The editorial team of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes issued a statement urging scientific journals to address racial/ethnic disparities prevalent in health science research, particularly cardiovascular trials. Dr. Khadijah Breathett is the corresponding author.
Among news items: Dr. Monica Kraft wins Rotary’s Paul Harris Fellowship, and Drs. Sairam Parthasarathy and Michael Grandner sleep studies rated tops for 2020.
Brian Panique joined the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson as senior director of development. Sarver Heart Center is one of his primary focus areas.
In 2020, three previously established planned gifts from forward-looking donors were received by the Sarver Heart Center and combined to establish the Sarver Heart Center Endowment for Innovation and Advancement.
During 2020, a significant new opportunity developed to build stronger relationships with Phoenix-based colleagues when UArizona College of Medicine - Phoenix appointed Christopher Glembotski, PhD, the inaugural director of the Translational Cardiovascular Research Center.
Antibody tests, groundbreaking research and community outreach are a few of the ways the University of Arizona Health Sciences met the test of a pandemic.
The Structural Heart Team has always been a multi-disciplinary group of interventional cardiologists, cardiac imaging specialists, cardiothoracic surgeons, nurse practitioners, nurses, and medical assistants providing comprehensive care to patients with conditions such as heart valve disease and congenital conditions. The team now includes both adult and pediatric cardiologists who have unique expertise in treating these conditions through minimally invasive approaches.
Dr. Nancy Sweitzer presented the 2020 Mary Anne Fay Health Advocate of the Year Award to Cheryl Alli, a long-serving member of the Sarver Heart Center Women's Heart Health Education Committee and volunteer for the Minority Outreach Program.
While it isn’t clear that the increase is tied to COVID-19 or the financial and emotional stresses of the pandemic, Dr. Nancy Sweitzer recommends people practice self care to reduce stress that could lead to "broken heart syndrome.".