Message from Dr. Leigh A. Neumayer, interim senior vice president for the UA Health Sciences

Mar 17, 2017

As UA Health Sciences faculty and staff, we get things done to make things better. We’re Wildcats. Imagine what we can do when we all come together.

Our UA College of Pharmacy is stepping up to meet its boldest challenge.  Read the press release here.

We’ve launched a year-long $31.5 million campaign to transform the College of Pharmacy. As we celebrate 70 years of pharmaceutical innovation at this university, the Skaggs Challenge ensures that we continue to be the unparalleled leaders of pharmaceutical research and education.

Better health for everyone is our goal.

Despite our many accomplishments, Skaggs is one of the UA health sciences campus’s most outdated buildings. Your gift will expand and renovate drug discovery labs, enhance our pharmaceutical research and education and build more cross-University collaborations, all leading to better health.

Our brilliant people do magnificent things.

In the rapidly changing environment of a global world—a world filled with great promise for improving human lives through scientific discovery, this campaign secures the UA’s leadership in pharmaceutical innovation and drug discovery for generations to come. It will also allow us to accept the highest caliber students and educate them in a state-of-the-art, modern facility.    

Through drug discovery, we can see a future that gives hope to a child with cancer. By leading the way in pharmaceutical innovation, we can help ensure that every patient has access to drugs that can improve their health and save their lives.      

We can play a part in meeting this extraordinary challenge. Every gift matters.   

You play a vital role in the challenge to raise these much needed funds. We’ve already received more than $22 million in challenge commitments. We will make this project a reality, but the clock is ticking.

The time is now. Please join us and other faculty, alumni, staff, friends, organizations and students who’ve already given. 

We’re building a better world, and we’re doing it together. Support the Skaggs Challenge today.

Thank you for being a part of it.

Bear Down!
Leigh A. Neumayer, MD
Interim Senior Vice President for Health Sciences

Rick G. Schnellmann, PhD
Dean, UA College of Pharmacy