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American Indians and Alaska Natives have Higher Rates of Cardiovascular Disease

05/28/2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified racial and ethnic health disparities, these issues have been apparent in care for patients with chronic conditions. Individual and genetic risk factors, physician bias and social determinants contribute to the inequities. Dr. Khadijah Breathett chaired the writing committee for the American Heart Association Scientific Statement.


Dr. Nancy Sweitzer to Co-Direct UArizona Health Sciences Clinical Translational Sciences Graduate Program

05/28/2020

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center director will co-lead the innovative program with Dr. Ronald Hammer to match students with faculty mentors to train in research design and methodology, biostatistics and responsible conduct of research relevant to human health and disease.


UArizona, State of Arizona to Expand COVID-19 Antibody Testing Statewide

05/15/2020

The University of Arizona – State of Arizona antibody testing initiative will include 31 sites across the state as it expands to all 15 counties.


Sarver Heart Center Celebrates Young Investigator's Graduation and Research Success

05/14/2020

Already nationally accomplished with completion of a Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Fellowship and articles published in prestigious journals, such as Circulation Research, Giuliana Repetti, MD, will continue her stellar medial training as an internal medicine resident at the prestigious UCLA ProSTAR Physician-Scientist Training Program.


UArizona Health Sciences Colleges Create New Ways to Celebrate Graduates

05/08/2020

The five Health Sciences colleges at the University of Arizona plan special ways to mark the rite-of-passage of earning a degree, despite COVID-19 social distancing and stay-at-home orders.


The Relationship Between Heart Disease and COVID-19

05/05/2020

While the connection between COVID-19 and chronic conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke are known, doctors continue to sort out theories from data-substantiated information. Dr. Nancy K. Sweitzer outlines what is known at this time.


Two UArizona Doctors Co-Author ASAIO Paper on Advanced Life Support for COVID-19 Patients

05/04/2020

The paper, published in two medical journals last week, lays out best practice guidelines for patients in intensive care units requiring advanced life-saving therapies due to the novel coronavirus.


UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson to Celebrate ‘Virtual’ 2020 Convocation

05/04/2020

On May 14, a total of 117 medical students from the University of Arizona in Tucson officially will become physicians and earn their Doctor of Medicine degrees.


UArizona President to Have Blood Drawn for COVID-19 Antibody Testing

04/29/2020

After his blood draw, Dr. Robert C. Robbins will announce plans for the university’s fall semester. Appointments for this first round of testing for 4,500 people in Pima County are filled. No walkups.


Leading the Compassionate Charge

04/24/2020

During the COVID-19 era, Dr. Elizabeth Juneman writes about the compassionate charge heart failure specialists need to advance as they care for some of the most frail patients. Read her "On My Mind" column in Circulation: Heart Failure.


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