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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.

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.

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. 

Search commences for new dean

We reprint the Dec. 18 memo announcing the formation of a dean's search advisory committee.

COP faculty member develops treatments for lung diseases

Heidi Mansour, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, is working to develop advanced dry powder inhalers to treat and prevent pulmonary diseases. 

El Rio Health Fair serves community

The college and Tucson Parks and Recreation jointly hosted the annual El Rio Health Fair, which this year drew approximately 500 people. Watch the video!

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.

Graduate students receive fellowships, research awards

Six College of Pharmacy graduate students (including Mahdi Gharaibeh and Guillermo Martinez-Ariza, left) were recognized with fellowships and research awards at the sixth annual awards luncheon Jan 15.

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.

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: April 12, 2016

The academic year may be nearing its close, but there still is plenty going on here! Find out about the upcoming picnic, a final blood drive, a new video featuring Sid Patanwala's class, an upcoming international dinner, a "prodrug" developed at UA, 3D scanning, a foundation started by a COP alumnus to support mental health research, and how to view last week's Coit Seminar. Told you - we're still hopping!

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.

COP team reaches Round 2 of ACCP competition

A COP team is one of 20 competitors to advance the second round of the ACCP Clinical Research Challenge. 

In the Spotlight: April 12, 2016

Today we honor alumnus Norton Goldberg and soon-to-be graduates Bradley Bingham (left), Raina Lad and Douglas Lee-Chan.

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.

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.

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Last updated: November 16, 2015
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