Marjorie Shaw Phillips, Pharmacy Coordinator at Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Georgia Health Sciences University’s Medical College of Georgia, has been named to the Food and Drug Administration’s Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee. The appointment runs through May 2016.
The Committee advises the Commissioner of Food and Drugs in discharging responsibilities that help ensure safe and effective drugs for human use and, as required, any other product for which the Food and Drug Administration has regulatory responsibility. The FDA uses about 50 such committees and panels to obtain independent expert advice on scientific, technical and policy matters.
Phillips, who joined GHS in 1990, has more than 30 years of pharmacy experience. She founded the MCG Medication Error Prevention Committee and served as its Chair from 1995 to 2010. She also serves as a Clinical Professor with the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy.
She received her M.S. in Hospital Pharmacy from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and completed a two-year hospital pharmacy residency at Shands Hospital.
Her professional affiliations include the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists, which named her GSHP Pharmacist of the Year in 1997. She served two five-year terms on the United States Pharmacopeial Convention Safe Medication Use Expert Committee and was the Vice-Chair from 2005 to 2010.
The 478-bed Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center is operated by the Georgia Health Sciences Health System, a not-for-profit corporation that manages the clinical operations of Georgia Health Sciences University. The health system also includes a Critical Care Center, housing the region’s only Level I trauma center; the 154-bed Children’s Medical Center, providing the highest level of pediatric critical care and neonatal intensive care; and more than 80 outpatient clinics that provide primary and specialty care inside the Medical Office Building.