The Inaugural Dr. John B. West Distinguished Lecture Series will feature Dr. Joe G.N. Garcia. Dr. Garcia is an internationally recognized physician scientist, educator, and leader. His research is primarily centered on defining genetic/genomic and molecular mechanisms and developing novel therapeutic approaches for lung diseases including lung injury, interstitial diseases, asthma/COPD and lung vascular diseases. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, and has published more than 400 peer-reviewed research articles.