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Lung diseases expert Garcia set for Discovery Lecture

Dec. 3, 2015, 9:08 AM

Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia, M.D., recognized for developing novel therapies for critically ill patients with acute inflammatory lung disease, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Dec. 10.

Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia, M.D.

Garcia, senior vice president for Health Sciences at Arizona Health Sciences Center, will discuss “Systems Biology Approaches to Personalize Critical Care Therapies.” His lecture, which is sponsored by the Department of Pediatrics, begins at 4 p.m. in 208 Light Hall.

Garcia holds the Merlin K. DuVal, MD Endowed Chair for Leadership and Innovation at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and he is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

Garcia is a leading authority on the genetic basis of lung disease and the prevention and treatment of inflammatory lung injury. He has authored nearly 400 peer-reviewed publications and in addition to his administrative roles, he continues to direct large NIH-sponsored research programs.

He also serves as the program director for the Arizona Pride-25 Advanced Health Disparities Training Program in Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Conditions grant, which offers mentoring and leadership development and advanced disparities research training to junior faculty members and postdoctoral fellows.

For a complete schedule of the Flexner Discovery Lecture series and archived video of previous lectures, go to

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