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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.

On the road to success with COP’s 2015 grads

The 2015 graduates of the College of Pharmacy have begun their “real lives” after receiving their degrees May 15. What paths did they choose?

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.

Cooley appointed associate interprofessional education director

Janet Cooley, director of experiential education for the COP and assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, has been appointed as the college’s associate interprofessional education director. 

Steps to a good night's sleep

How can pharmacists help older adults who have trouble sleeping? Jeannie Lee has some answers. 

Answering your questions about Zika

Due to the recent news reports of Zika virus infection, MotherToBaby Arizona and the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center have put together helpful answers to common questions. 

COP faculty members identify food additive that may help prevent skin cancer

Georg Wondrak and Donna Zhang, researchers at the College of Pharmacy, have discovered that a compound found in the natural food additive annatto can prevent skin damage from UV radiation. 

In the Spotlight: May 2, 2016

Thanks again to three employees who were recognized with awards April 19 for their meaningful contributions to the College of Pharmacy and to one who was nominated, to a staffer who was recognized by Lo Que Pasa and her director, and to four students who volunteered to appear in a new recruiting video for the PharmD program. And congrats to Laurence Hurley on his recent award!

Interprofessional rotation trains students in collaboration

Kate Johnson coordinates an interprofessional education rotation at the Medication Management Center that helps students learn to communicate and collaborate with other health professionals.

First QUAD Olympics raises fun and funds

On April 2, the UA chapter of APhA-ASP hosted the first QUAD Olympics event. 

Class of 2017 outfitted for rotations

April 8 was a special day for the Class of 2017: for the first time, they formally donned the long white coats that symbolize their profession, marking the end of their classroom training and the beginning of their clinical rotations.

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.

Watch out for baby snakes

Baby rattlers are born in July and August in Arizona. They are small and do not have a rattle - so it is possible to receive a bite without realizing you have encountered a snake.

FYI for COP: May 2, 2016

In this issue of FYI, find an invitation to our graduating PharmDs' senior project poster presentation, an announcement of a new startup company that has licensed technology to treat depression, information about AzPA's upcoming 2016 Annual Conference, a call for award nominations for top health and medical leaders, an invite to a "pie party," an update on Kappa Psi's clothing drive for Big Brothers Big Sisters, a reminder for news interviewees and a tip if you are feeling down.

Pop Quiz: Arizona Facts

How well do you know the state of Arizona?

COP student competes in National CLARION Interprofessional Case Competition

Kaitlyn Skulkan, PharmD Class of 2016, competed with other UAHS students in the National CLARION Interprofessional Case Competition April 15-16 in Minneapolis.

PharmD Class of 2016 students publish research

Read about seven fourth-year COP PharmD students who have published or presented research in various academic journals and conferences this year.

COP in the News: Nov. 24, 2015

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

COP in the News: Nov. 10 , 2015

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

COP in the News: Oct. 27, 2015

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

COP in the News: Oct. 7, 2015

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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