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M. Ilyas Kamboh, Ph.D., Appointed Chair of Human Genetics at University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

PITTSBURGH, November 21, 2008 — M. Ilyas Kamboh, Ph.D., professor at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, has been appointed chair of the school’s Department of Human Genetics. In his new position, Dr. Kamboh will guide the department in its mission to learn more about the role of genetics in causing and contributing to human disease. 

Dr. Kamboh, who holds a secondary position as a professor of psychiatry in the School of Medicine, is a molecular geneticist and genetic epidemiologist with more than 20 years experience working on the genetics of common diseases, including coronary artery disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and lupus. He has received funding for the National Institutes of Health totaling more than $20 million, and has published hundreds of scientific articles about his research in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Kamboh is a fellow of the American Heart Association and a founding member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Alzheimer’s CURE Foundation. He has served on the editorial boards of Ethnicity and Disease and Human Biology and currently is associate editor of the Annals of Human Genetics.

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