Right treatment, right person, right time: Progress in precision cardiovascular care at the Sarver Heart Center

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Speakers:  Carol Gregorio, PhD, and Nancy Sweitzer, MD, PhD

Topic: Right treatment, right person, right time:  Progress in precision cardiovascular care at the Sarver Heart Center


Event Series: 
Sarver Heart Center 30th Anniversary Community Lecture Series
May 17, 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Event Address: 
1501 N Campbell Ave Tucson, AZ 85719
Event Location: 
Room 5403
Event Location Other: 
Banner-UMC Tucson

“Imagine if the pills you took for heart disease were designed for you personally,” said Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, director of the UA Sarver Heart Center, chief of cardiology and professor of medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.

“As an advanced heart disease cardiologist, I treat most of my heart failure patients with six or more medicines, all proven to help most people with this disease. We are working to better understand disease variation between people  to individualize and simplify treatment of complex heart diseases.” 

Join Dr. Sweitzer and Carol Gregorio, PhD, vice dean for innovation and development, co-director of the UA Sarver Heart Center and director of the Molecular Cardiovascular Research Program to learn about human "disease in a dish," induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology that has the potential to completely change medicine in terms of understanding individual variation, underlying disease mechanisms, transforming and personalizing drug discovery and targeting treatments – sometimes at the level of correcting a single gene mutation. It is the ultimate in personalized medicine, a mechanism to explore individualized treatments and cures in a patient’s own heart cells.

Tickets for the Event:  Prior registration is required, however it is not necessary to bring a printed ticket to the lecture. This is a free event. Click here to register.

Parking Information:  Guests may park in the Banner - UMC Tucson Patient/Visitor Parking Garage for this event.  As you exit the garage, please tell the parking attendant that you attended the "Sarver Heart Center lecture" for a free exit. Parking in the University of Arizona lots adjacent to the hospital is free after 5 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Information Tables and Chest-Compression-Only CPR Training will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m.

If you have questions concerning access, wish to request a sign language interpreter or accommodations for a disability, please contact Jennifer Bunger at jbunger@shc.arizona.edu or (520) 626-2901.

Note: Because of a schedule conflict, we rescheduled Dr. Michael Grandner's lecture, "Sleeping for Peak Performance and Your Heart," from April 19 to April 12. If you were unable to join us on April 12, you can watch a Facebook Live video online: Click here to watch Facebook Live videos You'll also find a video of the May 17 lecture.