The UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson has accepted six high school graduates in a new program that reduces the time to a medical degree to seven years.
The first federally recognized Juneteenth Holiday was an appropriate day to celebrate the Sarver Heart Center Community Coalition for Heart Health Education as the volunteers received grants from Walmart to further community outreach in mostly minority communities, particularly through collaborations with many African American community partners.
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 awards $20,000 to UArizona Sarver Heart Center Minority Outreach Program/Community Coalition for Heart Health Education on National Day of Giving.
The Medical Scientist Training Program is designed to train students planning careers in academic medicine or biomedical research.
A new Bachelor of Science in Medicine expands opportunities for students to pursue jobs in health care, where demand for trained professionals is rising.
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.
“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.
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.
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.