Alumni Potpourri January - February 2013

This page is a miscellany of many kinds of information about people who are alumni of the UA College of Pharmacy. To contribute your own tidbits, use our Stay in Touch form or email your photo and information to the alumni affairs staff.

News from January & February 2013

Amy Grizzle, PharmD 1990, and Ed Armstrong, PharmD 1980, were among College of Pharmacy staff who welcomed medical liaisons from MedImmune to Tucson for pharmacoeconomic training January 30-31. Center for Health Outcomes and PharmacoEconomic Research faculty gave presentations and led interactive discussions and workshops. Grizzle worked with the company to develop content and facilitated the program. Armstrong was one of the faculty presenting.

smiling blonde womanJanet Cooley, PharmD 2006, College of Pharmacy director of experimental education, helped to organize a preceptor education day held Feb. 9 in Phoenix. The training was a partnership between the University of Arizona and Midwestern College of Pharmacy attended by preceptors affiliated with both colleges. Faculty included Lindsay Davis, PharmD 2003, who is an assistant professor at Midwestern (see next entry).


Lindsay Davis, PharmD 2003, and 26 other participants graduated from the Teaching and Learning Certificate Program of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy last fall. The program offers live interactive workshops taught by nationally acclaimed faculty and preceptors. Its focus is preparing clinical educators with a systematic and foundational core of educational principles and practices. Currently 200 participants are enrolled in this program.

older man with mustacheRichard Wiedhopf, BSPharm 1965, COP assistant dean of finance and facilities, was mentioned in the Dec. 2012 issue of Desert Leaf, a Tucson magazine distributed to communities in the Catalina Foothills, in a story about the Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society and its work on Pima Prickly Park. Wiedhopf is president of the society, which is constructing a demonstration garden at the park filled with cacti and other desert flora indigenous to the Arizona landscape.


Norman Algert, BSPharm 1963, reports he is still working at a pharmacy in Shepherd, Texas, one day a week. He just turned 76, and plans to retire in 2016.

Jaymie Arnold, PharmD 2005, has relocated to the Santa Fe, N.M., area after working for the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy as a pharmacist/clinical instructor for five years. She is working at the Southwest Care Center, which is a local nonprofit specializing in the treatment of HIV and HCV.

Matthew Bertsch, PharmD 2012, working with current students, created a video and entered it into the national 2013 APhA-ASP PharmFlix Video Contest on behalf of the college’s chapter of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists.

Youchin Huh and Justin VandenBerg, both PharmD 2012, presented to Tucson Medical Center pharmacy staff in January as part of their TMC residency experience. Vandenburg's presentation was titled "Neuropathic pain: You've got a lot of nerve;" Huh gave a talk on fluid and electrolyte replacement.

middle aged white manMark Pulido, BS Pharmacy 1976, and his wife, Donna Walker, announce the spring release of the 2010 Pulido~Walker Cabernet Sauvignon from Panek Vineyard. To learn the story of their inaugural vintage, visit the Pulido~Walker website.

Originally posted: August 29, 2013
Last updated: August 16, 2014
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