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Ever heard of "blackout in a can?" How about a pill that makes gray hair go away? Or the effect of a pharmacist's presence on a patient-care team? Hey, we've got experts on all these topics, as well as many others. Read a compilation of media stories about COP here.

College of Pharmacy faculty nominated Patrick Soon-Shiong (left), executive chairman of Abraxis Health and chairman of the Chan-Soon-Shiong Foundation, for an honorary doctor of science degree from the University of Arizona. UA President Robert Shelton will confer the degree during the December 2010 UA Commencement.

Nine members of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, including Rebekah Jackowski (left), and the director of student services are participating in the Arizona Assurance program, helping more than 20 undergraduates succeed as university students.

Danzhou Yang (left) has added a host of accomplishments to her résumé lately. Catch up with her and her fellow achievers Laurence Hurley, Daniel Malone, Walt Klimecki, Neha Giridharan and others here.

The College of Pharmacy National Advisory Board met in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., in October for its annual meeting. The board advises the dean on key issues and assists with the college’s long-term goal setting.

The students took on the faculty in the fourth annual Student-Faculty Softball Game last spring. Check out the video to see some highlights and how the game ended.

Lauren Babits helped educate students in 2006 as coordinator for Katy’s Kids, a National Community Pharmacists Association program that takes pharmacy students into elementary schools to teach children about medicine.

Charlie Burnett will be the first to tell you he’s been lucky. Burnett, who graduated from UA with a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy in 1959, is senior vice president of pharmacy at Costco. He works at corporate headquarters in Issaquah, Wash., just outside of Seattle.

Pharmacy didn’t fit Ken Coit's personality. Making the College of Pharmacy stronger definitely does.

The Arizona Consortium for Innovative Health Professional Education has received $300,000 from the Josiah Macy, Jr. [whose image appears at left] Foundation of New York to develop over the next two years an integrated core curriculum for health professionals.

In today's edition, you'll learn about the college's upcoming re-accreditation audit by ACPE, new tenants in the COP office suite in Phoenix, a health fair in Barrio Centro and our co-hosting the APhA-ASP regional midyear meeting.

Alpha Nu, the COP chapter of the professional pharmacy fraternity Phi Delta Chi, was honored by Tucson Clean and Beautiful for its participation in the city's Adopt-a-Park program.

A number of new employees, including Barbara Collins (left), are walking the halls of the Pharmacy and Drachman buildings these days. Meet them here.

“The first few calls, I was terrified,” says Nissi Simmons, a junior at San Miguel High School. But she and her fellow San-Miguelers are finding a comfort level. Read on to learn how this partnership is benefiting the students, the MMC and patients.

Check out stories about the College of Pharmacy that have appeared in media outlets across the country.

Faculty, students and staff have been busy over the summer earning accolades for themselves and the college. One of our stars, Liwen Lai (left), research professor, earned a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study a drug to treat a deadly kidney condition.

The academic year opened with a bang on the second day of classes: a full-blown, Tucson-style monsoon hammered the city the afternoon of Aug. 24. Welcome to Fall Semester 2010. Here's who's new.

Dean J. Lyle Bootman has been elected 2011-2012 president-elect of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. As a new member of the organization’s Board of Directors, he will be installed in his position at the AACP Annual Meeting in San Antonio July 13.

Experts at the Arizona Pregnancy Riskline, a non-profit based at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy that aims to educate women about exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding, report some 160,000 babies are still being affected by birth defects each year in the U.S.

Long-time COP faculty member Brian Erstad is one of the most active teachers on campus, having been involved with numerous international healthcare organizations and organizations run right here at UA.