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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 grad completes residency, plans wedding

Since graduating from the College of Pharmacy in 2012, Libby Giesler has continued her education by going into residency programs. After two years of advanced learning, she is now ready to launch her career and make big changes in her personal life.

Alumna Rose Martin: Karate trainer, MMC director

You don’t have to be a second-degree black belt in karate to become the director of the Medication Management Center, but then, Rose Martin is a bit of an overachiever.

COP graduate returns 'home' to Tucson

Ali McBride has been a busy man since he earned his PharmD degree at the UA College of Pharmacy in 2007. He's back in Tucson now, working at the UA Cancer Center.

Alumnus Bill Jones: 'Retirement' brings new role in patient care

Alumnus Bill Jones may be retired from his life as a hospital pharmacist, but he is still making patients lives better and still an enthusiastic PharmCat!

Welcome, new employees!

We're excited to welcome a large group of new employees, including Assistant Professor Sandipan Bhattacharjee (left) and numerous residents, to the college.

El Rio Community Health Center selected to receive Pinnacle Award

El Rio Community Health Center has been selected to receive a 2014 Pinnacle Award, and College of Pharmacy alumni and preceptors are a significant part of the reason. (Photo: Craig Thoburn)

COP scientists further anti-cancer drug development

A new grant for cancer research could be funding the development of a novel drug-like molecule that can kill cancer cells with little to no toxicity in the body.

Drug discovery: As close as a smartphone?

Imagine a chemist using her smartphone to develop potential compound candidates for new drugs. The scenario could come true if an idea by UA collaborator Eli Lilly & Co. is successful.

PharmD students travel to Japan

Fourteen PharmD students traveled to Kobe, Japan with Michael Katz, director of international programs for the college. The students learned about pharmaceutical practices, toured local hospitals and experienced Japanese culture.

COP welcomes students back with a picnic: Watch the VIDEO

COP welcomed PharmCats back with an afternoon picnic which included music, food and even an ice bucket challenge.

Meet our new students

More than 100 PharmD students and 15 graduate students joined the PharmCat family at the beginning of academic year 2014-2015.

PharmCamp 2014 introduces pharmacy to 100+ middle schoolers

The college hosted its annual series of PharmCamps May 27 - July 25, 2014.

COP announces online seminars concerning the impact of heterogeneity with drug therapy

The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy announces the availability of four no-cost online seminars that explain why it's important to consider heterogeneity when making healthcare treatment decisions.

Medication Management Center receives URAC Drug Therapy Management accreditation

The University of Arizona Medication Management Center (MMC), a unit of the UA College of Pharmacy, announced today that it has been awarded Drug Therapy Management accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based healthcare accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the healthcare industry. Accreditation is a rigorous and comprehensive evaluation process, and standards cover the essential parts of a DTM business.

Watch out for bites from ‘invisible’ snakes, poison 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.

College of Pharmacy leads national effort to improve drug warning systems

A research team at the UA College of Pharmacy, headed by Professor Dan Malone, is leading a national initiative to improve drug-drug interaction (DDI) alert systems.

COP collaborates on interprofessional Center for Integrative Medicine in Primary Care

The College of Pharmacy is a partner in a new $1.7 million grant to establish a Center for Integrative Medicine in Primary Care at the UA College of Medicine - Tucson.

In the Spotlight: Oct. 23, 2014

A number of students and faculty have done us proud lately, including Alyssa Hinchman (left), Kaitlyn Skulkan, J. Lyle Bootman, Ivo Abraham and Asad Patanwala.

FYI for COP: Oct. 23, 2014

In this edition of FYI, learn about how benefits-eligible UA employees must re-enroll for benefits, an event to celebrate some Pharmacy Practice and Science faculty (including Ed Armstrong, left), the first Coit Seminar of the academic year and how to nominate colleagues for teaching and mentoring awards.

Phoenix PharmD cohort program welcomes applicants

Want to go to pharmacy school in Phoenix? If you're a second-year UA PharmD student, you may apply until Nov. 14.

COP in the News: May 5, 2014

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

COP in the News: April 9, 2014

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

COP in the News: March 24, 2014

COP in the News keeps you up to date on stories about the College of Pharmacy in the media. Venomous creatures and pills brought the reporters to the poison center several times recently.

COP in the News Feb. 27, 2014

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

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