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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, 1,000 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.

Alumni, friends increase scholarship opportunities

Over the past several years, the College of Pharmacy has seen significant growth in scholarships for PharmD students, thanks to alumni (including Tom Reed, left) and friends of the college.

COP toxicology grad helps clean up risky contamination

Deborah McKean, MS toxicology 1984, works with the EPA to lead and advise cleanup of hazardous waste sites, including the Libby Superfund asbestos contamination in Montana. Photo by United States Environmental Protection Agency. 

Alumna plays central role in award-winning HIV clinic

Read how alumna Connie Chan, PharmD 2012, serves a central role at the nationally recognized HIV clinic at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.

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.

Rotators, fellows gain experience at poison center

Learn about the various types of professionals who train at the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center. 

College celebrates at end-of-year picnic

Share the 2016 COP End-of-the-Year Picnic festivities by reading about award winners and watching this fun video.

Meet your Awards for Excellence nominees

The nominations are in for the college’s 2016 Awards for Excellence, and the committee of judges has been hard at work reviewing the packets. Read about the nominees in this story. 

COP faculty participate in interprofessional workshop

Several COP faculty members and employees participated in a recent faculty development workshop titled “Advancing the Future of Healthcare through Interprofessional Learning.” 

Students' project wins research award

A Class of 2017 COP student represented his team and their project at the Annual CPNP Meeting. Their project beat out fellows and residents to win the Research Trainee Award. 

CPNP completes its first year

The COP chapter of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists, founded by Brittney Dewey, Class of 2017 (left), has had an eventful and successful first year.

Seniors present research projects

Members of the PharmD Class of 2016 presented the research projects that they've been working on for the past 18 months.

Students, faculty acknowledged at senior awards luncheon

Class of 2016 PharmD students and College of Pharmacy faculty members were recognized for outstanding performance at the COP senior luncheon May 11 at the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center.

UA College of Pharmacy Faculty Member Dr. Heidi Mansour Develops Inhalers to Treat Lung Diseases

Heidi M. Mansour, PhD, assistant professor at UA COP, is working to develop advanced dry powder inhalers to treat and prevent pulmonary diseases. 

UA Researchers Identify Food Additive That May Help Prevent Skin Cancer

Researcher at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy have discovered that a compound found in the natural food additive annatto prevents the formation of cancer cells and skin damage from UV radiaiton in mice. 

MotherToBaby Arizona Urges Pregnant Women To Eat, Drink Wisely during Holidays

As invitations to holiday parties start to arrive, MotherToBaby Arizona alerts pregnant women to be cautious about the foods and beverages they sample at these get-togethers.

Arizona poison centers warn of potential holiday dangers

With the holiday season in full swing, the experts from Arizona’s two poison centers warn everyone to be on guard for the unexpected. 

Students' project wins research award

A Class of 2017 COP student represented his team and their project at the Annual CPNP Meeting. Their project beat out fellows and residents to win the Research Trainee Award. 

CPNP completes its first year

The COP chapter of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists, founded by Brittney Dewey, Class of 2017 (left), has had an eventful and successful first year.

Class of 2016 gets a sunny send-off

Family and friends joined together on a sunny Tucson day to celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2016 and newly minted PhDs.

FYI for COP: May 17, 2016

In this issue of FYI, find faculty members getting "pied," see the UA College of Pharmacy wearing clown noses to raise money for childhood poverty, watch a Coit Seminar on streaming video, find your way to a hands-on workshop for the i2b2 database and learn about construction around UA Health Sciences. 

COP in the News: May 2, 2016

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

COP in the News: April 12, 2016

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

COP in the News: Jan. 19, 2016

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

COP in the News: Dec. 9, 2015

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: November 16, 2015
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