Marie Chisholm-Burns, Pharm.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., FCCP, FASHP, FAST, executive vice president and provost of Oregon Health & Science University, received the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, or ASHP, Board of Directors’ Distinguished Leadership Award.
The award recognizes contributions to excellence in pharmacy practice leadership in acute and ambulatory care settings, and was presented at the ASHP 2022 Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Monday, Dec. 5.
“I am honored to be recognized by the ASHP Board of Directors with the Distinguished Leadership Award,” Chisholm-Burns said. “As a longtime member of ASHP, I have worked with exceptional leaders from across the country on efforts to improve access to care that are critical to our patients’ health and wellbeing. I am proud to now use my position at OHSU to instill that ethos in future generations of students, and will continue working with my ASHP colleagues on our important mission.”
The OHSU provost received the award for her strong record of leading sustained, progressive improvements in health care and medication access, and of having achieved national prominence for practice leadership.
Chisholm-Burns is the founder and director of the Medication Access Program (MAP), an outreach initiative that improves medication accessibility for solid-organ transplant recipients. Her efforts as MAP director helped cement the commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in health care that defines much of her legacy.
For most of her career Chisholm-Burns has been an ASHP member, and is the inaugural chair of the Executive Committee of the ASHP Section of Pharmacy Educators. ASHP and the ASHP Foundation have honored her with the Award of Excellence, the Pharmacy Practice Research Award, the Award for Sustained Contributions to the Literature, and the ASHP–Association of Black Health-Systems Pharmacists Joint Leadership Award. She has also received awards from the American Society of Transplantation, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the American Pharmacists Association, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and the National Academies of Practice.