Alumni News

Celebrate the hard work and accomplishments from our most recent group of PharmCat graduates!

PharmD alumna Crystal Salgado received this award in May 2017 for the contributions that were made through the project Take Charge of Your Health.

The sale of UA startup SinfoníaRx to Tabula Rasa HealthCare, Inc. has been selected as the 2017 Deal of the Year by the Arizona chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.

I love coming back to Tucson for games and the new food scene. I have also continued financial support for the Wildcat Forever scholarship after receiving it myself years ago. Additionally, I'm working on multicenter trials with UA COP professors and colleagues with the Banner merge.

The pharmacy profession is one of the most versatile I have come across, which is why it appealed to me during my time as an undergraduate.

Remembering to take care of yourself as a whole person, not just as a student, will, in turn, allow you to take better care of your patients.

I currently work at Thayer Medical Corporation as the Director of Research and Development.

I am passionate that pharmacists can have a huge impact on many aspects of a patient's care from their financial concerns to their overall well-being.

Explore all options and don't be shy to reach out to others in different fields of pharmacy. You never know what you like until you actually do it. 

From PharmCamper '97 to Pharmacist '08: Dr. Rayna Vasquez's story

Fifty years after the first seminar was first held in Tucson, the Annual Southwestern Clinical Pharmacy Seminar brought together a host of College of Pharmacy alumni and students to learn, teach and interact with colleagues February 25-27, 2017.

Two PharmCats (including Andrew Garcia, left) have recently been appointed to posts with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Over the past several years, the College of Pharmacy has seen significant growth in scholarships for PharmD students, thanks to alumni (including Tom Reed, left) and friends of the college.

Read how alumna Connie Chan, PharmD 2012, serves a central role at the nationally recognized HIV clinic at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.

Hal Wand, a 1979 COP alumnus and executive director of the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy, is retiring after a long and illustrious pharmacy career.

The sons of Bob Thomas, a member of the college's first graduating class, have donated to the college antique pharmacy items Thomas found in the basement of a Rexall Drug Store that he purchased in Kendall City, Illinois, in the 1960s.

Now an employee of Gilead Sciences, Erik Mogalian, who got both a PharmD and PhD at COP, was part of a team that came up with a new drug to treat hepatitis C. He visited campus to tell us more Feb. 12

Now an Air Force major, COP alumnus Zach Finney recently returned from a mission to Liberia to support the international response to the Ebola outbreak there.

COP alumnus Hamad Al-Dhewalia, MS in pharmaceutical sciences 1988, has been named chief executive officer of the King Abdullah Medical Complex in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.