Academic Affairs Biography

Mohammad Newaz MD, Ph.D., FAHA is the Interim Associate Dean of Pharmacy Academic Affairs and Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology at Chicago State University College of Pharmacy (CSU-COP).  He is the former Department Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences.  Before joining CSU Dr. Newaz was Associate Professor / Senior Scientist and Head of Hypertension Unit in the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas. Dr. Newaz received his MD from the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh (1992) and Ph.D. from the National University of Malaysia (1998). He has held faculty positions at the University of Science and Technology Chittagong, Bangladesh, National University of Malaysia and International Islamic University Malaysia before joining the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases in 2000. His research focus is primarily on hypertension and vascular physiology using an integrated investigative approach with special emphasis on understanding molecular events contributing to the pathogenesis of hypertension and its complications

Dr. Newaz is a member of many professional societies, including the American Heart Association, the American Physiological Society. He has received numerous honors and awards, including the Young Investigator Award from High Blood Pressure Council of American Heart Association, Young Investigator Award from the renal section of The American Physiological Society, Caroline Tun Suden professional opportunity award from The American Physiological Society, Young Investigator Award from The International Society of Hypertension, FASEB MARC fellowship and Grant-in-Aid from American Heart Association. He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed research paper in high impact journals, book chapters and invited reviews in the field of hypertension and vascular biology. Dr. Newaz presented his research works extensively at conferences locally and internationally and was also an invited speaker at several Universities in the US.