During 2020, a significant new opportunity developed to build stronger relationships with Phoenix-based colleagues when UArizona College of Medicine - Phoenix appointed Christopher Glembotski, PhD, the inaugural director of the Translational Cardiovascular Research Center.
Brian Panique joined the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson as senior director of development. Sarver Heart Center is one of his primary focus areas.
Antibody tests, groundbreaking research and community outreach are a few of the ways the University of Arizona Health Sciences met the test of a pandemic.
The Structural Heart Team has always been a multi-disciplinary group of interventional cardiologists, cardiac imaging specialists, cardiothoracic surgeons, nurse practitioners, nurses, and medical assistants providing comprehensive care to patients with conditions such as heart valve disease and congenital conditions. The team now includes both adult and pediatric cardiologists who have unique expertise in treating these conditions through minimally invasive approaches.
Dr. Nancy Sweitzer presented the 2020 Mary Anne Fay Health Advocate of the Year Award to Cheryl Alli, a long-serving member of the Sarver Heart Center Women's Heart Health Education Committee and volunteer for the Minority Outreach Program.
While it isn’t clear that the increase is tied to COVID-19 or the financial and emotional stresses of the pandemic, Dr. Nancy Sweitzer recommends people practice self care to reduce stress that could lead to "broken heart syndrome.".
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At 7,541 administered from Nov. 9-13, the university’s COVID-19 testing, which continues through Nov. 25, is succeeding in goal to test large numbers of students before they head home for holidays.
"This study is yet another example of persistent racial disparities in care throughout the U.S. health care system," said Dr. Khadijah Breathett, an assistant professor of cardiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, in Tucson.