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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.

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.

Celebrating Dr. Yalkowsky and Dr. Myrdal

Two PhD graduates threw a celebration to honor Dr. Yalkowsky and Dr. Myrdal for their commitment to the profession and their students they have mentored along the way.

Graduate Student Presents at AACP

Rhys Axon, a graduate student in health and pharmaceutical outcomes, and Dr. Marion Slack presented their research at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy annual meeting in Nashville, TN.

STEM Success Story

From PharmCamper '97 to Pharmacist '08: Dr. Rayna Vasquez's story

AzPA Recognizes UA Pharmacy Colleagues

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

Celebrating Dr. Yalkowsky and Dr. Myrdal

Two PhD graduates threw a celebration to honor Dr. Yalkowsky and Dr. Myrdal for their commitment to the profession and their students they have mentored along the way.

College Welcomes 40 Students To Phoenix PharmD Cohort this Fall

The UA PharmD program is growing from 100 to 140 students with students selecting a location that is best for their families and career aspirations.

Graduate Student Presents at AACP

Rhys Axon, a graduate student in health and pharmaceutical outcomes, and Dr. Marion Slack presented their research at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy annual meeting in Nashville, TN.

STEM Success Story

From PharmCamper '97 to Pharmacist '08: Dr. Rayna Vasquez's story

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.

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.

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. 

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.

PharmCamp Students Demonstrate Their Skills

Middle school students experience careers in pharmacy and health sciences during summer camp
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.

Originally posted: August 29, 2013
Last updated: November 16, 2015
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