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Featured in this issue: the poison center, the COP recognized as a top graduate school and the COP's Phoenix campus.

Three cheers for college achievers! Today's issue features faculty Erstad, Bootman, Murphy and Tong; students Tang, McKinley and the new initiates into the Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society; and alumnus Nice (left).

On April 8, the PharmD Class of 2012 took a giant step in their professional education: they ceremoniously put on the universal emblem of their profession, the white coat. Maggie Leadbetter (left) was one of the newly-coated students.

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

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The recently revamped college website continues to grow and improve. Read about new riches added to the site here.

Marie Chisholm-Burns, PharmD, MPH, professor and head of the Pharmacy Practice and Science Department at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, received the 2011 Nicholas A. Cummings Award from the National Academies of Practice on March 26.

The College of Pharmacy in Tucson will receive telemedicine equipment (such as the system shown at left) as part of a grant to expand training of Arizona health professionals in the team care of older adults.

While the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center answers the public’s questions about radiation exposure, drug interactions, synthetic marijuana, and scorpion stings, as well as many other potentially life-threatening topics, lawmakers are debating slashing 94 percent of federal support for the nation’s poison control

There’s a new free smartphone application that could save you precious minutes in a health emergency. It connects you quickly to the poison center nearest you, where you’ll get free and confidential advice from medical experts.

Christopher Hulme (left), associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, will be one of five University of Arizona faculty members featured in the UA at the Leading Edge activities slated to take place March 29.

On April 8, the Class of 2012 will don the symbol of their profession, the white coat, in preparation for a year of clinical experiences.

The college is participating in the Interprofessional Senior Mentor Program, for which Jeannie Lee (left) is an adviser.

Nominations are now open for awards such as the Findlay E. Russell Distiguished Citizen Award, for which Elaine Jacobson (left) and her husband, Myron, were selected last year.

Who loves ya, baby? A lot of people love us. The College of Pharmacy got about 50 valentines!

Featured in this issue for their recent achievements are John Murphy (left), Christopher Hulme, Shepin Chen, Jessica DiLeo, Matthew Borrego and Dennis Raisch.

Read all about it! The college will participate in a national diabetes conference to be held in Tucson, COP is still nationally ranked, a national healthcare quality expert will speak here, and poison prevention week is coming to an end. Don't miss the video of the preschoolers.

COP took home a host of accolades from the 50th Anniversary Meeting of the Society of Toxicology, including four awards for PhD student Alexandria Lau (left).

And you thought watching the TV series House MD was just for entertainment. Wrong! You can also learn a lot about how to research the answers to medical questions. Just ask Karolina Seminova (left).

  • Find a packet of something labeled K2 in your teen’s pocket and need to know what it is?
  • Think your aging parent took an extra dose of her medication?
  • Wondering if you need the ER for that painful scorpion sting?