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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.

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.

UA College of Pharmacy to launch Phoenix program

Beginning Fall Semester 2016, a cadre of students enrolled in the University of Arizona PharmD program will take three years of their classroom studies in Phoenix.

On the road to success with COP’s 2015 grads

The 2015 graduates of the College of Pharmacy have begun their “real lives” after receiving their degrees May 15. What paths did they choose?

COP faculty members identify food additive that may help prevent skin cancer

Georg Wondrak and Donna Zhang, researchers at the College of Pharmacy, have discovered that a compound found in the natural food additive annatto can prevent skin damage from UV radiation. 

Search commences for new dean

We reprint the Dec. 18 memo announcing the formation of a dean's search advisory committee.

COP faculty member develops treatments for lung diseases

Heidi Mansour, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, is working to develop advanced dry powder inhalers to treat and prevent pulmonary diseases. 

'Flipped' or 'blended' classes engage students

Some faculty members at the College of Pharmacy are using "flipped" and "blended" classroom models, two forms of active learning strategies.

El Rio Health Fair serves community

The college and Tucson Parks and Recreation jointly hosted the annual El Rio Health Fair, which this year drew approximately 500 people. Watch the video!

NCPA reaches out to children with asthma

COP's student chapter of the National Community Pharmacists Association participates in the American Lung Association's Open Airways for Schools program.

Graduate students receive fellowships, research awards

Six College of Pharmacy graduate students (including Mahdi Gharaibeh and Guillermo Martinez-Ariza, left) were recognized with fellowships and research awards at the sixth annual awards luncheon Jan 15.

Project Taking Charge educates community members about health

Project Taking Charge, a free six-month interprofessional program offered to members of the community by the UA colleges of medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health, kicked off Sept. 12.

UA Researchers Identify Food Additive That May Help Prevent Skin Cancer

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. 

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. 

Welcome, new PharmCats!

Meet the newest members of the College of Pharmacy family!

El Rio Health Fair serves community

The college and Tucson Parks and Recreation jointly hosted the annual El Rio Health Fair, which this year drew approximately 500 people. Watch the video!

FYI for COP: Feb. 8, 2016

Guess what. IPSF wants to suck your blood again (for a good cause). And there's more to learn about in today's FYI: opportunities to nominate outstanding people for awards, seminars and webinars to attend, a change in Homecoming 2016 dates and a "grad-only" gym at the UA Rec Center. Don't miss any of it!

Japanese visitors come to UA COP

Several groups of pharmacy students and faculty from Japan are visiting UA COP this spring semester. Mai Yokota, a pharmacy student from Kobe Gakuin University (left), was among them.

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. 

COP in the News: Nov. 10 , 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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