Marie Chisholm-Burns, a top researcher and a department head at the College of Pharmacy, is"> leaving the University of Arizona.

She'll be the pharmacy dean at the"> University of Tennessee beginning in the spring semester.

She'll be taking with her about"> $8 million in external research funding.

The UA had recruited Chisholm-Burns to be the head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science in 2006. The College of Pharmacy is planning on a national search for a new department head.

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