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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 visits 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.

Deep Dive Curriculum Review Committee to examine curricular structure

An 18-member "deep dive" committee has been appointed to investigate the UA College of Pharmacy curriculum and how it can be made more effective.

Meet our new employees

We extend a warm Wildcat welcome to employees who have been hired since our last report, including Jenny Lo-Ciganic (left).

Plan Now To Attend Clinical Pharmacy Seminar

Save money and register now for the Southwestern Clinical Pharmacy Seminar that will convene in Tucson Feb. 21 and 22.

SVP rolls out social media guidelines for AHSC units

The office of Senior Vice President for Health Sciences “Skip” Garcia has released new guidelines for all units of the Arizona Health Sciences Center regarding official social media use.

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."

Students at UAMC South educate – and learn – through pharmacy publication

Student pharmacists at UAMC-South Campus publish Pharmacy Quarterly, a newsletter addressing questions pharmacists commonly encounter at the hospital. 

‘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.

Deep Dive Curriculum Review Committee to examine curricular structure

An 18-member "deep dive" committee has been appointed to investigate the UA College of Pharmacy curriculum and how it can be made more effective.

Remembering special donors

Administration is sad to report the loss of two friends of the College of Pharmacy during January.

In the Spotlight: Jan 26, 2015

A host of students (including Angela Davis, left), faculty and alumni have been busy recently making a name for themselves and the college. Read about them here.

Graduate students receive fellowships, award

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

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.

COP in the News: Oct 23, 2014

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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