Welcome, PharmCats Class of 2023!

“The newest PharmCats were energized and inspired by the dean, faculty, alumni, and staff who worked together to welcome them into the PharmCat Family," said Jeannie Lee, PharmD, Assistant Dean, Student Services. "They erupted in loud applause at the end of the orientation, and are eager to embark on their coursework and practice in pharmacy."

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New Drug Targets Early Instigator of Alzheimer’s Disease

Chris Hulme, PhD, and fellow researchers are exploring a small molecule drug known as DYR219, a promising therapy for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and potentially other neurodegenerative diseases. It acts by inhibiting a pathway that may halt the progression of AD before it damages the brain beyond repair. 

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UA College of Pharmacy Appoints Co-Director of Arizona Center for Drug Discovery, Dr. Wanner

“Her comprehensive experience and past success in drug discovery and development in the pharmaceutical industry will provide unique opportunities for our students to learn about pharmaceutical research and development in the real world as well as facilitate the translation of basic science findings of our current faculty members.”

UA College of Pharmacy Appoints Faculty with Expertise in Pharmacogenomics, Dr. Chen

“Dr. Chen is our first big hire in pharmacogenomics, and we look forward to the progress we can make as a College and University to expand our research in this exciting field.”

Alumni Spotlight: Nathan Smith, PharmD '13

“Be willing to continue to learn and grow, not only as a medication therapy expert but as a teammate and as a person. This will lead to successes as a pharmacist and employee, as well as personally. This, coupled with a strong work ethic, will lead to opportunities throughout your career.”

PharmCat Highlight: Paige Pasceri, PharmD Class of 2021

Paige is a UA PharmD student and pharmacist intern at Honor Health in Scottsdale, AZ. Recently, she was able to apply the BEERS criteria, guidelines to help improve the safety of prescribing medications for older adults, to a patient.

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The College of Pharmacy Phoenix PharmD cohort is pictured with Nancy Alvarez, PharmD, Associate Dean of Academic and Professional Affairs - Phoenix, after receiving their first white coats.
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