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Joe GN GARCIA, United States / Senior Vice President for Health Sciences


Health Sciences Executive Offices
University of Arizona
[Educational Background]
• 1972-1976
- BS Biology, University of Dallas, Irving, Texas
• 1976-1980
- MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Dallas, Texas
• 1980-1983
- Intern and Resident, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Internal Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa
• 1983-1985
- Fellow, Albany Medical College Division of Pulmonary Diseases, Albany, New York

[Work Experience]
• 1984-1985
- Instructor, Department of Medicine, Albany Medical College of Union University, Albany, New York
• 1985-1988
- Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Texas Health Center at Tyler, Tyler, Texas
• 1986-1988
- Director, Occupational Medicine, University of Texas Health Center at Tyler, Tyler, Texas
• 1988-1998
- Director, Indiana University Occupational Lung Center, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
• 1988-1992
- Associate Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis,
Indiana
• 1989-1998
- Graduate Faculty (Physiology/Biophysics), Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
• 1992-1998
- Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
• 1992-1998
- Dr. Calvin H. English Professor of Medicine (Physiology/Biophysics), Endowed Chair, Indiana University School of
Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
• 1998-2005
- Dr. David Marine Professor of Medicine, Endowed Chair, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore,
Maryland
• 1998-2005
- Director, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University Department of Medicine
• 1999-2005
- Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene, Baltimore, Maryland
• 1999-2005
- Director, Johns Hopkins University Occupational Lung Center
• 2001-2005
- Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
• 2002-2005
- Deputy Director for Basic and Translational Research, Johns Hopkins University Department of Medicine
• 2002-2005
- Director, Center for Translational Respiratory Medicine, Johns Hopkins University Department of Medicine
• 2005-2010
- Dr. Lowell T. Coggeshall Professor of Medicine, Endowed Chair, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
• 2005-2009
- Chairman, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago
• 2006-2007
- Interim Section Chief, Section of Cardiology, University of Chicago
• 2007-2008
- Interim Section Chief, Section of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, University of Chicago
• 2010-2012
- Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Illinois at Chicago
• 2010-2013
- Director, Institute for Personalized Respiratory Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago
• 2010- 2013
- Graduate Faculty, Honors College, University of Illinois at Chicago
• 2010- 2013
- Earl M. Bane Professor of Medicine, Endowed Professorship, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago Illinois
• 2010- 2013
- Professor of Bioengineering, College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago Illinois
• 2010- 2013
- Professor of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago Illinois
• 2011- 2013
- Vice President for Health Affairs, University of Illinois
• September 2013-present
- Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
• September 2013-present
- Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, University of Arizona
• March 2014-present
- Interim Dean, College of Medicine Tucson, University of Arizona
• September 2013-present
- Arizona Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee
• September 2013-present
- University of Arizona Health Network Board

