UA Sarver Heart Center Presents ‘Right Treatment, Right Person, Right Time: Progress in Precision Cardiovascular Care,’ May 17

May 9, 2017

LECTURE:    Right Treatment, Right Person, Right Time: Progress in Precision Cardiovascular Care

“Imagine if the pills you took for heart disease were designed for you personally,” said Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, director of the UA Sarver Heart Center, chief of cardiology and professor of medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.

“As an advanced heart disease cardiologist, I treat most of my heart failure patients with six or more medicines, all proven to help most people with this disease. We are working to better understand disease variation between people  to individualize and simplify treatment of complex heart diseases.” 

Join Dr. Sweitzer and Carol Gregorio, PhD, vice dean for innovation and development, co-director of the UA Sarver Heart Center and director of the Molecular Cardiovascular Research Program to learn about human "disease in a dish," induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology that has the potential to completely change medicine in terms of understanding individual variation, underlying disease mechanisms, transforming and personalizing drug discovery and targeting treatments – sometimes at the level of correcting a single gene mutation. It is the ultimate in personalized medicine, a mechanism to explore individualized treatments and cures in a patient’s own heart cells.

 (The presentation is part of the UA Sarver Heart Center’s 30th Anniversary Lecture Series.)

WHEN:         WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 6 P.M.
 

WHERE:       University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, 1501 N. Campbell, Room 5403  

SPEAKERS: 

Carol Gregorio, PhD (left),  vice dean for Innovation and development, co-director of the UA Sarver Heart Center,director of the Molecular Cardiovascular Research Program and professor of molecular, cell biology and anatomy at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. ,  director of the UA Sarver Heart Center, chief of cardiology and professor of medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.

COST:          Free

To attend the lecture, please enter the UA Health Sciences campus via Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. To register online, please visit heart.arizona.edu or click on “Attend Events.” If you are unable to register online, please email heart@u.arizona.edu or call 520-626-2901. Free event parking is available in the Banner – University Medical Center Visitor Parking Garage or the UA Zone 1 lots (after 5 p.m.).

About the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center’s 145 members include faculty from cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, pediatric cardiology, neurology, vascular surgery, radiology, endocrinology, emergency medicine, nursing, pharmacy and basic sciences. The UA Sarver Heart Center emphasizes a highly collaborative research environment, bridging “bench to bedside” research that advances life-saving innovations and patient care. If you would like to give permission for UA Sarver Heart Center to contact you about heart research studies, please complete a Cardiology Research Registry Information Form.

About the University of Arizona Health Sciences

The University of Arizona Health Sciences is the statewide leader in biomedical research and health professions training. The UA Health Sciences includes the UA Colleges of Medicine (Phoenix and Tucson), Nursing, Pharmacy and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, with main campus locations in Tucson and the growing Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix. From these vantage points, the UA Health Sciences reaches across the state of Arizona and the greater Southwest to provide cutting-edge health education, research, patient care and community outreach services. A major economic engine, the UA Health Sciences employs almost 5,000 people, has nearly 1,000 faculty members and garners more than $126 million in research grants and contracts annually. For more information: http://uahs.arizona.edu. Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn

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