Marie Chisholm-Burns, a top researcher and a department head at the College of Pharmacy, is http://www.pharmacy.arizona.edu/stories/sept-26-2011/chisholm-burns-named-dean-of-the-college-of-pharmacy-at-university-of-tennessee"> leaving the University of Arizona.

She'll be the pharmacy dean at the http://tri-statedefenderonline.com/articlelive/articles/6716/1/UTHSC-makes-history-with-new-College-of-Pharmacy-dean/Page1.html"> University of Tennessee beginning in the spring semester.

She'll be taking with her about http://www.pharmacy.arizona.edu/directory/marie-chisholm-burns-pharmd-mph-fccp-fashp"> $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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