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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, 700 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.

Skin disease drug finally wins approval

A synthetic hormone developed years ago by UA faculty, including COP alumnus Robert Dorr (left), can now be marketed in Europe, and U.S. approval will be sought next.

COP alumnus part of military response to Ebola outbreak

Now an Air Force major, COP alumnus Zach Finney recently returned from a mission to Liberia to support the international response to the Ebola outbreak there.

Celebrate with us at Homecoming

It's past time to register for Homecoming! Do it now! Homecoming is this Friday and Saturday - the parade starts at 2 p.m. Saturday.

4 to receive awards during Homecoming

Four outstanding folks, including Kevin Boesen (left), have been selected to receive awards during Homecoming.

COP faculty member initiates recognition of UAMC Adult Diabetes Program

COP affiliates Maryam Fazel and Alaa Bagalagel initiated the process leading to the University of Arizona Medical Center's adult diabetes education program receiving recognition by the American Diabetes Association.

Epidemiologist joins HOPE Center

The HOPE Center is pleased to welcome Jenny (Wei-Hsuan) Lo-Ciganic, who joined the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science as an assistant professor.

Making lives better for kids with asthma

Hanna Phan, assistant professor in the department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, is passionate about helping kids who have asthma.

8 named to new COP Finance Advisory Committee

The new Finance Advisory Committee is to advise the dean regarding financial affairs relative to college budgets, strategic plan implementation and outcomes.

Student organization hosts interprofessional competition

The Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists recently organized their third annual Interprofessional Clinical Skills Competition. One of our PharmD students (at left -- guess who!) was on the winning team.

Students serve in Panama on Global Medical Brigades trip

Four UA College of Pharmacy students spent their Spring Break traveling to a developing country to provide healthcare services to an underserved rural community. 

COP students, alumni placed in residency programs

Congratulations are in order for the 44 COP graduating students (including Pritesh Patel, left) and alumni who were recently matched with PGY1, PGY2, and combined PGY1/PGY2 residency programs.

Career symposium draws more than 60 attendees

The COP Graduate Student Council hosted a Pharmacy Professional and Graduate Student Symposium March 6 to introduce graduate and pharmacy students to career opportunities in industries outside of academia, hospital pharmacy and community pharmacy.

‘Tis a season that includes poisonings, center warns

House guests, toys and their batteries and poisonous plants may all result in incidences of accidental poisoning during the holiday season, the experts at the Arizona Poison and Drug Information say.

COP students team up with El Rio Neighborhood Center for free health fair for Tucson community

A free Health and Safety Fair will be held Saturday, September 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the El Rio Neighborhood Center at 1390 W. Speedway Blvd.

Watch out for bites from ‘invisible’ snakes, Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center warns

Experts on venomous creatures at the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center advise gardeners, hikers, youngsters and other citizens to be especially cautious about rattlesnakes in the weeks ahead.

Faculty members awarded $1.7 million to investigate exposure to arsenic

Two University of Arizona College of Pharmacy faculty members have been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health of $1.7 million over five years to investigate arsenic exposure and its biochemical effects on the body.

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.

ABOR approves tuition increases

The Arizona Board of Regents on May 4 approved tuition hikes requested by the three state universities.

COP employees recognized for excellence

COP employees, including Liz Barta (left), were recognized for excellence during an Arizona Health Sciences Center ceremony May 6.

In the Spotlight: May 7, 2015

Read about the recent achievements of some of the college's superstar students, staff and faculty, including Serrine Lau (left),

COP in the News: March 13, 2015

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

COP in the News: Feb. 13, 2015

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

COP in the News: Jan. 26, 2015

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

COP in the News: Dec. 16, 2014

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: October 29, 2014
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