January 19, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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A reception will follow the symposium. 

Keynote Speaker: 

Marie A. Chisholm-Burns
Dean and Professor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy and Professor of Surgery in the College of Medicine.
"Unity not Uniformity: A Spotlight on Health Disparities"

Visitor Parking is available in the P2 Parking Ramp near the entrance of the Taubman Center. Click here for a map.

If you plan to attend the MLK Keynote Memorial Lecture at 10:00 am (featuring Dr. Marc Lamont Hill), there will be bus transporation from Hill Auditorium to the Main Hospital.

The bus will leave at 11:30am and 11:50am. Convenient transportation from Central Campus is available via the UM North Commuter.

Join us on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 for the Dean's Leading by Example Lecture Series, also featuring Dr. Marie A. Chisholm-Burns

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  • Keynote Speaker Bio

    Marie A. Chisholm-Burns, PharmD, MPH, MBA, FCCP, FASHP, is Dean and Professor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy and Professor of Surgery in the College of Medicine. She previously served as Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, with joint appointments as Professor in the Department of Surgery and the Division of Health Promotion Sciences. Dr. Chisholm-Burns received her BS in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from The University of Georgia, Master of Public Health from Emory University, and Master of Business Administration from the University of Memphis. She completed her residency at Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy and at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Dr. Chisholm-Burns is Founder and Director of the Medication Access Program which increases medication access to transplant recipients. She has also served in numerous elected leadership positions in several different professional organizations, has worked in multiple pharmacy settings, and is a member of the National Academies of Practice. She serves as a member of government organizations, such as the Food and Drug Administration. With more than 275 publications and approximately $10 million in external funding as principal investigator from organizations such as the National Institutes of Health and several foundations, Dr. Chisholm-Burns is a prolific scholar. Her areas of research focus include transplant medicine, health services, scholarship of teaching, and health care access, equity, and disparities. She has published several textbooks that have been adopted in many schools of pharmacy, medicine, and nursing. In 2008 and 2011, textbooks co-edited by Dr. Chisholm-Burns, Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice and Pharmacy Management, Leadership, Marketing, and Finance, respectively, received the Medical Book Award from the American Medical Writers Association. She has received numerous awards and honors including the Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the Clinical Pharmacy Education Award from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence Award from the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the Rufus A. Lyman Award for most outstanding publication in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (1996 and 2007), the Nicholas Andrew Cummings Award from the National Academies of Practice, the Award of Excellence from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the Pharmacy Practice Research Award (2011 and 2014) and Award for Sustained Contributions to the Literature from the ASHP Foundation, and the Research Achievement Award from APhA. Dr. Chisholm-Burns is also a Fulbright Scholar.

  • Student Interdisciplinary Project Competition - Deadline: Sunday, January 4, 2015

    Competition Detailshttps://umich.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_elGS7Z3kjurxkyh

    Submission Deadline: Sunday, January 4, 2015

    Project Awards: $250 and $500

  • Student Book Dialogue - February 26, 2015

    Book Title: And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic
    Date: February 26, 2015
    Location: Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery

    Event Description:

    "Health Disparities in the Management of HIV-AIDS & Ebola: A Dialogue on And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic

    Written by journalist Randy Shilts in 1987, And the Band Played On details the emergence of HIV / AIDS with a special focus on the lack of urgency and response by US government officials and others to a disease that was perceived to be specific to the homosexual population.  Shilts contends that incompetence and indifference toward those initially affected caused the spread of the disease to become much worse.  The book will be discussed in the context of the current Ebola crisis plaguing West Africa.  Experts in the health professions will facilitate an engaging discussion on this book.  

    A supplemental video - The Ebola Hot Zone - 60 Minutes (Season 47 / Epidsode 8) is recommended:  http://tinyurl.com/knbmjdq

    This event is co-sponsored by the 2015 MLK Health Sciences Planning  Committee, the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library and the Taubman Health Sciences Library.

    MLK Health Sciences Planning Committee:  School of Dentistry, Medical School, Michigan Institute for Clinical Health Research, School of Nursing, Office for Health Equity and Inclusion, College of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, School of Social Work, University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers - Human Resources and University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers - Service Excellence