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When you have nearly 500 really smart students and more than 40 renowned faculty members all working hard to learn and discover, you have many success stories to tell. And that doesn't even account for the great things our 3,000+ alumni, 1,000 preceptors and many other supporters are doing in their lives. Learn more about the people and programs here at the College of Pharmacy. Just click on one of the tabs below to read more about our students, research, and accomplishments.

COP toxicology grad helps clean up risky contamination

Deborah McKean, MS toxicology 1984, works with the EPA to lead and advise cleanup of hazardous waste sites, including the Libby Superfund asbestos contamination in Montana. Photo by United States Environmental Protection Agency. 

Alumna plays central role in award-winning HIV clinic

Read how alumna Connie Chan, PharmD 2012, serves a central role at the nationally recognized HIV clinic at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.

Scholarship luncheon thanks donors, celebrates students

Friends and students of the college gathered Sept. 18 to honor the many benefactors who make scholarships and fellowships possible (including Betty Fink, left), as well as COP students selected for the awards.

A Strong Presence at Annual ISPOR Meeting

Seven graduate students, three faculty members, and two HOPE researchers received some impressive accolades!

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: How a UA Researcher is Tackling the Issue

Jenny Lo-Ciganic, PhD, has been awarded a $100,000 grant to develop ways to help identify patients at risk of inappropriate use of prescription opioids

Researchers Create Unique Catalog of Diseases Linked to Immune System Gene Variations

Generated by a study by researchers with the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the catalog could help identify individuals who are at risk for autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis.

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jeannie Lee

Researcher Plays a Critical Role in Geriatric Health Care

PharmCamp Students Demonstrate Their Skills

Middle school students experience careers in pharmacy and health sciences during summer camp
AzPA Recognizes UA Pharmacy Colleagues

Colleagues presented with Exemplary Patient Care Award, Distinguished Young Pharmacist and Bowl of Hygeia Award

A Strong Presence at Annual ISPOR Meeting

Seven graduate students, three faculty members, and two HOPE researchers received some impressive accolades!

New PharmD Grad Opens Pharmacy in Florence, AZ

Kenneth Leutz, PharmD, completed rotations in underserved areas in AZ and is preparing to open a pharmacy in this rural town

MotherToBaby Arizona urges pregnant women to eat, drink wisely during holidays

MotherToBaby Arizona is the new name for the free and confidential statewide public service that provides up-to-date information about the possible effects that drugs, chemicals, viruses and other exposures may have on a developing baby during pregnancy and breastfeeding. This unit of the Arizona Poision and Drug Information Center is alerting pregnant women to be cautious about the foods and beverages they sample at upcoming holiday parties. 

Arizona poison center issues tips to prevent food poisoning at holiday gatherings

“By being careful how you prepare and store food, you often can avoid offering food poisoning a seat at your table,” says Keith Boesen, PharmD, CSPI, director of the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center in the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy.

Associate professor of pharmacy named geriatrician of the year

Each year, the Arizona Geriatrics Society recognizes and honors exemplary and outstanding health care professionals who are passionate about caring for older adults and have made significant contributions in the field of geriatric medicine or gerontology. This year, Jeannie Lee received the honor.

Dean's Message

Rick Schnellmann joined the UA College of Pharmacy as dean Aug. 1. In this first Bulletin since his arrival, he shares a few thoughts with employees and students. 

UA COP brings home Weaver Award

The UA COP received the Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award at the 2016 American Association of College of Pharmacy Annual Meeting.

Grants: Aug. 23, 2016

Learn about College of Pharmacy faculty's new research projects and the grants to fund them.

College alters admissions calendar, qualifications

The college’s Admissions Committee decided to make two significant changes this fall, one affecting when we admit applicants to the doctor of pharmacy program and another expanding who qualifies for admission.

COP in the News: Oct. 10, 2016

COP in the News keeps you up to date on stories about the College of Pharmacy in the media.

COP in the News: May 2, 2016

COP in the News keeps you up to date on stories about the College of Pharmacy in the media. 

COP in the News: April 12, 2016

COP in the News keeps you up to date on stories about the College of Pharmacy in the media.

COP in the News: Jan. 19, 2016

COP in the News keeps you up to date on stories about the College of Pharmacy in the media.

Originally posted: August 29, 2013
Last updated: November 16, 2015
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