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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.

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.

Message from Dean Murphy*

Read a message from John Murphy, the COP interim dean. 

MMC employees gain empathy for the elderly

Staff at the Medication Management Center experienced an interactive training designed to increase their empathy for elderly patients. 

Klimecki, Cherrington accept interim roles

Faculty members Walt Klimecki (left) and Nathan Cherrington have accepted additional responsibilities in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

Students take action at provider status Q&A session

About 70 COP students attended a student-led question-and-answer session about provider status Sept. 30. During the session, they were invited to write letters to Arizona lawmakers to promote passing a law regarding provider status.

Johns Hopkins internship demonstrates importance of leadership

Andrew Garcia, a Class of 2017 PharmD student, completed a summer internship and grew to admire good leaders. 

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.

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!

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.

UA College of Pharmacy researchers link liver disease and drug metabolism

Researchers at the College of Pharmacy (including John Clarke, left) have discovered that nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), an increasingly common but often undiagnosed liver disease, could have significant medical implications for people with type 2 diabetes.

IPSF students help lead Global Health Conference

Members of the COP chapter of the International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation helped lead the Arizona Global Health Conference 2016 on Jan. 16.

NCPA reaches out to children with asthma

COP's student chapter of the National Community Pharmacists Association participates in the American Lung Association's Open Airways for Schools program.

In the Spotlight: Feb. 8, 2016

COPers rock! Check out our latest superstars, including PharmD student Supranee Soontornprueksa (left).

Pop Quiz: Color Copies

How much does a color copy cost? Test your knowledge! 

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.

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.

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