Prediabetes: The 84 Million-Person Health Risk


In the United States, 84 million people, 1 in 3 adults, have prediabetes and 9 out of 10 are unaware. That is more than 76 million people who could take steps to reduce their risks, if only they knew, writes Kelly Palmer, MHS, CCRP, in a Healthy Dose blog.

Making CPR Training Accessible for Underserved Communities


Erika Yee, Sarver Heart Center's health education assistant, has taught chest-compression-only CPR to more than 4,500 people during the 2018-2019 academic year. She also made training materials more accessible by collaborating with other organizations. These include materials in Spanish and American Sign Language.

Genetic Approaches to Cardiomyopathy, Dr. Jil Tardiff


BCVS Council Vice Chair Beth McNally and BCVS 2019 Co-Chair Jil Tardiff interview Keynote Lecturer Christine Seidman about her recent work on the genetics of dilated and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and how it might be harnessed to develop new, earlier treatments.

Dr. Marvin Slepian Receives Regents' Professor Recognition Plus Other Honors


The first part of 2019 was full of awards, recognition and research for Dr. Marvin Slepian, one of the University of Arizona's newest Regents Professors.

Congratulations to the 2019 Graduating Cardiology Fellows


The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center celebrated this year’s graduates from two fellowship programs through the Division of Cardiology at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, including six from cardiovascular disease and two from interventional cardiology.

Dr. Nancy Sweitzer honored as one of Tu Nidito's Remarkable Moms


Dr. Nancy Sweitzer, who coped with the death of her husband, Kurt, while raising two children and becoming director of the UA Sarver Heart Center, is being honored as one of Tu Nidito's Remarkable Moms.

Running at Dawn: A Diné Cultural and Health Teaching


Ariel Shirley, a graduating senior at the University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health who completed an internship focused on community education at the UA Sarver Heart Center, writes about the importance of running in the Diné (Navajo) culture.

Dr. Marvin Slepian Receives Much-Deserved Appointment as Regents' Professor


Message from the UA Senior Vice President for Health Sciences

Unintentional Bias by Doctors


Even people who believe they're blind to another person's color carry unintentional bias. Dr. Khadijah Breathett gives advice to doctors who want to be aware of their biases and how to overcome these.

Arizona's First Heart Transplant Happened 40 Years Ago


March 27, 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the first heart transplant in Arizona. Norman “Dutch” Tarr was the 49-year-old patient who was under the care of Brendan Phibbs, MD, cardiologist, and Jack Copeland, MD, the cardiothoracic surgeon who established the 6th heart transplant center in the U.S. at the University of Arizona.