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The COP chapter of the International Pharmaceutical Students Federation will sponsor speakers and free lunch each day Monday, Nov. 28 through Thursday, Dec. 1 in honor of World AIDS Day. Everyone is welcome to attend.

There's a lot of information for you in this edition of FYI, including a new way to pay for parking, training on the new budgeting system, our new experiential education director and the upcoming 33rd National Medicinal Chemistry Symposium, which the college will host. Don't miss anything!

Bet you can't name the college's "Mad Slime Scientist." Or maybe you can. Check your knowledge of this stand-out and other COP stars here.

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Serrine Lau, professor and director of the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center, serves as the lead principal investigator for the UA and a co-investigator on a new grant from the National Institutes of Health for diabetes research.

In today's issue, read about a visit by a representative of the "Skaggs" building's namesake, the Veterans Day holiday this Friday, rescheduling of the new endowed chair celebration, availability of research achievement awards, a biostatistics workshop you may want to attend, and AzAHEC grants.

Kudos to these students, faculty and staff members for recent outstanding performance.

Tony Felix of Tucson, a 1977 graduate of the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, received the Danny and Rae Jacob Award for Pharmacy Practice for 2011 from the UA College of Pharmacy Nov. 4.

 

Tucson, Ariz. – Pharmacist Bill Fink received the Findlay E. Russell Distinguished Citizen Award from the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy Nov. 4.

Professor Laurence Hurley has received the Nucleic Acids Award for his work establishing G-quadruplexes as a new class of molecular targets. The award was presented at Queens' College, Cambridge.

And a grand time was had by all. This year's Homecoming was Red, Blue -- and oh, so BOLD!

Long-time philanthropist Stanley M. Reinhaus of Tucson received the first Mortar & Pestle Award from the College of Pharmacy during a recognition brunch for donors held Nov. 6.

Frank Nice of Derwood, Md., a 1981 alumnus of the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, received the Leo B. Hart Humanitarian Award for 2011 from the University of Arizona Alumni Association Nov. 4.

Hal Wand of Buckeye, Ariz., executive director of the Arizona Board of Pharmacy and a 1979 alumnus of the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, received a Public Service Award from the University of Arizona Alumni Association Nov. 4.

Laurence Hurley, professor at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, and his wife, Terry Evers, received an Honorary Alumnus Award for 2011 from the UA Alumni Association Nov. 4.

John Bailey of Camarillo, Calif., a 1954 alumnus of the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, received the Jack R. Cole, PhD, Distinguished Alumnus Award for 2011 from the UA College of Pharmacy Nov. 4.

Michael Mayersohn of Tucson received the Honorary Alumnus Award for 2011 from the University of Arizona.

Nathan Cherrington, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, will become director of graduate studies in the College of Pharmacy on November 28, replacing Associate Dean A. Jay Gandolfi in this role.

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

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