Cardiology Fellowship Graduates Ready for Next Career Moves


Cardiology fellowship graduates included eight cardiologists;six who completed the three-year Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program and two who completed an additional year of specialized training in the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program. This was the first year the Interventional Cardiology class was 100% women.

Walmart Gives Day Supports Sarver Heart Center Outreach


Walmart awards $20,000 to UArizona Sarver Heart Center Minority Outreach Program/Community Coalition for Heart Health Education on National Day of Giving.

NIH Grant To Fund Medical Scientist Training Program


The Medical Scientist Training Program is designed to train students planning careers in academic medicine or biomedical research.

New Degree to Prepare Students for Health Care Careers


A new Bachelor of Science in Medicine expands opportunities for students to pursue jobs in health care, where demand for trained professionals is rising.

Volunteers Educate African-Americans on At-Home Blood Pressure Monitoring


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.

Awareness, Education are Keys to Reducing Hypertension in African-American Communities


“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.

Clinical Trial Studying Drug to Improve Outcomes for COVID-19 Patients


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.

Hall Award Honors Outstanding Residents in Cardiac Care Unit


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 Honors Outstanding Medical Students in 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.

Hyperinvasive Approach May Boost Cardiac Arrest Survival


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.