Marie Chisholm-Burns, Pharm.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., FCCP, FASHP, FAST, executive vice president and provost at Oregon Health & Science University, has been appointed to the American Society of Transplantation-American Society of Transplant Surgeons (AST-ASTS) Joint Council.
AST is dedicated to advancing the field of transplantation and improving patient care by promoting research, education, advocacy and organ donation. Similarly, ASTS advances the art and science of transplant surgery through patient care, research, education and advocacy. The AST-ASTS Joint Council oversees joint ventures between the two societies, including the American Transplant Congress and the American Journal of Transplantation.
“I am honored to represent AST on the Joint Council,” Chisholm-Burns said. “Working with the Joint Council gives me the opportunity to advance the practice of transplant medicine on behalf of both patients and health care professionals, and I am grateful.”
The executive groups from both societies make up the Joint Council. As a member of the AST board of directors, Chisholm-Burns was selected to serve on the Joint Council by the AST executive committee. The committee noted they have been impressed with Chisholm-Burns’ pragmatic approach and financial acumen during her service on the society’s board of directors. They voted unanimously in support of extending an offer for her to sit at the Joint Council table through the end of her term with the board, June 2024.
Chisholm-Burns has a strong background in transplantation advocacy: She is the founder and director of the Medication Access Program, a statewide outreach organization in Georgia responsible for increasing medication accessibility for solid-organ transplant recipients.