • Original research Bispecific enzyme-linked signal-enhanced immunoassay with subattomole sensitivity.
    • 2005-01-01