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 a Fellow of the American Society of Transplantation (FAST). The designation recognizes members in good standing who have demonstrated both an exceptional commitment to the field of transplantation, as well as outstanding service to the American Society of Transplantation. Fellows were inducted at a ceremony during the 2016 American Transplant Congress held recently in Boston.
An accomplished scholar, Dr. Chisholm-Burns has more than 290 publications, with scores of peer-reviewed journal articles concerning transplantation. She has also conducted many presentations concerning topics, such as medication access, immunosuppressant therapy adherence, and health and economic outcomes. To support her work in transplantation, she has received millions of dollars in external research funding as principal investigator from organizations including the National Institutes of Health and various foundations. Among her funded projects is the Medication Access Program (MAP), for which Dr. Chisholm-Burns serves as founder and director. The mission of MAP is to increase medication access to solid-organ transplant recipients.
In addition to becoming a Fellow of AST, Dr. Chisholm-Burns has received numerous honors for her work in transplantation, including the Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence Award from the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the Nicholas Andrew Cummings Award from the National Academies of Practice, the Pharmacy Practice Research Award from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Foundation, the Research Achievement Award from APhA, and the Clinician of Distinction Award from the American Society of Transplantation.
Since 1982, the American Society of Transplantation had been dedicated to propelling the field of transplantation and improving patient care by promoting research, education, advocacy and organ donation. The largest transplant organization in North American, AST is the premier organization for transplantation. Members are known for being transplant experts and advocates.