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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.

PharmCats sweep recognition at AzPA meeting

Four great employees of the Medication Management Center are among the 11 people with affiliations to the UA College of Pharmacy who left the Arizona Pharmacy Association meeting in June with new awards.

Class of 2015 graduate looks forward to her new job

Stasha Morris, PharmD Class of 2015, looks forward to a job at an outpatient pharmacy clinic with the Chickasaw Nation.

Class of 2015 president ‘gives 110%’

PharmD Class of 2015 graduate Amanda Condon reflects on her accomplishments in pharmacy school. 

Alumnus Hal Wand retiring from state board

Hal Wand, a 1979 COP alumnus and executive director of the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy, is retiring after a long and illustrious pharmacy career.

From the Senior Vice President: Interim dean appointed

John Murphy was appointed Nov. 3, 2015 to serve as interim dean of the UA College of Pharmacy, effective immediately.

Drugging the 'undruggable:' COP researcher investigates new flu treatments

Flu season 2015 has arrived, making the work of one College of Pharmacy researcher important to all of us. Jun Wang in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology is developing new, effective treatments for the influenza A virus. 

Poison center works with community collaborative against overdoses

The Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center is a partner in the Pima County Medicine Abuse Prevention Initiative Collaborative (MAPIC), which was formed about a year ago to address the prescription drug overdose problem in Southern Arizona.

Grants: Aug. 31, 2015

This Bulletin section describes recently awarded grants on which College of Pharmacy employees are principal investigators or play other significant roles. This edition features Jun Wang (left),  Jeannie Lee and Dan Malone.

Welcome Back Picnic: Relish the memory!

About 400 COPers (students, faculty and employees) enjoyed the annual Welcome Back Picnic on Sept. 3. Watch the video to see some of the highlights!

COP students explore pharmacy education, practice in Thailand

Eight PharmD students spent part of their summer experiencing aspects of pharmacy, as well as culture and food, in Bangkok, Thailand. Through the trip, UA COP students learned about pharmacy education and practice in a different culture and location. 

Welcome, new students!

The beginning of a new academic year means greeting many newcomers to our college. This year's PharmD class is larger than ever; in addition, 13 new students with a scientific bent have joined our graduate studies program.

UA College of Pharmacy to launch Phoenix program

Beginning Fall Semester 2016, a cadre of students enrolled in the University of Arizona PharmD program will take three years of their classroom studies in Phoenix.

College researchers discover molecular component of cinnamon prevents colorectal cancer in mice

A study conducted by researchers from the College of Pharmacy and the UA Cancer Center proved that adding cinnamaldehyde, the compound that gives cinnamon its distinctive flavor and smell, to the diet of mice protected the mice against colorectal cancer.

SinfoniaRx and Walmart come together to improve medication utilization

Medication therapy management technology originally developed by researchers and faculty at the College of Pharmacy and now licensed to SinfoníaRx will be utilized by Walmart pharmacies to improve patient health outcomes.

Murphy recognized for excellence in teaching, research, scholarship

John Murphy, PharmD, will be regonized by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy on Sunday, July 12 for his excellence as an educator. 

Arizona poison centers welcome approval of new snake antivenom, plan research

With the approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on May 6 of a new antivenom to treat rattlesnake bites, the two poison control centers in Arizona are on track to begin research into the best utilization of snakebite medicines.

In the Spotlight: Nov. 24, 2015

Today's edition of In the Spotlight features standout students (including Cyf Ramos Colón, left) and fantastic faculty. Read all about them!

Company founded at COP receives Start-Up Company of the Year Award

SinfoníaRx, the spin-off company from the COP’s Medication Management Center, has received statewide recognition as Start-Up Company of the Year.

Search begins for new Center for Toxicology director

The search is underway for a new director of the COP's Center for Toxicology.

Pop Quiz: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2015 is almost here. Here’s a quiz about famous Americans who descended from the founders of Plymouth Colony who celebrated the first day of thanks with the Wampanoag tribe in 1621.

COP in the News: Sept. 21, 2015

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

COP in the News: Aug. 31, 2015

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

COP in the News: July 14, 2015

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

COP in the News: May 20, 2015

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

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Last updated: November 16, 2015
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