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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.

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

Daughter shares tales of Arizona's artistic pharmacist

Hal Empie was both Arizona's youngest licensed pharmacist and its oldest continuous resident artist. His daughter, Ann Empie Groves, shares the history of this druggist-business owner-cartoonist-painter.

College celebrates UA's 100th Homecoming

Perfect weather, a Wildcat gridiron victory and fun encounters with friends and fans – UA’s 100th Homecoming was beyond excellent in nearly every way!

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.

From the Senior Vice President: Interim dean appointed

John Murphy was appointed Nov. 3, 2015 to serve as interim dean of the UA College of Pharmacy, effective immediately.

Drugging the 'undruggable:' COP researcher investigates new flu treatments

Flu season 2015 has arrived, making the work of one College of Pharmacy researcher important to all of us. Jun Wang in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology is developing new, effective treatments for the influenza A virus. 

Poison center works with community collaborative against overdoses

The Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center is a partner in the Pima County Medicine Abuse Prevention Initiative Collaborative (MAPIC), which was formed about a year ago to address the prescription drug overdose problem in Southern Arizona.

Grants: Aug. 31, 2015

This Bulletin section describes recently awarded grants on which College of Pharmacy employees are principal investigators or play other significant roles. This edition features Jun Wang (left),  Jeannie Lee and Dan Malone.

COP students explore pharmacy education, practice in Thailand

Eight PharmD students spent part of their summer experiencing aspects of pharmacy, as well as culture and food, in Bangkok, Thailand. Through the trip, UA COP students learned about pharmacy education and practice in a different culture and location. 

Welcome, new students!

The beginning of a new academic year means greeting many newcomers to our college. This year's PharmD class is larger than ever; in addition, 13 new students with a scientific bent have joined our graduate studies program.

UA College of Pharmacy to launch Phoenix program

Beginning Fall Semester 2016, a cadre of students enrolled in the University of Arizona PharmD program will take three years of their classroom studies in Phoenix.

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.

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. 

Arizona poison centers welcome approval of new snake antivenom, plan research

With the approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on May 6 of a new antivenom to treat rattlesnake bites, the two poison control centers in Arizona are on track to begin research into the best utilization of snakebite medicines.

Graduate students receive fellowships, research awards

Six College of Pharmacy graduate students (including Mahdi Gharaibeh and Guillermo Martinez-Ariza, left) were recognized with fellowships and research awards at the sixth annual awards luncheon Jan 15.

Honor a colleague. Start your nomination now!

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Awards for Excellence given by the College of Pharmacy. These annual awards recognize outstanding achievement on the job. Dirk Timmermann (left) was one of the winners last year.

In the Spotlight: Jan. 19, 2016

Today we highlight faculty members Glenn Sipes (left) and Hanna Phan.

Pop Quiz: Faculty & Communications

Today's brain teaser is specifically for faculty: how does the COP Communications office serve you?

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.

COP in the News: May 7, 2015

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

COP in the News: April 17, 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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