Collaboration At The Heart of 35 Years of Success For Sarver Heart Center

Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, director of the Sarver Heart Center (right) and Carol Gregorio, PhD, co-director of the Sarver Heart Center smiling at camera
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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. The Sarver Heart Center is led by two scientists: Dr. Nancy K. Sweitzer, director of the Sarver Heart Center and division chief of cardiology at the College of Medicine – Tucson and Dr. Carol Gregorio, co-director of the Sarver Heart Center, director of the Molecular Cardiovascular Research Program and chair of the Department of cellular and molecular medicine at College of Medicine – Tucson. The center celebrates 35 years of research, teaching, collaboration and discovery across academic disciplines. At the heart of its success is a culture of open collaboration that begins at the top.