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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.

COP alumnus helps create new hepatitis C drug

Now an employee of Gilead Sciences, Erik Mogalian, who got both a PharmD and PhD at COP, was part of a team that came up with a new drug to treat hepatitis C. He visited campus to tell us more Feb. 12

Daughter shares tales of Arizona's artistic pharmacist

Hal Empie was both Arizona's youngest licensed pharmacist and its oldest continuous resident artist. His daughter, Ann Empie Groves, shares the history of this druggist-business owner-cartoonist-painter.

College celebrates UA's 100th Homecoming

Perfect weather, a Wildcat gridiron victory and fun encounters with friends and fans – UA’s 100th Homecoming was beyond excellent in nearly every way!

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.

Increasing diversity: NIH funds undergrad program in environmental health

A new National Institutes of Health-funded program involving six University of Arizona colleges and the BIO5 Institute is aimed at increasing diversity in the ranks of environmental health scientists.

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.

Class of 2015 presents senior posters

Members of the PharmD Class of 2015 presented the results of their senior research projects on May 12. 

Class of 2016 celebrates White Coat Ceremony

April 10 turned out to be a day to remember for the 99 doctor of pharmacy students who that afternoon began their transition from the classroom phase to the clinical phase of their pharmacy education. Watch the happy video!

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. 

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.

College researchers find novel therapeutic approaches targeting melanoma

A drug discovery research team at the College of Pharmacy and the UA Cancer Center has identified a novel compound that can potentially be used as a molecular weapon targeting malignant melanoma cells.

Increasing diversity: NIH funds UA undergrad program in environmental health

A new National Institutes of Health-funded program involving six University of Arizona colleges and the UA BIO5 Institute is aimed at increasing diversity in the ranks of environmental health scientists.

‘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 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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