Marcella Hoyland joined the College of Pharmacy faculty in July 2012. This audio interview gives a glimpse into the kind of work Hoyland is doing and what her goals as a teacher are.
Notes filled the air as the musicians warmed up. Trumpeters ran up and down musical scales, evoking fireworks at a fairground. Trombone players bellowed rich tones while sliding their brass tubes with piston-like efficiency. The saxophonists tested their full range of sound, rapidly opening and closing successive valves, as if they were tickling their instruments.
They may be easily available to purchase, but over-the-counter medications can still be as hazardous as prescription drugs when they are misused.
One of the many community outreach activities performed by College of Pharmacy faculty and students is educating people on how to safely take over-the-counter medications.
UPDATE: The story below was written in October 2011. At the time it was written, it was correct to the best of our knowledge.
Since the original article was published, several things have changed.
The Vibralung® was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in humans in May 2014.
Earlier this summer, more than 30 middle school students attended the college's yearly PharmCamp, a one-week summer program held in both Tucson and Yuma that introduces seventh- and eighth-graders to different health professions. The camp helps students learn more about the roles pharmacists play in clinics, community pharmacies, hospitals and other locations.
To see the Tucson campers in action making anti-itch lotion and learning CPR, play the video below:
In the summer of 2008, then-third-year PharmD student Daniel Massey was casting about for a topic for his senior research project. He had an interest in venomous animals, so he had been talking with Jude McNally, then managing director of the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center, about possible topics. They hadn’t decided on anything, they were just tossing ideas around.
The College of Pharmacy was the first health science college at the University of Arizona, and now has nearly 70 years of history. Today the college is one of the premier pharmacy schools in the nation.