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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.

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.

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.

Career symposium targeted to PhD, PharmD students

This student-organized symposium is designed to introduce graduate and pharmacy students to career opportunities in areas outside of academics, hospital and community pharmacy. 

Happy Valentine's Day from COP

Happy Valentine's Day to and from the College of Pharmacy!

Graduate students receive fellowships, award

Seven College of Pharmacy graduate students, including Andrew Ambrose (left), were recognized with fellowships and research awards Jan. 16.

Graduate students receive fellowships

Congratulations to the seven graduate students, including Andrew Ambrose, who received College of Pharmacy fellowships.

‘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.

Happy Valentine's Day from COP

Happy Valentine's Day to and from the College of Pharmacy!

Pick Your Poison conference set for April 10 & 11

Registration is now open for an April conference in Scottsdale, Arizona that will offer continuing education credits in toxicology to physicians, pharmacists, nurses, emergency medical service personnel and others.

Out with old; please use new COP logo

We're beggin' ya. Please use the new UA College of Pharmacy logos approved a few months ago.

FYI for COP: Feb. 13, 2015

This issue of FYI is chock-full of information you won't find anywhere else, such as how to watch a video presentation by an alumnus who helped develop a new hepatitis C drug, special Rec Center hours just for people like us, Responsible Conduct of Research workshops, when and why a student group is heading to Panama, the 4th Annual Vampire Cup and a former COP board member's passing.

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.

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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Last updated: October 29, 2014
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