A new Bachelor of Science in Medicine expands opportunities for students to pursue jobs in health care, where demand for trained professionals is rising.
“High blood pressure typically has no symptoms. So many patients say, ‘I feel fine. Why do I need to take medication,’ but it’s very important to know when your blood pressure is high, as this increases risk of developing heart attacks, heart failure, strokes, kidney disease, and other very serious complications,” said Dr. Nancy Sweitzer.
Vaccinations may be slowing the spread of COVID-19, but the pandemic continues. Sarver Heart Center cardiologists are collaborating with a clinical research team led by University of Pennsylvania in the FERMIN clinical trial, studying a generic drug’s ability to reduce COVID-19 progression in patients.
Sarver Heart Center volunteers in collaboration with the American Heart Association's Self-Monitoring Blood Pressure Program are working with African American community partners to distribute education materials and blood pressure cuffs. “Success in this program is likely to lead to expansion to include more in our community and have a real impact to reduce health disparities in heart disease risk in the greater Tucson area,” said Wanda F Moore.
Internal medicine residents, Colin Anderson, MD, and Samantha Russell, MD, selected as the Hall awardees for Outstanding House Officer in the Cardiac Care Unit.
Noon Award for Excellence in Cardiology distinguishes three recent UArizona College of Medicine - Tucson medical school graduates - Joseph Heiler, MD, Chelsea Marshall, MD, and Luis Paulino, MD.
Dr. Julia Indik, a the late-breaking clinical trials panelist at the virtual ACC2021 conference, comments on the Prague OHCA clinical trial, a “hyperinvasive” approach to treating cardiac arrest, including mechanical chest compressions during transport and extracorporeal CPR, if needed, followed by swift invasive tests and treatment.
Jordan Karp, MD, an expert on mental health in the aging population, will deliver the keynote address at the Arizona Arthritis Center’s Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference.
Data blitzes, spotlight talks and special session on diversity, equity and inclusion highlight the second annual event that is free and open to the public.
The pandemic may have changed how they work, but it never stopped these minority outreach leaders from getting reliable health information and resources to the community.