Alumni News

Hal Wand, a 1979 COP alumnus and executive director of the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy, is retiring after a long and illustrious pharmacy career.

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.

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

Now an Air Force major, COP alumnus Zach Finney recently returned from a mission to Liberia to support the international response to the Ebola outbreak there.

COP alumnus Hamad Al-Dhewalia, MS in pharmaceutical sciences 1988, has been named chief executive officer of the King Abdullah Medical Complex in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

You don’t have to be a second-degree black belt in karate to become the director of the Medication Management Center, but then, Rose Martin is a bit of an overachiever.

Alumna Whitney Shields, who graduated in 2010 with a PharmD, doesn’t have your average hobbies.

Ankur Shah, Sean Park and Amit Shah, all members of the Class of 2012, are business partners in Shark Drugs LLC and the creators of RxSkills, a test-prep game that runs on iPhones and Androids. In January, they sat down with writer Isaac Cox from the college’s communications team to describe how it all started.

Alumnus Bill Jones may be retired from his life as a hospital pharmacist, but he is still making patients lives better and still an enthusiastic PharmCat!

Monica Yellowhair, a member of the Navajo nation and College of Pharmacy graduate, is a postdoctoral research assistant investigating uranium exposure linked to certain forms of cancer.

Alumnus Ken Rogers spent two weeks on Long Island as part of disaster medical assistance team, staffing the busiest shelter serving those displaces by Hurricane Sandy..

A number of luminaries (inlcuding Kristina De Los Santos, left) will receive awards at a brief presentation during the college’s Homecoming reception Friday evening, Nov. 9, 2012.

Alumna Renee Tyree (left) and current student Jennifer Poist share Paralympic dreams.

COP alumna Kristina De Los Santos is the new chief of pharmacy at the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System in Tucson (SAVAHCS).

Read why this working pharmacist returned to school to get her PharmD degree.

College of Pharmacy alumnus Erwin Lam won the Best Student and Resident Poster Award from the 2012 Virtual Poster Symposium of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

It was quite a couple of days for Charles Burnett, Class of 1959 and recipient of the UA Alumni Association's highest honor.

Chalres Burnett, 1959 alumnus of the UA College of Pharmacy, has earned the highest recognition presented by the University of Arizona Alumni Association.

You won't want to miss the awards presentation at the Homecoming reception Nov. 4. We have a star-studded lineup (including John Bailey, left) who are very deserving of your congratulations.

Alumnus Stephen Perona worked hard -- and was named VA Healthcare Resident of the Year!