UC San Diego Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center Honored for Design Excellence

The Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center, UC San Diego Health System

Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center, UC San Diego Health System

The region’s only comprehensive cardiovascular facility receives 2012 Modern Healthcare Award

UC San Diego Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center has received Modern Healthcare’s highest design honor, the 2012 Modern Healthcare Design Award. Out of more than one hundred entries, only one other project received this honor in 2012. … Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom

Cocoa May Enhance Skeletal Muscle Function

A small clinical trial led by researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine and VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) found that patients with advanced heart failure and type 2 diabetes showed improved mitochondrial structure after three months of treatment with epicatechin-enriched cocoa. Epicatechin is a flavonoid found in dark chocolate. … Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom

Test tubes in a laboratory.
Pam R. Taub, MD, principal investigator of the initial study, is now leading a larger clinical trial. Dr. Taub, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology, was named to the 2011 “San Diego’s Top Doctors” list.

The study’s senior investigator, Francisco J. Villarreal, MD, PhD, is professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology.  |  Read the abstract of the research report in Clinical and Translational Science

UC San Diego Researcher Awarded $5.3 Million for Breast Cancer Survivorship Study

Dr. Barbara A. Parker is an investigator in the new clinical trial described in “UC San Diego Researcher Awarded $5.3 Million for Breast Cancer Survivorship Study” from the UCSD Newsroom.

Barbara A. Parker, M.D., Medical Director of Oncology Services for the Moores UCSD Cancer Center, is Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Hematology-Oncology.