The full-tuition program aims to improve Arizonans’ health and reduce medical student debt by addressing a dire need for qualified medical professionals.
The $3.5 million gift supports heart disease research and business education.
When COVID-19 added a new layer of work to the University of Arizona custodial team, Art Padilla swept away any concerns essential campus workers had as he elevated his outstanding dedication to the health, safety and cleanliness of the Sarver Heart Center Building.
“Our generous donors ensure the Sarver Heart Center Investigator Award Program continues to thrive," said Dr. Nancy K. Sweitzer. The competitive research projects for 2020-2021 focus on advancing knowledge in the areas of heart muscle development and interventions, including cardiomyopathies, sudden cardiac arrest, congenital heart disease and stroke.
Drs. Meredith Hay and May Khanna are being recognized by the National Academy of Inventors for their dedication to advancing research technologies.
Increases in total National Institutes of Health funding have led to higher rankings for several colleges and departments.
Hosted by Arizona SciTech Institute, the free virtual event is open to middle and high school students, families, educators, and the general public.
The editorial team of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes issued a statement urging scientific journals to address racial/ethnic disparities prevalent in health science research, particularly cardiovascular trials. Dr. Khadijah Breathett is the corresponding author.
Among news items: Dr. Monica Kraft wins Rotary’s Paul Harris Fellowship, and Drs. Sairam Parthasarathy and Michael Grandner sleep studies rated tops for 2020.
In 2020, three previously established planned gifts from forward-looking donors were received by the Sarver Heart Center and combined to establish the Sarver Heart Center Endowment for Innovation and Advancement.