TOPIC: “System Biology Approaches to Acute Lung Injury, Repair and Novel Therapeutics”
SPEAKER: Dr. Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia
LOCATION: UAHS 5403 (LIVE) and Banner-UMC-SC 3030 (Video Conferenced)
About the Speaker
Joe G. N. "Skip" Garcia, MD, is an internationally-noted pulmonary physician-scientist, an endowed professor of medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, and an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. An internationally noted academic leader, physician-scientist, health administrator, scholar and educator, Dr. Garcia is a leading authority on the genetic basis of lung disease with emphasis on health disparities, particularly in underserved minorities. His research attempts to elucidate key genes and biomarkers that predict individual risk in disease and provides individualized treatment options for physicians to practice personalized medicine. Dr. Garcia earned his Bachelor of Science in biology at the University of Dallas in 1976 and received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1980. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (1980-1983) and completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Albany Medical College (1983-1985). A celebrated health administrator, scholar and educator, Dr. Garcia is a leading authority on the genetic basis of lung disease and the prevention and treatment of inflammatory lung injury. He has over 525 peer-reviewed publications, an expansive portfolio of NIH-sponsored research, and continues to direct large federally-funded programs. He is the CEO of two early stage biotech companies that are focused on developing novel therapeutics to ameliorate acute and chronic inflammatory injuries.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.
1.Diagnose a variety of internal medicine illnesses
2.Understand more clearly advances in therapy
3.Become truly professional physicians
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