[Publications Featuring Your Research Findings within Last 5 Years]
• Sun X, Ramamoorthi Elangovan V, Mapes B, Camp SM, Sammani S, Saadat L, Ceco E, Ma SF, Flores C, Macdougall
MS, Quijada H, Liu B, Kempf CL, Wang T, Chiang ET, Garcia JG. The NAMPT Promoter is Regulated by Mechanical
Stress, STAT5, and ARDS-Associated Genetic Variants. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2014 May 12. [Epub ahead of
print]. PMID: 24821571
• Zhou T, Wang T, Garcia JG. Genes influenced by the non-muscle isoform of Myosin light chain kinase impact human
cancer prognosis. PLoS One. 2014 Apr 89(4):e94325. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0094325. eCollection 2014. PMID:
24714365
• Moreno-Vinasco L, Quijada H, Sammani S, Siegler J, Letsiou E, Deaton R, Saadat L, Zaidi RS, Messana J, Gann PH,
Machado RF, Ma W, Camp SM, Wang T, Garcia JG. Nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase inhibitor is a novel
therapeutic candidate in murine models of inflammatory lung injury. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2014 Aug51(2):223-8.
PMID: 24588101
• Noth I, Zhang Y, Ma SF, Flores C, Barber M, Huang Y, Broderick SM, Wade MS, Hysi P, Scuirba J, Richards TJ,
Juan-Guardela BM, Vij R, Han MK, Martinez FJ, Kossen K, Seiwert SD, Christie JD, Nicolae D, Kaminski N, Garcia
JG. Genetic variants associated with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis susceptibility and mortality: a genome-wide
association study. Lancet Respir Med. 2013 Jun1(4):309-17. Epub 2013 Apr 17. PMID: 24429156
• Wang T, Moreno-Vinasco L, Ma SF, Zhou T, Shimizu Y, Sammani S, Epshtein Y, Watterson DM, Dudek SM, Garcia
JG. Nonmuscle myosin light chain kinase regulates murine asthmatic inflammation. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2014
Jun50(6):1129-35. PMID: 24428690
• Wang L, Sammani S, Moreno-Vinasco L, Letsiou E, Wang T, Camp SM, Bittman R, Garcia JG, Dudek SM. FTY720 (s)
-phosphonate preserves sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor 1 expression and exhibits superior barrier protection to
FTY720 in acute lung injury. Crit Care Med. 2014 Mar42(3):e189-99. PMID: 24335440
• Herazo-Maya JD, Noth I, Duncan SR, Kim S, Ma SF, Tseng GC, Feingold E, Juan-Guardela BM, Richards TJ, Lussier
Y, Huang Y, Vij R, Lindell KO, Xue J, Gibson KF, Shapiro SD, Garcia JG, Kaminski N. Peripheral blood mononuclear
cell gene expression profiles predict poor outcome in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Sci Transl Med. 2013 Oct 25
(205):205ra136. PMID: 24089408
• Garcia JG, Sznajder JI. Healthcare disparities in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome. Toward equity. Am
J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Sep 15188(6):631-2. PMID: 24032377
• Adyshev DM, Elangovan VR, Moldobaeva N, Mapes B, Sun X, Garcia JG. Mechanical stress induces pre-B-cell
colony-enhancing factor/NAMPT expression via epigenetic regulation by miR-374a and miR-568 in human lung
endothelium. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2014 Feb50(2):409-18. PMID: 24053186
• Sun X, Ma SF, Wade MS, Acosta-Herrera M, Villar J, Pino-Yanes M, Zhou T, Liu B, Belvitch P, Moitra J, Han YJ,
Machado R, Noth I, Natarajan V, Dudek SM, Jacobson JR, Flores C, Garcia JG. Functional promoter variants in
sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor 3 associate with susceptibility to sepsis-associated acute respiratory distress
syndrome. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2013 Oct 1305(7):L467-77. Epub 2013 Aug 2. PMID: 23911438

[Honors/Awards]
• 1978-1980
- Public Health/National Health Scholarship Award
• 1984-1985
- NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Physiology
• 1986
- Fellow-American College of Chest Physicians
• 1986
- Fellow-American College of Physicians
• 1989-1994
- Dr. Calvin H. English Investigator of Medicine
• 1989
- Central Society for Clinical Research
• 1990, 1992
- Henry F. Christian Award for Meritorious Research
• 1991
- Sigma Xi Research Honor Society, Indiana Chapter
• 1991
- Boehringer-Ingelheim Research Award, Midwest AFCR
• 1994-1998
- Dr. Calvin H. English Professor of Medicine (Physiology/Biophysics)
• 1994
- Physician Community Service Award, Indiana State Medical Association
• 1994
- Otis R. Bowen Award for Community Service - Indianapolis Medical Society
• 1995-1999
- NIH Lung Biology and Pathology Study Section, Member
• 1996
- American Society for Clinical Investigation, (elected)
• 1999-Present
- Dr. David Marine Professor of Medicine (Environmental Health Sciences, BME)
• 2002
- David M. Levine Excellence in Mentoring Award, Johns Hopkins University, Department of Medicine
• 2000-Present
- Interurban Clinical Club, (elected)
• 2003
- American Thoracic Society, Distinguished Scientist Award, Seattle, WA
• 2004
- Honorary AOA Membership- University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX
• 2004
- American Clinical and Climatologic Society, (elected)
• 2005
- Association of American Professors (AAP), (elected)
• 2008
- Chair & Vice Chair -Gordon Research Conference Keynote Address ATS Minority Conference
• 2006
- W. J. Youden Award in Interlaboratory Testing 2007 in recognition of “Multiple Laboratory Comparison of
Microarray Platforms” published in Nature Methods, May
• 2005
- NHLBI Advisory Council
• 2007-2010
- Association of Professors of Medicine- Diversity Award for Innovation in Medicine
• 2009
- Institute of Medicine of the National Academies- elected 2011
• 2011
- Chicago Healthcare utive Forum- Honorable Mention for UI Health System Initiatives