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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.

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.

PharmD students travel to Japan

Fourteen PharmD students traveled to Kobe, Japan with Michael Katz, director of international programs for the college. The students learned about pharmaceutical practices, toured local hospitals and experienced Japanese culture.

COP welcomes students back with a picnic: Watch the VIDEO

COP welcomed PharmCats back with an afternoon picnic which included music, food and even an ice bucket challenge.

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.

It's snakebite season again in Arizona

As the temperatures in Arizona warm up, so do rattlesnakes -- that means the reptiles, who hibernate during cold months, are out and about once again.

In the Spotlight: Nov. 19, 2014

We're busting our buttons over the recent accomplishments of COP stars, including Amanda Greer (left).

COP students participate in All Souls Procession

Four COP students participated in this year's All Souls Procession AIDS Education and Awareness AIDS ribbon to raise awareness about the effects of HIV/AIDS in early November. 

Skin disease drug finally wins approval

A synthetic hormone developed years ago by UA faculty, including COP alumnus Robert Dorr (left), can now be marketed in Europe, and U.S. approval will be sought next.

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 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.

COP in the News: Jan. 9, 2014

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

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