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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.

Alumnus named CEO of Saudi Arabian medical complex

COP alumnus Hamad Al-Dhewalia, MS in pharmaceutical sciences 1988, has been named chief executive officer of the King Abdullah Medical Complex in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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.

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. 

A pie to the face - for a good cause?!

Pharmacy students are raising funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Watch volunteers take a pie to the face on March 31. 

Happy Valentine's Day from COP

Happy Valentine's Day to and from the College of Pharmacy!

Graduate students receive fellowships, award

Seven College of Pharmacy graduate students, including Andrew Ambrose (left), were recognized with fellowships and research awards Jan. 16.

Graduate students receive fellowships

Congratulations to the seven graduate students, including Andrew Ambrose, who received College of Pharmacy fellowships.

‘’Tis the Season To Be Poisoned’ display at the Arizona Health Sciences Library through Jan. 9, 2014

A parody of the poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” by Clement Moore can be seen in “’Tis the Season To Be Poisoned,” a display by the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center now through Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in the Arizona Health Sciences Library (AHSL), Java City coffee bar area (Room 2101), 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson.

COP announces online seminars concerning the impact of heterogeneity with drug therapy

The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy announces the availability of four no-cost online seminars that explain why it's important to consider heterogeneity when making healthcare treatment decisions.

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.

FYI for COP: May 7, 2015

Today's FYI is chock full of information you'll want to know about, such as SWEHSC presenting summer camps for kids, undergrads who are training in COP labs being recognized at the 2015 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Poster Fair, extended library hours, the PharmD Class of 2017 presenting quality improvement posters, COP being featured in CareerTapp marketing video and technology camps for kids coming in June.

College celebrates end of the year with a picnic

The College of Pharmacy’s annual End-of-the-Year Picnic featured traditional hamburgers, hot dogs and beans, but there was a surprise theme when scores of students showed up wearing bright blue t-shirts emblazoned with the stylized image of a favorite professor.

IPSF holds 10th annual international dinner

On April 25, the COP chapter of the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation held its 10th annual international dinner at the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center. More than 110 people attended; proceeds went to benefit students traveling to Thailand and India this summer.
Phi Delta Chi hosts annual softball tournament

Every spring, the students of Phi Delta Chi organize a softball tournament to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This year was no different.

COP in the News: Nov 19, 2014

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

COP in the News: Oct 23, 2014

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

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.

COP in the News: Aug. 28, 2014

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

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