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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. 

UA Students Investigate Dangers of Tattoo Ink

One in three young adults has a tattoo. Could the chemicals in their tattoo ink pose a health risk? A group of 12 University of Arizona students has set off to find out. 

UA College of Pharmacy Startup SinfoníaRx Acquired by Health Care Tech Company

SinfoníaRx has been acquired by a public health care company that provides individualized, data-driven technology solutions

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.

Faculty Highlight: Heidi Mansour

The College of Pharmacy takes a moment to catch up with one of our accomplished researchers, Dr. Heidi Mansour.

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

PharmCamp Students Demonstrate Their Skills

Middle school students experience careers in pharmacy and health sciences during summer camp
MotherToBaby Arizona urges pregnant women to eat, drink wisely during holidays

MotherToBaby Arizona is the new name for the free and confidential statewide public service that provides up-to-date information about the possible effects that drugs, chemicals, viruses and other exposures may have on a developing baby during pregnancy and breastfeeding. This unit of the Arizona Poision and Drug Information Center is alerting pregnant women to be cautious about the foods and beverages they sample at upcoming holiday parties. 

Arizona poison center issues tips to prevent food poisoning at holiday gatherings

“By being careful how you prepare and store food, you often can avoid offering food poisoning a seat at your table,” says Keith Boesen, PharmD, CSPI, director of the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center in the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy.

Dean's Message

Rick Schnellmann joined the UA College of Pharmacy as dean Aug. 1. In this first Bulletin since his arrival, he shares a few thoughts with employees and students. 

UA COP brings home Weaver Award

The UA COP received the Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award at the 2016 American Association of College of Pharmacy Annual Meeting.

Grants: Aug. 23, 2016

Learn about College of Pharmacy faculty's new research projects and the grants to fund them.

College alters admissions calendar, qualifications

The college’s Admissions Committee decided to make two significant changes this fall, one affecting when we admit applicants to the doctor of pharmacy program and another expanding who qualifies for admission.

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.

COP in the News: Oct. 10, 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: September 21, 2017
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