November NORC Spotlight: Jose Garcia
Dr. Jose M. Garcia, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Medicine and Neuroscience at the University of Washington, and Director of the Clinical Research Unit and Acting Director of the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center at the Puget Sound VA Health Care System in Seattle, WA, USA. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from the Universidad Catolica de Cordoba School of Medicine in Argentina, he completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the George Washington University and his Fellowship in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at Baylor College of Medicine and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Investigation from Baylor College of Medicine.
His current research focuses on the role of ghrelin, androgens, and other pathways in different wasting conditions including sarcopenia of aging and cancer cachexia. His basic laboratory is unraveling the molecular underpinnings of muscle wasting, fat atrophy, and anorexia in this setting, and using this knowledge to develop novel treatments for these conditions. His group also performs human trials in patients with cancer characterizing the pathophysiologic mechanisms involved, identifying the mechanisms of action of different potential therapies, and testing them in clinical trials. Dr. Garcia’s research efforts also include the study of neuroendocrine dysfunction in individuals with a history of traumatic brain injury and Gulf War Illness.
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