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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.

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 alumnus part of military response to Ebola outbreak

Now an Air Force major, COP alumnus Zach Finney recently returned from a mission to Liberia to support the international response to the Ebola outbreak there.

Celebrate with us at Homecoming

It's past time to register for Homecoming! Do it now! Homecoming is this Friday and Saturday - the parade starts at 2 p.m. Saturday.

4 to receive awards during Homecoming

Four outstanding folks, including Kevin Boesen (left), have been selected to receive awards during Homecoming.

Making lives better for kids with asthma

Hanna Phan, assistant professor in the department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, is passionate about helping kids who have asthma.

8 named to new COP Finance Advisory Committee

The new Finance Advisory Committee is to advise the dean regarding financial affairs relative to college budgets, strategic plan implementation and outcomes.

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).

COP students, alumni placed in residency programs

Congratulations are in order for the 44 COP graduating students (including Pritesh Patel, left) and alumni who were recently matched with PGY1, PGY2, and combined PGY1/PGY2 residency programs.

Career symposium draws more than 60 attendees

The COP Graduate Student Council hosted a Pharmacy Professional and Graduate Student Symposium March 6 to introduce graduate and pharmacy students to career opportunities in industries outside of academia, hospital pharmacy and community pharmacy.

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!

‘Tis a season that includes poisonings, center warns

House guests, toys and their batteries and poisonous plants may all result in incidences of accidental poisoning during the holiday season, the experts at the Arizona Poison and Drug Information say.

COP students team up with El Rio Neighborhood Center for free health fair for Tucson community

A free Health and Safety Fair will be held Saturday, September 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the El Rio Neighborhood Center at 1390 W. Speedway Blvd.

Watch out for bites from ‘invisible’ snakes, Arizona Poison and Drug Information 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.

Faculty members awarded $1.7 million to investigate exposure to arsenic

Two University of Arizona College of Pharmacy faculty members have been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health of $1.7 million over five years to investigate arsenic exposure and its biochemical effects on the body.

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.

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.

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.

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: Dec. 16, 2014

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

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.

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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.

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