Marie Chisholm-Burns was appointed dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She is the first African-American to hold the position in the college’s 113-year history. Also, she is only the second African American to be named a dean at the UTHSC.
Dr. Chisholm-Burns will take office this January. She is currently is a professor and chair of the department of pharmacy practice and science at the University of Arizona. Before joining the faculty at the University of Arizona, she taught at the Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta and at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy.
Professor Chisholm-Burns holds bachelor’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Georgia. She earned a master of public health degree at Emory University.