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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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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!

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.

‘’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.

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.

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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