UA Sarver Heart Center to Open New Home

Pila Martinez
Oct. 11, 2000

The construction fences that have bordered the west side of the Arizona Health Sciences Center plaza soon will disappear, unveiling the new home of the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center.

Faculty, staff, students and the public helped celebrate the opening of the Center's new home at a ceremony on the plaza on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 10:30 a.m.

The facility - built atop a College of Medicine building - has three floors, and adds about 36,400 gross square feet. That brings the total space for the Center, including space elsewhere on the AHSC campus, to about 43,000 gross square feet.

Financed entirely with private donations, the $9.7 million addition will provide teaching and research space, including: a floor for "dry labs" for analyzing computer data and research; a floor of "wet labs" for conducting biochemical and molecular biologic research; a heart disease self-learning area for the public; a new home for "Harvey," cardiology's computerized teaching mannequin; a state-of-the-art computer learning center; and offices.

The UA Sarver Heart Center, a center of excellence at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, brings together more than 100 physicians and scientists who have formed a collaboration to prevent heart disease and stroke - the nation's No. 1 killer. Conducting more than 90 percent of cardiovascular research in Arizona - including the use of the artificial heart - the world-renowned team finds innovative ways to improve treatments, develop cures and prevent heart and vascular disease. Each discovery is another step on the path to "a future free of heart and vascular disease."




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