UA Sarver Heart Center Presents ‘Saving a Generation from Diabetes: The Role of Food and Exercise’ and Chest-Compression-Only CPR Training

Published Date: 
Friday, September 7, 2012 - 12:39pm

WHAT: Heart Health Lecture Series with diabetes specialist from the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and registered dietitian from University of Arizona Medical Center.

Chest-compression-only CPR training presented by the REACT (Resuscitation Education and CPR Training) Group, UA College of Medicine medical students dedicated to teaching people lifesaving skills.

In collaboration with Pima County Public Library

WHEN: Monday, Sept. 10, 2012
5:30 p.m. Doors Open
5:40 p.m. Chest-Compression-Only Video and Hands-on Skills Training
6 p.m. Lecture on Heart Health Topic
7 p.m. Chest-Compression-Only Video and Hands-on Skills (repeated)

WHERE: Valencia Library, Community Room, 202 W. Valencia Rd., Tucson

TOPIC: Saving a Generation from Diabetes: The Role of Food and Exercise

Of the many risk factors that increase the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes, diet and exercise play key roles. Learn about the causes of type 2 diabetes and the lifestyle behaviors that improve your chance of maintaining the best health possible.

SPEAKERS: Betsy Dokken, NP, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, Section of Endocrinology, at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and nurse practitioner specializing in diabetes care at the University of Arizona Medical Center.
Stephanie Olson, RD, CDE, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator at University of Arizona Medical Center.

COST: Free and open to the public. Free parking is available.

Reservations requested, but not required. Please email or call 520-626-4146. For more information about UA Sarver Heart Center, please visit

Upcoming Heart Health Lectures: 

Wednesday, Oct. 24
Winning the Battle over Heart Disease: The Role of Diet and Exercise
Janet Funk, MD, and Heather Danielson, RD
Himmel Library, Community Room, 1035 N. Treat Ave., Tucson
Wednesday, Nov. 14
Stroke Update: Caring for the Survivor and Caregiver
Leslie Ritter, PhD, RN
Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Community Room LL1, 101 N. Stone Ave., Tucson
Note: Free parking begins at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 11
Keeping the Beat: What’s New in Drugs to Treat Arrhythmias?
Peter Ott, MD
Miller-Golf Links Library, Community Room, 9640 E. Golf Links Rd., Tucson
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013
So, You’re 40 and Feel Fine: It’s Time to Be Serious about Heart Attacks
Gordon A. Ewy, MD
Murphy-Wilmot Library, Community Room, 530 N. Wilmot Rd., Tucson
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013
Fall in Love with the Heart Health Diet
Shari Schoentag, RD, CNSC
Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, Children’s Room, 7800 N. Schisler Dr., Marana
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Eating Heart Healthy on a Budget
Susan Bristol, MS, RD, CNSC, with Leslie Guzman, Phil Lewis, Meghan Smith, Christina Caple
Woods Memorial Library, Community Room, 3455 N. 1st Ave., Tucson
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
New Approaches to Opening Arteries: Update on Surgery and Interventional Approaches
Karl B. Kern, MD, and Kapildeo Lotun, MD
Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, Community Room, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Controlling High Blood Pressure and Preventing Heart Failure
Lorraine Mackstaller, MD
Murphy-Wilmot Library, Community Room, 530 N. Wilmot Rd., Tucson