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<p>Gift to Jack G. Copeland Endowment; UA's Dr. Joseph Alpert Receives National 'Gifted Teacher Award'</p>

People and Programs On The Move At the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center (AHSC)

Gift from Desert Toyota Supports Work of Dr. Jack Copeland
Desert Toyota has made a $5,000 gift to The Jack G. Copeland, MD, Endowed Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery. The gift, presented by owner Brent Berge and General Manager Jerry Cannella, added to a previous donation of the same amount.
The chair supports the work of Dr. Copeland, an internationally renowned heart surgeon, and his team at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center.

In November, Desert Toyota helped sponsor a dinner held to celebrate gifts to the endowment, which have exceeded $3 million.

"We are honored to benefit from the hard work and generosity of the Desert Toyota family," Dr. Copeland said. "Our success in treating heart failure depends on private support from forward-thinking leaders like Mr. Berge and Mr. Cannella."

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, a center of excellence at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, is comprised of more than 150 physicians and scientists working together toward "a future free of heart disease and stroke" through research, education and patient care. To learn more, visit www.heart.arizona.edu


UA's Dr. Joseph Alpert Receives National `Gifted Teacher Award'
Joseph S. Alpert, MD
, head of the University of Arizona Department of Medicine and the Robert and Irene P. Flinn Professor of Medicine, was selected by the American College of Cardiology to receive its 2004 Gifted Teacher Award.
An internationally noted cardiologist, Dr. Alpert was recognized for his innovative, outstanding teaching characteristics and compassionate qualities. Because of these attributes, he has made major contributions to the field of cardiovascular medicine.

Dr. Alpert will receive this prestigious national award March 9 at the American College of Cardiology's 53rd Annual Scientific Session in New Orleans.