College of Pharmacy

Balancing public health with individual rights can be difficult during a global pandemic, when efforts to stop the spread of disease may infringe upon personal freedoms.
June 10, 2020
While stay-at-home orders are lifting nationwide, quarantine and isolation orders can still be issued due to emergency declarations that remain in effect, says Leila Barraza, who teaches public health law and ethics.
Color-stained cell culture in Jun Wang’s laboratory in the Skaggs Pharmaceutical Sciences Center. The lab has helped identify several promising drug candidates that inhibit the coronavirus in cell cultures. (Photo: Kris Hanning/University of Arizona Health Sciences)
May 21, 2020
College of Pharmacy scientists, labs and alumni are partnering with pharmaceutical companies, working in emergency departments and helping the public get the medication they need.
May 13, 2020
While the pandemic is a shared challenge for the class of 2020, some students have also overcome deeply personal struggles, from drug addiction to family tragedies.
Several UArizona research teams, including one co-led by Michael Johnson, assistant professor of immunobiology, will investigate novel COVID-19 treatments. (Photo: Nicole Swinteck/Department of Immunobiology)
April 28, 2020
Thirteen research teams will address various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic with financial support from a rapid-turnaround seed grants supplied through the BIO5 Institute and state funding. The grants amount to more than $500,000.
Briggs Carhart, a master’s degree student in public health, helps the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center field the hundreds of daily calls they receive from people worried about the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: University of Arizona Health Sciences)
March 21, 2020
The Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center is taking some of the load off health departments by answering the flood of phone calls from residents concerned about COVID-19.
Health Sciences Innovation Building
March 17, 2020
The University of Arizona improved its ranking by 14 spots and nearly doubled the value of research awards from five years ago.
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson professor Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy says the biggest barrier to treating sleep apnea is helping individuals use a CPAP machine.
Sept. 4, 2019
People with sleep apnea who struggle with CPAP treatment, which saves lives but is difficult for many patients to follow, could find relief through a peer-support program a UA professor is helping create.
UA researchers are seeking to predict which hospitalized patients prescribed heparin will develop an adverse reaction to the drug.
May 24, 2019
No tests currently are available to evaluate risk for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, an adverse reaction to the drug that can result in catastrophic, life-threatening complications in patients with cardiovascular disease.
May 21, 2019
UA researchers developed a new blood test that can detect most major cancers and have launched a startup, DesertDx, to bring the invention to doctors and their patients.

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