Dr. Marie Chisholm-Burns, Dean of the UTHSC College of Pharmacy, Appointed to Board of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

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Dean Marie Chisholm-Burns
Dr. Marie Chisholm-Burns

Marie Chisholm-Burns, PharmD, MPH, MBA, FCCP, FASHP, dean and professor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been named as the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) appointee to the board of directors of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Dr. Chisholm-Burns will be one of 10 members on the accrediting board.

“Appointment of members to the ACPE board by their corresponding peer organization is a high honor, as the organization is entrusting great responsibility to their appointee to assure and advance the quality of pharmacy education,” said Peter H. Vlasses, PharmD, DSc (Hon), BCPS, FCCP, executive director of ACPE. “Dr. Marie Chisholm-Burns’ selection by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy as their new appointee to the ACPE board, through a highly competitive process, reflects the confidence her academic peers have in her ability to serve the ACPE mission.”

ACPE serves as the national agency for accrediting professional degree programs in pharmacy and providers of continued pharmacy education. Dr. Chisholm-Burns will be one of three board members appointed from AACP (educators). She will be joining three appointees from the American Pharmacists Association (practitioners), three appointees from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (regulators), and one appointee from the American Council on Education (public members without ties to pharmacy/academic administration). Board members serve a six-year term. Dr. Chisholm-Burns will begin her orientation during the January board meeting.

“I am honored and humbled to be the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy appointee to the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education board,” Dr. Chisholm-Burns said. “It is a privilege that my colleagues have entrusted in me the responsibility of this important role. I look forward to working with ACPE and the other nine board members to enhance pharmacy education.”