Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 5:30pm
What: Students participating in a tobacco prevention program at Boys & Girls Club of Tucson clubhouses will visit the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center to learn about the heart and how tobacco affects it.
Who: Vincent Sorrell, MD, professor of clinical medicine, UA College of Medicine and Allan C. Hudson & Helen Lovaas Endowed Chair of Cardiovascular Imaging at Sarver Heart Center.
When: Thursday, April 22, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Sarver Heart Center (at University Medical Center), 1501 N. Campbell, Tucson
Focusing on 10- to 18-year-old students, the Boys & Girls Club of Tucson is offering a program, “Students Working Against Tobacco” (SWAT), at six clubhouses. Through SWAT, the students learn the bad things that tobacco can do to a body. Besides teaching about the heart, Dr. Sorrell will use an ultrasound probe to give students an opportunity to “look” at each other’s hearts. SWAT leaders rely on field trips such as this to keep students engaged in the program.