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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 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.

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

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. 

'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.

PharmD Class of 2016 students publish research

Read about seven fourth-year COP PharmD students who have published or presented research in various academic journals this year.

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.

First QUAD Olympics raises fun and funds

On April 2, the UA chapter of APhA-ASP hosted the first QUAD Olympics event. 

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.

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 17, 2016

Congratulations to three students who took second place in the inaugural AACP Clinical Research Challenge, the associate professor who has been approved as a fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the preceptor who was voted "Best Quality Improvement Preceptor of 2015-2016."

Poison center holds informational events

The Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center participated in two seminars at the College of Medicine – Phoenix in April. 

Rotators, fellows gain experience at poison center

Learn about the various types of professionals who train at the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center. 

Pop Quiz: Hood Colors

Do you know which colors represent the UA health sciences at graduation? 

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.

Originally posted: August 29, 2013
Last updated: November 16, 2015
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