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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.

Alumnus Hal Wand retiring from state board

Hal Wand, a 1979 COP alumnus and executive director of the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy, is retiring after a long and illustrious pharmacy career.

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!

COP researchers discover component of cinnamon prevents colorectal cancer in mice

Research conducted at the College 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.

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.

Class of 2015 presents senior posters

Members of the PharmD Class of 2015 presented the results of their senior research projects on May 12. 

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!

Murphy recognized for excellence in teaching, research, scholarship

John Murphy, PharmD, will be regonized by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy on Sunday, July 12 for his excellence as an educator. 

Arizona poison centers welcome approval of new snake antivenom, plan research

With the approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on May 6 of a new antivenom to treat rattlesnake bites, the two poison control centers in Arizona are on track to begin research into the best utilization of snakebite medicines.

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.

FYI for COP: May 20, 2015

Today's FYI includes updates on parking, funding, international students and a new magazine. 

Students recognized at senior awards luncheon

Class of 2015 PharmD students were recognized for outstanding performance at an awards luncheon May 13 at the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center. 

Faculty selected for awards

Each year, the college honors two preceptors and two other faculty members for outstanding instruction and contributions to students.

In the Spotlight: May 20, 2015

Today we honor the achievements of some of our outstanding faculty members, including Hanna Phan (left).

COP in the News: May 20, 2015

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

COP in the News: May 7, 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 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.

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