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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.

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.

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.

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. 

'Flipped' or 'blended' classes engage students

Some faculty members at the College of Pharmacy are using "flipped" and "blended" classroom models, two forms of active learning strategies.

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.

Upcoming events: White Coat, Coit Seminar, PLS workshop

A trio of COP events - the Coit Seminar, the Phi Lambda Sigma Spring Leadership Conference and the White Coat Ceremony - are coming up April 7 and 8.

Enterprising COP students launch medication-search tool

Three entrepreneurially-minded students of the PharmD class of 2017 have developed LinkX, a tool to help patients find the medication they need. 

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.

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.

College researchers discover molecular component of cinnamon prevents colorectal cancer in mice

A study conducted by researchers from the College of Pharmacy and the UA Cancer Center proved that adding cinnamaldehyde, the compound that gives cinnamon its distinctive flavor and smell, to the diet of mice protected the mice against colorectal cancer.

SinfoniaRx and Walmart come together to improve medication utilization

Medication therapy management technology originally developed by researchers and faculty at the College of Pharmacy and now licensed to SinfoníaRx will be utilized by Walmart pharmacies to improve patient health outcomes.

Murphy recognized for excellence in teaching, research, scholarship

John Murphy, PharmD, will be regonized by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy on Sunday, July 12 for his excellence as an educator. 

In the Spotlight: May 2, 2016

Thanks again to three employees who were recognized with awards April 19 for their meaningful contributions to the College of Pharmacy and to one who was nominated, to a staffer who was recognized by Lo Que Pasa and her director, and to four students who volunteered to appear in a new recruiting video for the PharmD program. And congrats to Laurence Hurley on his recent award!

Interprofessional rotation trains students in collaboration

Kate Johnson coordinates an interprofessional education rotation at the Medication Management Center that helps students learn to communicate and collaborate with other health professionals.

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. 

Meet your Awards for Excellence nominees

The nominations are in for the college’s 2016 Awards for Excellence, and the committee of judges has been hard at work reviewing the packets. Read about the nominees in this story. 

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.

COP in the News: July 14, 2015

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

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.

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Last updated: November 16, 2015
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