Centers headquartered at the College of Pharmacy make lives better for hundreds of thousands of Americans and citizens of other nations, too. Staff in the centers help communities clean up toxic waste, help patients use drugs effectively and wisely, and help you know what to do when you are exposed to poison.
This center not only answers nearly 70,000 calls a year from the public and healthcare professionals about exposures to poison and drugs, but also conducts research on antivenom for snake bite, spider bite and scorpion stings. The center is also home to the Arizona Pregnancy Riskline, which provides information about the safety of medications and other exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
This first-of-its-kind center was established in 2006 in response to the medication therapy management requirement of the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit. The innovative pharmacist-run call center provides many services to Medicare beneficiaries and participates in research on the effects of medication therapy management.
The Center for Health Outcomes and PharmacoEconomic Research assesses healthcare interventions from a clinical, economic and humanistic view. Research focuses include cost-effectiveness analysis, quality-of-life assessment, pharmaceutical policy analysis, and drug-use evaluation.
This unit investigates mechanisms by which exposures to environmental agents (and other stresses) contribute to human disease.
The Superfund Research Program at the University of Arizona is a collaborative research effort between toxicologists, biomedical researchers, environmental scientists and environmental engineers to address hazardous waste problems of the Southwest.
This center expands the training and exchange of U.S. and Mexican students concerning border environmental health issues and supports collaborative research projects on common environmental health and science issues.