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COP Alumni and Future UA Pharmacy Alumni Connect at 50th SW Clinical Pharmacy Seminar

Fifty years after the first seminar was first held in Tucson, the Annual Southwestern Clinical Pharmacy Seminar brought together a host of College of Pharmacy alumni and students to learn, teach and interact with colleagues February 25-27, 2017.

Here's the buzz about Homecoming 2016

Register for Homecoming events on October 28-29. Come celebrate our 2016 award winners! 

Once a role model, always a role model; Bertsch named Rookie Preceptor of the Year

In only four short years since he graduated from the UA College of Pharmacy, Matthew Bertsch has earned his stripes as a preceptor. 

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.

AzPA Recognizes UA Pharmacy Colleagues

Colleagues presented with Exemplary Patient Care Award, Distinguished Young Pharmacist and Bowl of Hygeia Award

A Strong Presence at Annual ISPOR Meeting

Seven graduate students, three faculty members, and two HOPE researchers received some impressive accolades!

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: How a UA Researcher is Tackling the Issue

Jenny Lo-Ciganic, PhD, has been awarded a $100,000 grant to develop ways to help identify patients at risk of inappropriate use of prescription opioids

Researchers Create Unique Catalog of Diseases Linked to Immune System Gene Variations

Generated by a study by researchers with the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the catalog could help identify individuals who are at risk for autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis.

AzPA Recognizes UA Pharmacy Colleagues

Colleagues presented with Exemplary Patient Care Award, Distinguished Young Pharmacist and Bowl of Hygeia Award

A Strong Presence at Annual ISPOR Meeting

Seven graduate students, three faculty members, and two HOPE researchers received some impressive accolades!

New PharmD Grad Opens Pharmacy in Florence, AZ

Kenneth Leutz, PharmD, completed rotations in underserved areas in AZ and is preparing to open a pharmacy in this rural town

Graduating Pharmacist Saves a Life

Andrew Garcia, who graduated with a PharmD degree on Friday, has already intervened on behalf of a diabetic patient, likely saving her life. The incident also changed how a pharmaceutical call center responds to high-risk medical emergencies.
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. 

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. 

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.

Introducing this year's residents

More than 25 pharmacists have started College of Pharmacy 2016-2017 residency programs. 

Welcome, new employees! So long, vets!

COP welcomes a host of new employees (including Ashley Campbell, left) and says good-bye to two seasoned staff members.

Patient Education Council arranges screenings of hundreds

The COP Patient Education Council planned student pharmacist participation in numerous health fairs and other events where hundreds of patients were screened. 

COPers shine at AzPA convention

At the 2016 Arizona Pharmacy Association Annual Convention held June 10-12, a number of UA COP alumni, staff and faculty (including Maryam Fazel, left) were honored for their recent outstanding achievements.

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: How a UA Researcher is Tackling the Issue

Jenny Lo-Ciganic, PhD, has been awarded a $100,000 grant to develop ways to help identify patients at risk of inappropriate use of prescription opioids

COP in the News: Dec. 2016-Jan. 2017

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

COP in the News: Oct. 11 - Dec. 2016

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

COP in the News: Oct. 10, 2016

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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