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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.

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.

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.

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. 

MMC holds 'national' costume contest

 The Medication Management Center and its business entities across the country teamed up for a friendly long-distance costume contest.

COP professor leads valley fever drug study

Here with the wind: Valley fever is spread by blowing dust. David Nix, a professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, is the principal investigator on a new clinical study of a valley fever drug.

COP implements new technology for learning

From self-grading computerized exams, to automatic video lecture recordings and virtual online courses, to distance learning technology reminiscent of Star Wars holography, the College of Pharmacy is entering the future of learning technology.

UA chapter attends APhA-ASP Midyear Regional Meeting

More than 30 UA College of Pharmacy students attended the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists Midyear Regional Meeting in Scottsdale from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. Aaron Leyba (left) was recognized as an outstanding member from the UA chapter.

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. 

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. 

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.

College of Pharmacy leads national effort to improve drug warning systems

A research team at the UA College of Pharmacy, headed by Professor Dan Malone, is leading a national initiative to improve drug-drug interaction (DDI) alert systems.

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. 

COP faculty member initiates recognition of UAMC Adult Diabetes Program

COP affiliates Maryam Fazel and Alaa Bagalagel initiated the process leading to the University of Arizona Medical Center's adult diabetes education program receiving recognition by the American Diabetes Association.

FYI for COP: March 2, 2015

Did you know? It's time to nominate for the Tong Distinguished Leadership Award, funds are available for projects that deal with student technology, an international dinner and Top Chef competition will tempt your tastebuds and the ASHP Interprofessional Clinical Skills Competition is coming up.

2 assistant professors publish studies about meds & older adults

Two assistant professors in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science (including Jeannie Lee, left) recently had articles published regarding their research examining the relationship between certain medications and community-dwelling older adults. 

Mr. & Ms. Pharmacy 2015 crowned

COP’s chapter of Phi Lambda Sigma held its annual Mr. Pharmacy Competition on Feb. 20, and this year’s competition also featured the first-ever Ms. Pharmacy category.  

COP in the News: May 21, 2014

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

COP in the News: May 5, 2014

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

COP in the News: April 9, 2014

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

COP in the News: March 24, 2014

COP in the News keeps you up to date on stories about the College of Pharmacy in the media. Venomous creatures and pills brought the reporters to the poison center several times recently.

Originally posted: August 29, 2013
Last updated: October 29, 2014
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