Kudos to Faculty, Fellows and Students


The times may be unprecedented, but Sarver Heart Center faculty, fellows and students continue to advance research, scholarship and leadership. Here are some rays of normalcy during a time filled with challenges.

Cardiology Fellowship 2020 Graduates Celebrate in Pandemic Style


The physical gathering was sparse, but the virtual gathering was viewed around the world as five fellows graduated from the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, two from Interventional Cardiology, and one from Cardiac Electrophysiology.

UArizona Cardiologist Receives ‘Escalator Award’ from Women as One International Organization


UArizona Sarver Heart Center physician-scientist Dr. Khadijah Breathett wins international career award she will use to advance her research on health disparities in cardiovascular disease.

Medical School Graduates Receive Noon Award


Catherine Foley Jerman, MD, and Akshay Roy-Chaudhury, MD, are the 2020 recipients of the Zenas B. Noon Award for Excellence in Cardiology from the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center. Dr. Noon was a physician who served Nogales, Ariz. His family established the award because of their gratitude for the care Dr. Noon received from the cardiology faculty.

Hall Award Recipient’s Cardiology Interest Started Early in Life


Maryam Hosseini, MD, a second-year internal medicine resident, was selected as the 2020 recipient of the Charles W. Hall Jr. and Virginia C. Hall Memorial Award.

Celebrating Student Volunteer Graduates 2020


Sarver Heart Center's life-saving CPR trainings are made possible in large part due to the dedication of University of Arizona student volunteers. This season we celebrate three volunteers who graduated.

UArizona Testing App to Alert Students, Employees Exposed to COVID-19


COVID Watch sends exposure alerts without having to collect any personally identifying information from users, protecting their anonymity.

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.