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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.

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.

COP faculty member initiates recognition of UAMC Adult Diabetes Program

COP affiliates Maryam Fazel and Alaa Bagalagel initiated the process leading to the University of Arizona Medical Center's adult diabetes education program receiving recognition by the American Diabetes Association.

Epidemiologist joins HOPE Center

The HOPE Center is pleased to welcome Jenny (Wei-Hsuan) Lo-Ciganic, who joined the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science as an assistant professor.

Making lives better for kids with asthma

Hanna Phan, assistant professor in the department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, is passionate about helping kids who have asthma.

Happy Valentine's Day from COP

Happy Valentine's Day to and from the College of Pharmacy!

Graduate students receive fellowships, award

Seven College of Pharmacy graduate students, including Andrew Ambrose (left), were recognized with fellowships and research awards Jan. 16.

Graduate students receive fellowships

Congratulations to the seven graduate students, including Andrew Ambrose, who received College of Pharmacy fellowships.

Results of Movember men's health initiative announced

Kappa Psi fraternity raised more than $1,500 for its newest philanthropic initiative: "changing the face" of men's health. Steve Dudley (left), Class of 2015, was recognized for having "The Most Awesome ‘Stache of Them All."

‘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.

Watch out for bites from ‘invisible’ snakes, Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center warns

Experts on venomous creatures at the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center advise gardeners, hikers, youngsters and other citizens to be especially cautious about rattlesnakes in the weeks ahead.

Faculty members awarded $1.7 million to investigate exposure to arsenic

Two University of Arizona College of Pharmacy faculty members have been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health of $1.7 million over five years to investigate arsenic exposure and its biochemical effects on the body.

In the Spotlight: March 2, 2015

Two college superstars grace this issue of In the Spotlight: Meet Matthew Noble (left) and Yin Chen.

Grants: March 2, 2015

Jun Wang (left) is featured in today's report of new grants received by COP employees.

COP faculty member initiates recognition of UAMC Adult Diabetes Program

COP affiliates Maryam Fazel and Alaa Bagalagel initiated the process leading to the University of Arizona Medical Center's adult diabetes education program receiving recognition by the American Diabetes Association.

FYI for COP: March 2, 2015

Did you know? It's time to nominate for the Tong Distinguished Leadership Award, funds are available for projects that deal with student technology, an international dinner and Top Chef competition will tempt your tastebuds and the ASHP Interprofessional Clinical Skills Competition is coming up.

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.

COP in the News: Jan. 26, 2015

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

COP in the News: Dec. 16, 2014

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

COP in the News: Nov 19, 2014

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

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