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A team of researchers led by Donna Zhang, PhD, has shown that a compound from the fruit of the Brucea javanica tree, when used in combination with chemotherapy, reduces cell proliferation and causes a reduction in tumor growth.

Asad Patanwala, College of Pharmacy clinical assistant professor and pharmacist at University Medical Center, studies medication errors in an emergency department setting.

Walgreens reps, in and out of costume, were at the college in December to visit students (such as Jared LaBuda, left), faculty and staff and lend company support.

A COP faculty member and graduate student were honored for developing, implementing and publishing the outcomes evaluation of Arizona’s first statewide health information exchange.

How trustworthy are pharmacists? What's the largest health and safety fair staffed by College of Pharmacy students? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this edition of FYI for COP.

Today's issue of Who's Who at the UA College of Pharmacy includes Phil Schneider, Marie Chisholm-Burns, Daniel Hays, Courtney McKinney, Jennifer Martin, Will McCracken, and the new student officers of NCPA and SSHP.

Thanks to a lot of hard work by many members of the COP team, the college passed its re-accreditation audit with flying colors.

The COP chapter of the National Community Pharmacists Association won the 2010 Medication Therapy Management Challenge at the 112th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition in Philadelphia in October.

This story about independent pharmacies from the Tucson PBS station features two of our alumni, the owners of Reed's Compounding Pharmacy.

Does patient care improve when pharmacists are involved? Is Spice being banned? Two students are honored with awards, and much more. Read a compilation of media stories about the COP here.

A team of researchers led by Donna Zhang, PhD, has shown that a compound from the fruit of the Brucea javanica tree, when used in combination with chemotherapy, reduces cell proliferation and causes a reduction in tumor growth.

Sid Patanwala (left) and John Murphy, faculty members, are quoted in a story published by APhA about how UMC pharmacists prepared for an emergency such as the 1/8 mass shooting in Tucson.

According to Fiscal Year 2010 data about 74 colleges of pharmacy compiled by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, UA COP ranks among the top 10 schools of pharmacy in 11 out of 12 categories.

Georgina Ybarra's dream of becoming a pharmacist started when she was pregnant and took a convenient job at a Walgreens.

The dean of the College of Pharmacy has been elected to serve for three years on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

Marie Chisholm-Burns, head of the Pharmacy Practice and Science Department, has been chosen to receive a 2010 Vision Award from the University of Arizona’s Commission on the Status of Women.

A highlight of December 2010 was the celebration surrounding the conferral of an honorary degree to Patrick Soon-Shiong, a visionary in healthcare reform and an accomplished researcher and surgeon.

There's just no stopping COP students, faculty (such as Nathan Cherrington, left), staff and alumni when it comes to accomplishments.

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.