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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.

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.

Scholarship luncheon thanks donors, celebrates students

Friends and students of the college gathered Sept. 18 to honor the many benefactors who make scholarships and fellowships possible (including Betty Fink, left), as well as COP students selected for the awards.

Meet your Awards for Excellence nominees

The nominations are in for the college’s 2016 Awards for Excellence, and the committee of judges has been hard at work reviewing the packets. Read about the nominees in this story. 

COP faculty participate in interprofessional workshop

Several COP faculty members and employees participated in a recent faculty development workshop titled “Advancing the Future of Healthcare through Interprofessional Learning.” 

Cooley appointed associate interprofessional education director

Janet Cooley, director of experiential education for the COP and assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, has been appointed as the college’s associate interprofessional education director. 

Steps to a good night's sleep

How can pharmacists help older adults who have trouble sleeping? Jeannie Lee has some answers. 

Class of 2017 outfitted for rotations

April 8 was a special day for the Class of 2017: for the first time, they formally donned the long white coats that symbolize their profession, marking the end of their classroom training and the beginning of their clinical rotations.

First QUAD Olympics raises fun and funds

On April 2, the UA chapter of APhA-ASP hosted the first QUAD Olympics event. 

Upcoming events: White Coat, Coit Seminar, PLS workshop

A trio of COP events - the Coit Seminar, the Phi Lambda Sigma Spring Leadership Conference and the White Coat Ceremony - are coming up April 7 and 8.

Enterprising COP students launch medication-search tool

Three entrepreneurially-minded students of the PharmD class of 2017 have developed LinkX, a tool to help patients find the medication they need. 

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. 

Meet your Awards for Excellence nominees

The nominations are in for the college’s 2016 Awards for Excellence, and the committee of judges has been hard at work reviewing the packets. Read about the nominees in this story. 

COP faculty participate in interprofessional workshop

Several COP faculty members and employees participated in a recent faculty development workshop titled “Advancing the Future of Healthcare through Interprofessional Learning.” 

Cooley appointed associate interprofessional education director

Janet Cooley, director of experiential education for the COP and assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, has been appointed as the college’s associate interprofessional education director. 

FYI for COP: April 12, 2016

The academic year may be nearing its close, but there still is plenty going on here! Find out about the upcoming picnic, a final blood drive, a new video featuring Sid Patanwala's class, an upcoming international dinner, a "prodrug" developed at UA, 3D scanning, a foundation started by a COP alumnus to support mental health research, and how to view last week's Coit Seminar. Told you - we're still hopping!

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. 

COP in the News: Nov. 24, 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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