UA Sarver Heart Center Presents ‘Tracking Your Health with Wearable Technology: A Look at What’s On the Drawing Board,’ March 15

LECTURE:    Tracking Your Health with Wearable Technology:  A Look at What’s On the Drawing Board

Wearable Technology:  Is it a fad or medical breakthrough?  These days, many people are tracking their heart rate and movement to improve their general health. Learn how University of Arizona researchers are developing a new class of materials called “stretchable electronics” to monitor heart health, wound healing, athletic performance and more.  Marvin J. Slepian, MD, will share his progress on innovations that directly will impact patient care in the future.

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

WHEN:          WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 6 P.M.

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


Marvin J. Slepian, MD, professor of medicine at the UA Sarver Heart Center, associate department head and professor of biomedical engineering, UA College of Engineering, and director, Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation (ACABI). 

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 or click on “Attend Events.” If you are unable to register online, please email 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: Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn


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03/09/2017 - 2:54am
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