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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 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.

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.

Epidemiologist joins HOPE Center

The HOPE Center is pleased to welcome Jenny (Wei-Hsuan) Lo-Ciganic, who joined the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science as an assistant professor.

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.

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.

UA & Prepharmacy

UA freshmen interested in future admission to the UA College of Pharmacy should read this announcement about academic advising.

A sunny future gleams for the Class of 2015

The sky was overcast on the morning of the College of Pharmacy’s Graduation Convocation 2015, but graduating students’ smiles more than made up for the gray horizon and cool temperatures of May 15.

Patient Education Council arranges screenings of hundreds of patients

The Patient Education Council (PEC) planned student pharmacist participation in numerous health fairs and other events where pharmacy students screened hundreds of patients this year.

‘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 'superstars' to be recognized at Homecoming celebration

During a Homecoming celebration Oct. 23, COP will show deep gratitude to four super achievers (including Mary Ryan, left) who have made amazing contributions to the college and the profession.

COP in the News: Oct. 7, 2015

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

Scholarship luncheon thanks donors, celebrates students

Friends and students of the college gathered Sept. 18 to honor the many benefactors who make scholarships and fellowships possible (including Betty Fink, left), as well as COP students selected for the awards.

MMC celebrates 10th anniversary with ‘gridiron’ battle

Touchdown! Employees at the Medication Management Center are cheering for the Arizona Wildcats and celebrating the 10th anniversary of their first-of-its-kind, pharmacist-run call center.

COP in the News: March 13, 2015

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

COP in the News: Feb. 13, 2015

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

COP in the News: Jan. 26, 2015

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

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.

Originally posted: August 29, 2013
Last updated: October 8, 2015
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