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Today's super achievers include Denise Moreno Ramirez (left), Lucy Chemodurow, Shanna Christensen, Adrienne Gilligan, the student group PediaCATS and the college's chapter of Kappa Epsilon.

This edition of "FYI for COP" will enlighten you about a fabulous new barbeque restaurant named for a COP alumnus ("Mr. K," left) who is giving back to his college, faculty nominations for Innovation Day and a new program in which alumni call the members of the incoming PharmD class to wish them a hearty welcome.

Dean J. Lyle Bootman has been named the University of Arizona senior vice president for health sciences, effective Sept. 5, 2011. He will remain dean of the College of Pharmacy, but will delegate some of the dean's responsibilities to other administrators.

In this issue: Read stories that have appeared in the media about the newly approved scorpion antivenom, our dean's promotion and many other COP-related topics.

J. Lyle Bootman, dean of the College of Pharmacy, has been named by UA President Eugene Sander as the University of Arizona Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, effective Sept. 5, 2011.

Today's superstars include Eric Snyder, Marie Chisholm-Burns, Rhiannon Hardwick, Gia Leonetti, Ali McBride and Lindsey Hall.

Meet more than 15 employees, including Lara Frick (left), who were recently hired by the college.

Today's issue announces a new Cardinal Health scholarship, the first visiting scholar of the new academic year, the UA's switch from coin to digital parking meters and a committee that's looking at ways to reduce the budget.

An extensive review of pregnancies over the course of more than three decades shows that women with poorly managed asthma are at an increased risk of having a low-birth weight baby, a premature baby and other pregnancy complications, such as preeclampsia.

For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration has approved an antivenom to treat scorpion sting. The Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center was part of the clinical collaboration that lead to the approval, and will continue to track patients’ responses to the drug now that is in the marketplace.

Arizona has always been a hotbed for scorpions and, since many humans came to the desert, for being stung by scorpions. Since Aug. 3, 2011, when the  U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved  a new antivenom for use here, it has been easier to treat severe reactions to stings.

When Asad Patanwala, a clinical assistant professor at the College of Pharmacy, was stung by a scorpion, he was fortunate to be treated by the very people with whom he works at UMC -- and with a scorpion antivenom that was researched at UA.

Recent Pueblo High School graduate Carlos Ramirez knew he wanted to work in the health sciences field; he just didn't know which area. Then he got accepted into the KEYS program and started getting hands-on research experience in UA labs.

Who's Eugene Sander? Get to know the new interim president of the University of Arizona.

What a summer it has been! College of Pharmacy folks (including Kathryn Matthias, left) have been publishing, presenting, receiving awards, serving on boards and generally shining. Read about their stellar activities here.

The six centers of the College of Pharmacy made great strides in academic year 2010-2011. This story describes their achievements in a variety of areas.

The standing committees of the College of Pharmacy boast many achievements in the academic year 2010-2011. Read about their highlights here.

What were the college departments and task forces up to during the 2010-2011 academic year? Read this to find out.

In spite of unprecedented budget challenges, the college made great strides in many areas during academic year 2010-2011. Read Dean Bootman's introduction to this special "year in review" edition of the Bulletin.

Event: Poster session at which high school students who have been working in UA labs over the summer present their research to their peers, families and the public