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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.

Educator-clinician-leader Charles Daniels loves life

For Charles Daniels, the time between ending his stint as a pharmacy student at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy in 1975 and working now at University of California-San Diego has been filled with good memories.

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.

Deep Dive Curriculum Review Committee to examine curricular structure

An 18-member "deep dive" committee has been appointed to investigate the UA College of Pharmacy curriculum and how it can be made more effective.

Meet our new employees

We extend a warm Wildcat welcome to employees who have been hired since our last report, including Jenny Lo-Ciganic (left).

SVP rolls out social media guidelines for AHSC units

The office of Senior Vice President for Health Sciences “Skip” Garcia has released new guidelines for all units of the Arizona Health Sciences Center regarding official social media use.

Shave the Date: Dr. Murphy loses his 'stache

Dr. Murphy shaves off his mustache to raise awareness for the Kappa Psi's newest philanthropy, the Movember Foundation. 

Results of Movember men's health initiative announced

Kappa Psi fraternity raised more than $1,500 for its newest philanthropic initiative: "changing the face" of men's health. Steve Dudley (left), Class of 2015, was recognized for having "The Most Awesome ‘Stache of Them All."

Students at UAMC South educate – and learn – through pharmacy publication

Student pharmacists at UAMC-South Campus publish Pharmacy Quarterly, a newsletter addressing questions pharmacists commonly encounter at the hospital. 

UA attends ASCP national conference

Eleven UA student members of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) attended the ASCP Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida Nov. 5-7. 

COP implements new technology for learning

From self-grading computerized exams, to automatic video lecture recordings and virtual online courses, to distance learning technology reminiscent of Star Wars holography, the College of Pharmacy is entering the future of learning technology.

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.

34 Tucson area high school students among 48 top Arizona students in UA science labs this summer

Thirty-four Tucson area high school students are among 48 interns enrolled in a seven-week summer science program at the University of Arizona. The KEYS (Keep Engaging Youth in Science) program began June 3, runs through July 19, and includes students from 13 Tucson high schools.

A pie to the face for a good cause

Watch the video of COP students willingly taking a pie to the face in the name of fundraising for the Warrior Dash, which benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Prepare to nominate an outstanding colleague

Nominations will open next week for the 2015 College of Pharmacy Awards of Excellence. Nominate a College of Pharmacy worker who goes above and beyond! 

COP students, alumni placed in residency programs

Congratulations are in order for the 44 COP graduating students (including Pritesh Patel, left) and alumni who were recently matched with PGY1, PGY2, and combined PGY1/PGY2 residency programs.

FYI for COP: April 3, 2015

Today's the deadline to register for the softball tournament! Don't miss that and more: a poster solicitation, the Target Case Study Competition, the IPSF international dinner, UA's new two-factor authentication for VPN and a forum to discuss the dean's five-year review.

COP in the News: Sept. 29, 2014

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

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