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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 visited 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.

Researchers find novel therapeutic approaches targeting melanoma

A pair of drug discovery researchers has identified a novel compound that can potentially be used as a molecular weapon targeting malignant melanoma cells.

Increasing diversity: NIH funds undergrad program in environmental health

A new National Institutes of Health-funded program involving six University of Arizona colleges and the BIO5 Institute is aimed at increasing diversity in the ranks of environmental health scientists.

COP faculty member initiates recognition of UAMC Adult Diabetes Program

COP affiliates Maryam Fazel and Alaa Bagalagel initiated the process leading to the University of Arizona Medical Center's adult diabetes education program receiving recognition by the American Diabetes Association.

Epidemiologist joins HOPE Center

The HOPE Center is pleased to welcome Jenny (Wei-Hsuan) Lo-Ciganic, who joined the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science as an assistant professor.

Career symposium draws more than 60 attendees

The COP Graduate Student Council hosted a Pharmacy Professional and Graduate Student Symposium March 6 to introduce graduate and pharmacy students to career opportunities in industries outside of academia, hospital pharmacy and community pharmacy.

A pie to the face - for a good cause?!

Pharmacy students are raising funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Watch volunteers take a pie to the face on March 31. 

Happy Valentine's Day from COP

Happy Valentine's Day to and from the College of Pharmacy!

Graduate students receive fellowships, award

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

Increasing diversity: NIH funds UA undergrad program in environmental health

A new National Institutes of Health-funded program involving six University of Arizona colleges and the UA BIO5 Institute is aimed at increasing diversity in the ranks of environmental health scientists.

‘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.

Pharmacy Museum receives donation from family of alumnus

The sons of Bob Thomas, a member of the college's first graduating class, have donated to the college antique pharmacy items Thomas found in the basement of a Rexall Drug Store that he purchased in Kendall City, Illinois, in the 1960s.

FYI for COP: March 13, 2015

In this edition of FYI, read about how you can watch a video of a seminar given recently by John Musil (left), a prescription drug conference that's coming up, a new marketing and communications resource for COP, our college's latest rank by U.S. News and World Report, new UA business cards and the poison center's tent at the Tucson Fesitval of Books.

In the Spotlight: March 13, 2015

Our latest crop of super achievers includes Katie-Lynne Franks (left), John Clarke, the COP team "We Moustache You To Take Your Meds" (including Peter Semonche), Michael Katz, Ivo Abraham and Philip Schneider.

Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center to host national meeting

The college's Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center will host the 2015 joint meeting of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences core center directors and training grant directors April 13-15 at the Marriott University Park in Tucson.

COP in the News: March 13, 2015

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

COP in the News: Feb. 13, 2015

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

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.

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Last updated: October 29, 2014
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