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Arizonans of both the canine and human variety may have cause to celebrate depending on the results of David Nix’s work related to the unique desert disease, valley fever.

Where can you find John Murphy every summer? Fly fishing in Alaska, of course. Much of the rest of the time he's at the College of  Pharmacy, hard at work in his roles of professor and associate dean.

Sandra Leal, PharmD, CDE, clinical pharmacist at El Rio Community Health Center, is a preceptor for the college’s experiential education program and the first pharmacist in the history of Arizona to achieve a collaborative practice permit from the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy.

Paul Nolan, professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, assisted with the first implantation of a total artificial heart in a human in Russia March 2010.

“I was a scholarship student,” says Metta Lou Henderson, “and I always planned to make it possible for other students to attend and receive a pharmacy education.” That's why Henderson, PhD, HonD, has become the first COP alumna to set up a large gift to benefit future generations of students through her estate. Henderson is leaving half of her estate to the UA College of Pharmacy to establish an endowed scholarship in her name.

A chance encounter at a clinical meeting eventually led to a partnership between the College of Pharmacy and King Abdulaziz University (KAU) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to train 24 graduates from KAU’s college of pharmacy here in Tucson.

Professors at the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University have been awarded a $333,000 grant from the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission to study of the effects of flying and other high altitude activities on people who have type 1 diabetes.

Laura Adams was not your typical pharmacy student. The 2008 recipient of the Dr. Carolyn Keaton McKenzie Memorial Scholarship traveled a circuitous route to pharmacy school. “Don’t tell anybody,” she says with a wink, “but I graduated from high school in 1987."

Research about dangerous drug-drug interactions has been the longest-standing area of emphasis of the college’s Center for Health Outcomes and PharmacoEconomic Research since1999.

The Keep Engaging Youth in Science (KEYS) summer internship program offers motivated high school students training and hands-on experience researching topics in the bioscience, biomedical and environmental health science fields.

Dan Massey grew up being fascinated by venomous critters. As a PharmD student, he had a chance to discover a whole new population of them.