Your Genes Are Not Your Destiny: The Need for Culturally-Sensitive and Personalized Interventions for Treatment of NAFLD

Event Details

Genetics & Genomics Grand Rounds
September 18, 2019 - 4:00 pm
MRB 102

Presenter Details

David Garcia, PhD
Assistant Professor, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
Assistant Director for Community Outreach & Engagement, University of Arizona Cancer Center
University of Arizona

Dr. Garcia is an Assistant Professor in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. He has extensive experience in short and long-term intervention trials in the areas of physical activity, diet, and weight management. He received his training from leading institutions and mentors in the field. Since 2006, Dr. Garcia has worked on numerous funded research projects, including research funded by industry, National Institutes of Health (NIH) and foundations. This includes working as a lifestyle interventionist/exercise physiologist in several clinical trials with overweight and obese adults, morbidly obese adults (Class II and III obesity), and individuals with type 2 diabetes.

Since arriving at the University of Arizona, his research has focused on the development of gender and culturally-sensitive weight loss interventions for Hispanic males. To support this effort, Dr. Garcia established “Nosotros Comprometidos a Su Salud -Committed to Your Health”, a program developed to support research through community service and partnering with underserved Tucson residents. Dr. Garcia also is the Assistant Director for Community Outreach & Engagement for the University of Arizona Cancer Center. In this role, he is currently examining the burden of obesity-related disease and cancers, such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma, in Mexican-Origin adults.

Continuing Medical Education Credit

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit is being offered for 2019 - 2020 Genetics and Genomics Grand Rounds series through the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson.

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.

2019 - 2020 Genetics and Genomics Grand Rounds Learning Objectives

  1. Integrate advances in genetic diagnosis and treatment into the day-to-day practices of research and clinical care.
  2. Order appropriate diagnostic evaluations for patients with hereditary medical conditions.

All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and the CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they do not have any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

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