Clinical Trials at University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center

Please complete a Cardiology Research Registry Information Form to learn about new clinical research studies for which you may be eligible.

What is a Clinical Trial?
Be Part of Something Big to Help Beat Heart Disease

Charles Cairns, MD, dean of the UA College of Medicine - Tucson, is the 200th Biorepository Participant

Thanks to a great response from the community, Sarver Heart Center recently enrolled the 200th participant in its Cardiac Biorepository — Dr. Charles Cairns, dean of the UA College of Medicine - Tucson. Dr. Cairns completed the Cardiology Research Registry form at a recent community lecture and came in the next day to sign a consent form and donate a blood sample to the biorepository.

"We thank Dean Cairns for supporting our clinical research program through his leadership and his actions," said Nancy Sweitzer, MD, PhD, director of the Sarver Heart Center and principal investigator of the biorepository research program. "These blood samples will help scientists better understand heart disease to improve care and treatment now and in the future."

Read more here: To participate, you'll complete a questionnaire, sign an informed consent form that allows researchers to view your electronic medical record, and donate about 3 tablespoons of blood. Click on the Cardiology Research Registry link to help us obtain our goal of 300 participants by the end of 2018.

An Institutional Review Board responsible for human subjects research at The University of Arizona reviewed this research project and found it to be acceptable, according to applicable state and federal regulations and University policies designed to protect the rights and welfare of participants in research.

This won’t take much – just three tablespoons of your blood, about the amount taken during a standard blood draw. This small amount will help us ask bigger questions and get better answers as we move toward a future free of heart disease and stroke. You don’t have to have heart disease to be part of this big venture. You just need to be at least 18 years old. Learn more.

You may be eligible to enroll in a clinical trial @ Sarver Heart Center

Please complete a Cardiology Research Registry Information Form. For more information, please contact Catherine MacDonald, BScN, MBA, clinical research manager, or 520-626-4899, or Lizzette Marquez, RN, MS, research nurse, at or 520-626-5431.