January-March 2015

Spring is here and so is your first alumni newsletter of 2015. Check out what has happened since last year:

  • Thomas family donates museum items
  • Alumnus helps develop drugs for hepatitis C
  • Win rewards for 'being social'
  • COPers initiate recognition for adult diabetes program
  • Get app for easy links to COP, jobs
  • Students, alumni place in residency programs
  • Alumni Potpourri January-March
  • Coming Up
  • New program aimed at recruiting more scientists
  • In Memoriam


Thomas family donates museum items

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.

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Alumnus helps develop drugs for hepatitis C

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

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Win rewards for 'being social'

The Univerity of Arizona Alumni Association has launched a new social media program designed to keep you in the loop on all things University of Arizona. Every month it will award prizes to multiple users. All you have to do is sign up and start sharing news that the association will send to you in special emails. You can earn points and win UA gear, tickets and memorabilia.

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COPers initiate recognition for adult diabetes program

The adult diabetes education program based in the Abrams Public Health Center adjacent to  Banner - University Medical Center South in Tucson recently received recognition by the Education Recognition Program of the American Diabetes Association. Maryam Fazel, alumna and assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, and Alaa Bagalagel, ambulatory care pharmacy resident, led the effort to obtain the recognition.
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Get app for easy links to COP, jobs

A new app for College of Pharmacy mobile device users, developed by RXinsider, is now ready for download onto your phone or tablet! The mobile application provides resources on pharmacist jobs, events, continuing education and alumni and preceptor resources.

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Students, alumni place in residency programs

Congratulations to the 44 COP graduating students and alumni, including Pritesh Patel from the Class of 2015 (right), who were recently matched with PGY1, PGY2, and combined PGY1/PGY2 residency programs.

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Alumni Potpourri January-March

Read brief updates about your classmates and friends! This issue includes news about Brian Erstad, John Musil (shown here), Paul Myrdal and several others.

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Coming Up

This Friday the PharmD Class of 2016 holds its White Coat Ceremony. This list provides information about it and several other events you may wish to attend!

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New program aimed at recruiting more scientists

A new National Institutes of Health-funded program involving six University of Arizona colleges and the BIO5 Institute is aimed at increasing diversity in the ranks of environmental health scientists. Alumnus Walt Klimecki (shown here) is part of the project.
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In Memoriam

We are saddened to learn of the deaths of William Remers and Scott Harrington.
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More News For You

This Staying In Touch newsletter to alumni publishes about four times a year. If you would like to hear about what's going on at the college more frequently and in more detail, add yourself to the distribution list for the College of Pharmacy Bulletin, another e-newsletter which publishes every two to three weeks during fall and spring semesters and includes more stories about faculty and students. Simply let the Bulletin editor know (link sends e-mail) you'd like to be on that list. She'll need your name and email.

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