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The PharmD Class of 2012 presented the results of their senior research projects May 8.

The Pharmacy Building (Skaggs Pharmaceutical Sciences Center) looks the same from the outside, but it is in the process of some upgrades that will allow the College of Pharmacy to use the structure more fully.

This edition of FYI will tell you about new funding for the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center (directed by Serrine Lau, left), a lecture on polypharmacy in older adults, new bulletin boards for posting fliers in Drachman Hall, strategic planning for COP in Phoenix, and suspension of Bulletin publication until fall.

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

Many graduating student pharmacists were recognized for service, leadership and academic achievement at the awards luncheon held May 9.

Saudi Arabians (including the translator at left) were gracious hosts to Michael Katz, director of international programs, and other UA delegates when they attended the largest higher education expo in the world in Riyadh April 17-20.

A plethora of student publications, Bollywood dance champions and faculty members giving speeches and winning awards await you in today's In the Spotlight.

Check out a list of stories about COP that have appeared in the media recently.

The College of Pharmacy celebrated the end of the academic year with a big picnic (and a lot of smoke) on the Walkway of Wellness at Drachman Hall on the Arizona Health Sciences Center campus.

All second-year PharmD students presented the results of their quality improvement research projects at a poster session April 30 on the Arizona Health Sciences Center Plaza.

More pharmacy students than ever before enrolled in the extracurricular Interprofessional Senior Mentor Program.

It was the students versus the faculty at Phi Delta Chi's softball tournament fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Hospital. Betcha can't guess who won.

Both the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science (of which Brian Erstad, left, is interim head) and the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology announce upcoming personnel changes.

Many were saddened to learn of the recent passing of Albert Picchioni, faculty member of the College of Pharmacy for 35 years and founder of the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center. Read about Dr. Picchioni and other timely topics here.

We have a panoply of super stars to tell you about in this issue, including alumna Kristina De Los Santos (left).

Graduation day is always a happy occasion, and Friday, May 11, promises to be no different. On that morning, the Class of 2012 will get their degrees and spread their wings. Join them, their family and friends, and faculty of the college for the big celebration.

Check out a list of stories about COP that have appeared in the media recently.

Second-year COP student Will McCracken holds the distinction of  being a Pat Tillman Military Scholar.

The Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy has earned recertification for the next five years from the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

The UA and the College of Pharmacy are preparing to share the love for teachers April 28.