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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.

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.

COP toxicology grad helps clean up risky contamination

Deborah McKean, MS toxicology 1984, works with the EPA to lead and advise cleanup of hazardous waste sites, including the Libby Superfund asbestos contamination in Montana. Photo by United States Environmental Protection Agency. 

Alumna plays central role in award-winning HIV clinic

Read how alumna Connie Chan, PharmD 2012, serves a central role at the nationally recognized HIV clinic at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.

Rick G. Schnellmann appointed dean of UA COP

Beginning Aug. 1, 2016, Rick G. Schnellmann will be dean of the UA College of Pharmacy.

UA College of Pharmacy accepts outreach award

As announced last spring, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy selected our college for the 2016 Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award. Watch our VIDEO about some of the programs that helped us win!

International profile spotlights Catharine Smith's work

Catharine Smith has been researching genes for more than 30 years, and is excited for what's coming next.

Dyan Cherry selected 2016 Preceptor of the Year

All the years of hard work and dedication paid off for Dyan Cherry, PharmD, when she was named the 2016 Preceptor of the Year for the College of Pharmacy.

UA College of Pharmacy accepts outreach award

As announced last spring, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy selected our college for the 2016 Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award. Watch our VIDEO about some of the programs that helped us win!

Students' project wins research award

A Class of 2017 COP student represented his team and their project at the Annual CPNP Meeting. Their project beat out fellows and residents to win the Research Trainee Award. 

CPNP completes its first year

The COP chapter of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists, founded by Brittney Dewey, Class of 2017 (left), has had an eventful and successful first year.

Seniors present research projects

Members of the PharmD Class of 2016 presented the research projects that they've been working on for the past 18 months.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

COP in the News: May 2, 2016

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

COP in the News: April 12, 2016

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

COP in the News: Jan. 19, 2016

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

COP in the News: Dec. 9, 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: November 16, 2015
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