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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 researchers discover component of cinnamon prevents colorectal cancer in mice

Research conducted at the Colletge of Pharmacy and the UA Cancer Center indicates that a compound derived from cinnamon is a potent inhibitor of colorectal cancer.

Assistant prof sets up Ebola unit in Liberia

Shanna O'Connor, assistant professor from the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, spent three weeks in Liberia helping Heart to Heart International to set up pharmacy operations for an Ebola Treatment Unit during the Ebola outbreak.

Researchers find novel therapeutic approaches targeting melanoma

A pair of drug discovery researchers has identified a novel compound that can potentially be used as a molecular weapon targeting malignant melanoma cells.

Increasing diversity: NIH funds undergrad program in environmental health

A new National Institutes of Health-funded program involving six University of Arizona colleges and the BIO5 Institute is aimed at increasing diversity in the ranks of environmental health scientists.

Class of 2016 celebrates White Coat Ceremony

April 10 turned out to be a day to remember for the 99 doctor of pharmacy students who that afternoon began their transition from the classroom phase to the clinical phase of their pharmacy education. Watch the happy video!

Student organization hosts interprofessional competition

The Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists recently organized their third annual Interprofessional Clinical Skills Competition. One of our PharmD students (at left -- guess who!) was on the winning team.

COP students, alumni placed in residency programs

Congratulations are in order for the 44 COP graduating students (including Pritesh Patel, left) and alumni who were recently matched with PGY1, PGY2, and combined PGY1/PGY2 residency programs.

Career symposium draws more than 60 attendees

The COP Graduate Student Council hosted a Pharmacy Professional and Graduate Student Symposium March 6 to introduce graduate and pharmacy students to career opportunities in industries outside of academia, hospital pharmacy and community pharmacy.

College researchers find novel therapeutic approaches targeting melanoma

A drug discovery research team at the College of Pharmacy and the UA Cancer Center has identified a novel compound that can potentially be used as a molecular weapon targeting malignant melanoma cells.

Increasing diversity: NIH funds UA undergrad program in environmental health

A new National Institutes of Health-funded program involving six University of Arizona colleges and the UA BIO5 Institute is aimed at increasing diversity in the ranks of environmental health scientists.

‘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.

Class of 2016 celebrates White Coat Ceremony

April 10 turned out to be a day to remember for the 99 doctor of pharmacy students who that afternoon began their transition from the classroom phase to the clinical phase of their pharmacy education. Watch the happy video!

FYI for COP: April 17, 2015

Yum! Don't miss the international dinner! Learn about that and much more in today's FYI.

Vampire Cup sucks blood to save lives

The college's IPSF organization held two blood drives that netted 56 new blood donors and collected a total of 41 units of blood. This happy gent (left) was one of the donors. Read on to find out which PharmD class collected the most units of blood.

In the Spotlight: April 17, 2015

We're excited to announce that Associate Dean John Murphy (left) is the 2015 recipient of the Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Many faculty members and students have received other recent recognitions, as well, including nominees for preceptor awards.

COP in the News: April 17, 2015

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

COP in the News: April 3, 2015

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

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.

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