American Indians and Alaska Natives have Higher Rates of Cardiovascular Disease


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


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 Names Surgeon General Carmona to Lead Campus Reentry Plan


University of Arizona president, Dr. Robert Robbins announced in April his plans to resume in-person classes Aug. 24, bringing back 45,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff for fall 2020.

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.