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Read more about he college'sconnection to a community outreach organization in Afghanistan through Nicki Scovis (shown here), a pharmacist in the Medication Management Center. Find out about a "Phone-a-thon" event happening now, new faculty member Lisa Whittington, what to do with news crews and other important tidbits.

University of Arizona president Robert Shelton signed an International Memorandum of Agreement Sept. 15, formalizing a partnership between The Universidad de Ciencias Médicas, San José (UCIMED) of Costa Rica and the UA colleges of pharmacy and medicine.

The agreement will facilitate, among other endeavors, short-term visits (rotations) of pharmacy and medical students and educators from The Universidad de Ciencias Médicas to the University of Arizona, and visits by UA faculty to the Costa Rican universit

UA winds up it 125th anniversary events with a very special Homecoming. Find out what is on tap campuswide and at the College of Pharmacy for Oct. 22-24.  At the college, we're combining traditional with some new events. Metta Lou Henderson, shown here, will be in the spotlight as the Pharmacy Alumna of the Year.

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has awarded a five-year, $1.6 million grant to Liwen Lai, PhD, a research professor at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, to study a novel agent for treating acute kidney injury.

Lisa Whittingtion, PharmD, has joined the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science.

Philip Schneider, associate dean for academic and professional affairs at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, has been named vice president and a fellow of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).

Barbara Collins, BS, MEd, has been appointed director of student services for the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy.

Hong-yu Li, PhD, has joined the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy as an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

Mazda Shirazi, MD, PhD, has been appointed medical director of the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center, effective July 1, 2010.

Did you ever think your ancestors' genes could play a role in how healthy you will be during your lifetime? Walt Klimecki is working on research aimed at better understanding the nature of the individual differences that make us unique--and uniquely responsive to environmental toxicants and prescribed drugs.

Robert Pittman graduated from the College of Pharmacy in 1984 and became the U.S. Public Health Service’s chief pharmacy officer and principal pharmacy consultant for the Indian Health Service.

Students learn many skills from Rick Herrier, including techniques for speaking with physicians and patients. Even the angry ones.

Monica Yellowhair's experience grewing up on a Navajo reservation hearing stories about uranium miners and the effects of uranium mining on their health led her to a life in research.

Maya Thompson, assistant director of pharmacy at the Indian Health Service hospital, supervises fourth-year pharmacy students on their clinical rotations working with Sells’ Native American population.

Soledad Granillo may have graduated from the University of Arizona in 1982, but that didn’t stop her alma mater from calling her back onstage at the 2007 College of Pharmacy Convocation--to present her the Preceptor of the Year award.

When Jennifer Esch walked down the stage to receive her diploma, she had much more than a high GPA. Esch graduated in May 2010 with more work experience than some people get their entire lives.

Most students begin to feel like pharmacists after completing rotations out in the field. However, Marjan Sepassi, a 2010 PharmD graduate, felt more like Sherlock Holmes during one of her experiences.

This 1977 COP graduate is a clinical instructor who teaches first-year pharmacy students. Along with teaching them pharmacy law and the top 200 drugs prescribed in the U.S. in his two-semester pharmaceutical calculations and pharmacy practice lab and lecture course, he says, “I share with them day-to-day experiences.” 

Jack Cole, former dean of the UA College of Pharmacy, says the biggest reward of being dean was the satisfaction of being able to provide students with a quality pharmacy education.

Ann Kerschen job-shadowed doctors and nutritionists. She thought about many other healthcare jobs. She considered majoring in math, physics, psychology and biochemistry. She played with the idea of being an ophthalmologist. Then she shadowed her step-cousin, a hospital pharmacist in Reno, Nev., and that cemented her decision.