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Volume-24 - Summer 2023

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Illinois Medicine | 13 the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program for the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Darbar is the director of the Center for Cardiovascular Research, professor of medicine and pharmacology, and chief of the Division of Cardiology on the Chicago campus. He earned his bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery degree (MBChB) from the University of Dundee in Scotland. Dr. Darbar completed his early medical training in the United Kingdom before pursuing a doctorate in pharmacology at Vanderbilt University. He completed his residency training at Vanderbilt and his cardiology and electrophysiology fellowships at the Mayo Clinic. An established physician-scientist, he is nationally and internationally recognized for his work in clinical and basic electrophysiology, cardiovascular pharmacology and the genetics of cardiac arrhythmias. REHMAN APPOINTED HEAD OF DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR GENETICS Jalees Rehman, MD, has been appointed head of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics. Dr. Rehman, who joined the College of Medicine in 2011, has served as professor of medicine and pharmacology and regenerative medicine, and as associate dean of the Department of Pharmacology and Regenerative Medicine. He has also served as the director of graduate studies for the cell biology and regenerative concentration in the COM's GEMS PhD program, which provides PhD training for individuals interested in biomedical research. Dr. Rehman earned his medical degree from the Technical University of Munich in Germany. He completed training in a physician-scientist track at the Indiana University School of Medicine, which included a residency in internal medicine, fellowship training in cardiology and a postdoctoral research fellowship in stem and progenitor cell biology. He received his doctoral degree from Philipps University in Marburg, Germany. Dr. Rehman's research laboratory is currently funded by multiple National Institutes of Health grants and investigates molecular mechanisms of inflammation, tissue injury and regeneration. It also leverages stem cell models of disease, as well as computational approaches, to analyze cellular heterogeneity. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in a wide range of biomedical research areas, including circadian biology, immunology, vascular biology, stem and progenitor cell biology, cellular metabolism and genomics. An elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and a Fellow of the American Heart Association, he is also a reviewing editor for eLife, a not- for-profit, peer-reviewed, open access, scientific journal for the biomedical and life sciences. Dawood Darbar Jalees Rehman faculty news

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