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This story about independent pharmacies from the Tucson PBS station features two of our alumni, the owners of Reed's Compounding Pharmacy.

Does patient care improve when pharmacists are involved? Is Spice being banned? Two students are honored with awards, and much more. Read a compilation of media stories about the COP here.

A team of researchers led by Donna Zhang, PhD, has shown that a compound from the fruit of the Brucea javanica tree, when used in combination with chemotherapy, reduces cell proliferation and causes a reduction in tumor growth.

Sid Patanwala (left) and John Murphy, faculty members, are quoted in a story published by APhA about how UMC pharmacists prepared for an emergency such as the 1/8 mass shooting in Tucson.

According to Fiscal Year 2010 data about 74 colleges of pharmacy compiled by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, UA COP ranks among the top 10 schools of pharmacy in 11 out of 12 categories.

Georgina Ybarra's dream of becoming a pharmacist started when she was pregnant and took a convenient job at a Walgreens.

The dean of the College of Pharmacy has been elected to serve for three years on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

Marie Chisholm-Burns, head of the Pharmacy Practice and Science Department, has been chosen to receive a 2010 Vision Award from the University of Arizona’s Commission on the Status of Women.

A highlight of December 2010 was the celebration surrounding the conferral of an honorary degree to Patrick Soon-Shiong, a visionary in healthcare reform and an accomplished researcher and surgeon.

Who's making news for the college these days? Plenty of people. Check out stories in the media about COP and its faculty, students and staff here.

Graduating pharmacists in the Class of 2007 selected Soledad Granillo as the Preceptor of the Year. Click here to find out more about this Veterans Affairs Medical Center pharmacist who won the admiration of students.

The college’s Gamma Upsilon chapter has won Kappa Psi’s William R. Smith Most Improved Chapter Award for the 2009-2010 academic year.

Joshua Williams completed his PhD degree in pharmaceutical sciences in 2010 and along the way discovered a phenomenon that may lead to a weapon in the fight against skin cancer.

This edition of FYI includes info about the family of the college's first dean (including Penny Larsen, left), two grants that are available, the new Oro Valley building and how BIO5's Media Facility could save you money.

There's just no stopping COP students, faculty (such as Nathan Cherrington, left), staff and alumni when it comes to accomplishments.

Ever heard of "blackout in a can?" How about a pill that makes gray hair go away? Or the effect of a pharmacist's presence on a patient-care team? Hey, we've got experts on all these topics, as well as many others. Read a compilation of media stories about COP here.

College of Pharmacy faculty nominated Patrick Soon-Shiong (left), executive chairman of Abraxis Health and chairman of the Chan-Soon-Shiong Foundation, for an honorary doctor of science degree from the University of Arizona. UA President Robert Shelton will confer the degree during the December 2010 UA Commencement.

Nine members of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, including Rebekah Jackowski (left), and the director of student services are participating in the Arizona Assurance program, helping more than 20 undergraduates succeed as university students.

Danzhou Yang (left) has added a host of accomplishments to her résumé lately. Catch up with her and her fellow achievers Laurence Hurley, Daniel Malone, Walt Klimecki, Neha Giridharan and others here.

The College of Pharmacy National Advisory Board met in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., in October for its annual meeting. The board advises the dean on key issues and assists with the college’s long-term goal setting.