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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.

COP toxicology grad helps clean up risky contamination

Deborah McKean, MS toxicology 1984, works with the EPA to lead and advise cleanup of hazardous waste sites, including the Libby Superfund asbestos contamination in Montana. Photo by United States Environmental Protection Agency. 

Alumna plays central role in award-winning HIV clinic

Read how alumna Connie Chan, PharmD 2012, serves a central role at the nationally recognized HIV clinic at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.

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.

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.

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jeannie Lee

Researcher Plays a Critical Role in Geriatric Health Care

Telepharmacy: Helping Medication Management Center to Help Patients and Physicians

In 2006, 10 years after he received his PharmD from the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, Kevin Boesen, then a faculty member with the college, decided to follow through on what seemed like a great idea.

Rick G. Schnellmann appointed dean of UA COP

Beginning Aug. 1, 2016, Rick G. Schnellmann will be dean of the UA College of Pharmacy.

UA College of Pharmacy accepts outreach award

As announced last spring, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy selected our college for the 2016 Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award. Watch our VIDEO about some of the programs that helped us win!

White Coat Ceremony: Class of 2018

Video: Celebrate the Class of 2018's White Coat Ceremony

University of Arizona PharmD Students Prepare to Launch into Residencies Following Match Day

Connect2STEM Brings Community to UA's Phoenix Campus

More than 6,500 children and adults enjoyed a day full of science, technology, engineering and math activities at the UA College of Medicine.


Wishing all a happy holiday season and wonderful new year! 

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.

College alters admissions calendar, qualifications

The college’s Admissions Committee decided to make two significant changes this fall, one affecting when we admit applicants to the doctor of pharmacy program and another expanding who qualifies for admission.

Grants: Aug. 23, 2016

Learn about College of Pharmacy faculty's new research projects and the grants to fund them.

UA COP brings home Weaver Award

The UA COP received the Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award at the 2016 American Association of College of Pharmacy Annual Meeting.

Dean's Message

Rick Schnellmann joined the UA College of Pharmacy as dean Aug. 1. In this first Bulletin since his arrival, he shares a few thoughts with employees and students. 

COP in the News: May 2, 2016

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

COP in the News: April 12, 2016

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

COP in the News: Jan. 19, 2016

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

COP in the News: Dec. 9, 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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