Awareness, Education are Keys to Reducing Hypertension in African-American Communities


“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.

Clinical Trial Studying Drug to Improve Outcomes for COVID-19 Patients


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 Honors Outstanding Medical Students in Cardiac Care Unit


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.

Hall Award Honors Outstanding Residents in Cardiac Care Unit


Internal medicine residents, Colin Anderson, MD, and Samantha Russell, MD, selected as the Hall awardees for Outstanding House Officer in the Cardiac Care Unit.

Hyperinvasive Approach May Boost Cardiac Arrest Survival


Dr. Julia Indik, a the late-breaking clinical trials panelist at the virtual ACC2021 conference, comments on the Prague OHCA clinical trial, a “hyperinvasive” approach to treating cardiac arrest, including mechanical chest compressions during transport and extracorporeal CPR, if needed, followed by swift invasive tests and treatment.

Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference To Focus On Mental Health and Resiliency


Jordan Karp, MD, an expert on mental health in the aging population, will deliver the keynote address at the Arizona Arthritis Center’s Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference.

College of Medicine – Tucson Hosts Virtual Research Day


Data blitzes, spotlight talks and special session on diversity, equity and inclusion highlight the second annual event that is free and open to the public.

Minority Outreach Leaders Serve Community throughout COVID-19 Times


The pandemic may have changed how they work, but it never stopped these minority outreach leaders from getting reliable health information and resources to the community.

Primary Care Physician Scholarship Program Expands


The full-tuition program aims to improve Arizonans’ health and reduce medical student debt by addressing a dire need for qualified medical professionals.

Humberto and Czarina Lopez Establish Two Endowed Chairs at UArizona


The $3.5 million gift supports heart disease research and business education.