Department Head & Professor, UA College of Pharmacy
Professor, Department of Surgery, UA College of Medicine
Marie A. Chisholm-Burns, is professor and head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the College of Pharmacy. She also has joint appointments as professor in the Department of Surgery and the Division of Health Promotion Sciences in the College of Medicine.
Dr. Chisholm-Burns is founder and executive director of the Medication Access Program, which increases medication access to transplant patients. She has also served in numerous elected leadership positions in several different professional organizations, has worked in multiple pharmacy settings, and is a member of the National Academies of Practice. She serves as a member of governmental organizations, such as the Food and Drug Administration.
With more than 230 publications and approximately $8 million in external funding as principal investigator from organizations such as the National Institutes of Health and several foundations, she is a prolific scholar. She has published several textbooks that have been adopted in many schools of pharmacy, medicine, and nursing. In 2008, a textbook co-edited by Dr. Chisholm-Burns, Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice, received the Medical Book Award from the American Medical Writers Association.
She has received numerous awards and honors, including the Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the Clinical Pharmacy Education Award from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence Award from the American Pharmacists Association, the Rufus A. Lyman Award for most outstanding publication in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (both in 1996 and 2007), and the Nicholas Andrew Cummings Award from the National Academies of Practice (2011). Dr. Chisholm-Burns is also a Fulbright Scholar.
She lives in Tucson, Ariz., with her husband and young son, and enjoys writing, cycling, and playing chess.