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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.

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!

COP looks to establish new endowed chair

The College of Pharmacy is well on its way to establishing a new endowed faculty chair, one that will support the current dean and future deans of the college.

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.

NCPA chapter to host 2nd charity golf tournament

The NCPA student chapter is hosting its second annual charity golf tournament in November. 

Check out our Pharmacy Day on the Mall video!

AphA-ASP held its annual Pharmacy Day on the Mall on Oct. 1

Teen with COP ties named Future Innovator of the Year

Rachel Done, a senior at University High School, was recognized with a Future Innovator of the Year award for her laboratory work with a COP professor.. 

ASCP teams up with St. Luke's Home

The COP chapter of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists held an ice cream social and a depression screening clinic at St. Luke's Home in September.

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.

Science internship program at UA pairs high school students with research mentors

The University of Arizona is set to welcome 48 high school students from across the state to campus as the annual KEYS (Keep Engaging Youth in Science) internship program gets underway on June 3. 

Medication Management Center selected to receive Pinnacle Award

The Medication Management Center at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy has been selected to receive a 2013 Pinnacle Award from the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation.

Wildcats to Wildcats: COP reaches out to local elementary school

On Nov. 18, UA colleges and student clubs attended Math/Science Night at Whitmore Elementary School in Tucson. The evening is designed to engage Whitmore K-5 students (their mascot is also a “Wildcat”) in math and science activities.

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.

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.

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 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.

COP in the News: Feb. 11, 2014

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

COP in the News Jan. 23, 2014

COP in the News keeps you updated about mentions of the college in the media.

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