Dr. Carol Gregorio named Vice Dean for Innovation and Development


Carol Gregorio, PhD, who has been co-director of UA Sarver Heart Center since 2007 and the Luxford/Schoolcraft Endowed Professor of Cardiovascular Disease Research, has been appointed Vice Dean for Innovation and Development for the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.

In her new role, Dr. Gregorio will work with Dean Charles Cairns, MD, and Sarver Heart Center Director and Chief of Cardiology Nancy Sweitzer, MD, PhD, to continue building the highly collaborative research programs Sarver Heart Center is known for. Her priorities include recruitment of key faculty to form new concentrations of translational research strength, greater involvement in philanthropy to fund transformational research, and a strong focus on the Sarver Heart Center’s identified priority areas of heart failure, sudden cardiac death, precision diagnostics and therapeutics, preventive health and wellness and health disparities.
“Everyone involved with the Sarver Heart Center knows firsthand Dr. Gregorio’s ability to mentor collaborative researchers, recruit top talent and spearhead innovative projects. We look forward to building stronger collaborative relations across the College of Medicine under her leadership,” said Dr. Sweitzer.
Dr. Gregorio, nationally recognized as a leader in heart muscle research, is chair of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and director of the UA Sarver Heart Center Molecular Cardiovascular Research Program. She has been the force behind the center’s highly successful Investigator Awards Program.