Dean-Designate Marie A. Chisholm-Burns
Addresses College of Pharmacy Family
Dear faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends,
I am honored and humbled to become the new Dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). As a dynamic Health Science Center and College of Pharmacy, with a talented support base and student body, I wholeheartedly look forward to this opportunity.
Industrialist Henry Ford once said, "Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." Without question, the strongest asset of any successful organization is its people. And there is no doubt that because of you – students, alumni, faculty, staff, health care and academic partners, colleagues, and friends – the College of Pharmacy is a thriving organization with a long-standing reputation of quality education, service, and research. For that reason and the relentless contributions you make to improve the profession and human condition, I hold you in the highest esteem. As we come together for a new beginning, we must keep together and work together to progress so our visions become reality.
We have many things to be proud of, and our future is teeming with wonderful possibilities. A few months ago, we moved into our new building which houses offices and state of the art classrooms and laboratories that will facilitate quality learning and scholarly endeavors. We have expanded our statewide footprint as well as our global influence, and our multi-campus structure has allowed us to increase our capacity to carry out the College's mission. Certainly these accomplishments would not have been possible without teamwork, and teamwork will spur us on as we target greater achievements in the future.
As we look toward the future and strive to make our College even better, we must keep in mind those areas of excellence we want to build upon. We must also be cognizant of under-explored opportunities that may help lead us to higher ground. Certainly everyone's talents will be tapped and challenged to strengthen our quality and reputation. Working together, as a team, we will prosper!
Our past and future successes are directly linked to the hard work of many. However, there are a few people at the university who I want to expressly thank. The first recognition is to Dean Dick Gourley who has dedicated numerous years and good work to the College, and we certainly extol his invaluable contributions. I would also like to thank Chancellor Steve Schwab, Executive Vice Chancellor Kennard Brown, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations Anthony Ferrara, and others, including other Colleges at the UTHSC, for their unwavering support of the College of Pharmacy. Additionally, I cannot overstate my gratitude to Dr. James Eoff for his dedication to the College and for serving as Interim Dean until my arrival. And a special thanks is extended to our executive team, faculty, staff, students, residents, alumni, affiliates, professional organizations, and friends for their continued support and encouragement.
In closing, allow me to again convey my appreciation to you for the opportunity to be a part of the College's family. I am excited to be among the strong cast of individuals who make the College exceptional, and I will dedicate my sincerest efforts to lead our College into the next era of growth and evolution. As we come together, keep together, and work together as a team, I am confident that our College, and therefore its stakeholders, will reach new heights of success. I enthusiastically look forward to meeting and working with each of you.
Marie A. Chisholm-Burns, PharmD, MPH, FCCP, FASHP
Dean-Designate, College of Pharmacy
Marie A. Chisholm-Burns
PharmD, MPH, FCCP, FASHP
College of Pharmacy
College of Pharmacy - Memphis
881 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-6036
Fax: (901) 448-7053
College of Pharmacy – Knoxville
1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone: (865) 974-2100
Fax: (865) 974-2022
College of Pharmacy – Nashville
193 Polk Ave Suite 2D
Nashville, TN 37210
Phone: (615) 532-3401
Fax: (615) 532-3399