Collaboration at the Heart of 35 Years of Success for Sarver Heart Center


The partnership between a basic scientist and a clinical researcher is a setup that permeates the center’s culture and its success, breaking down walls that can stand between disciplines. “I like to call the Sarver Heart Center the intellectual home for people working in cardiovascular medicine, no matter what their department affiliation,” Dr. Nancy Sweitzer said.

UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Accelerated Pathway to Medical Education Welcomes First Class


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.

Minority Outreach Program Receives Walmart Day of Giving Grants


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 Ready for Next Career Moves


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 Gives Day Supports Sarver Heart Center Outreach


Walmart awards $20,000 to UArizona Sarver Heart Center Minority Outreach Program/Community Coalition for Heart Health Education on National Day of Giving.

NIH Grant To Fund Medical Scientist Training Program


The Medical Scientist Training Program is designed to train students planning careers in academic medicine or biomedical research.

New Degree to Prepare Students for Health Care Careers


A new Bachelor of Science in Medicine expands opportunities for students to pursue jobs in health care, where demand for trained professionals is rising.

Volunteers Educate African-Americans on At-Home Blood Pressure Monitoring


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.

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.