Marie Chisholm-Burns, PharmD, MPH, FCCP, FASHP, currently professor and head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the UA College of Pharmacy, has been named as next dean for the College of Pharmacy at University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Chisholm-Burns will undertake her duties In Tennessee in the spring semester of the 2011-2012 academic year.
In her new role, she will be responsible for education, research, clinical care and public service at the statewide University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy with campus locations in Memphis and Knoxville, and clinical training sites throughout the state of Tennessee.
Dr. Chisholm-Burns began her academic career at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in Athens, Ga., and Georgia Health Sciences University (Augusta). Her area of academic expertise is in improving health outcomes by novel methods of medication adherence and health care access.
She came to the University of Arizona in Tucson in 2006 as professor and head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science. She is also a professor of surgery in the College of Medicine and professor in the College of Public Health.
Dr. Chisholm-Burns is a recipient of multiple national awards including the Nicholas Andrew Cummings Award from the National Academies of Practice, the Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence Award from the American Pharmacists Association, and the Award of Excellence from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
In 2011, University of Tennessee Health Science Center celebrates its centennial. The main campus is located in Memphis and includes allied health sciences, dentistry, graduate health sciences, medicine, nursing and pharmacy. The campus in Knoxville includes medicine, pharmacy, and an allied health sciences unit. The Chattanooga campus includes a college of medicine and an allied health sciences unit.