Marjorie A Shaw Phillips, M.S.Pharm, R.Ph., FASHP is the Pharmacist Coordinator for Clinical Research and Education, Georgia Health Sciences Pharmacy, Vice-Chair of the Georgia Health Sciences University IRB-A (biomedical IRB), and a member of the Cancer Center Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee (PRMC). Ms. Phillips earned her B.S.Pharm. (1982) and M.S.Pharm. (1984) from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and completed a two-year hospital pharmacy residency at Shands Hospital, University of Florida (Gainesville). She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology in the Medical College of Georgia at GHSU and Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice (WOS) for The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy.
Ms. Phillips has dedicated her professional career to medication safety, medication use evaluation and improvement, and human subject protection. She has managed all clinical research pharmacy support and investigational drug services on this campus since 1990. She has collaborated on a wide variety of research projects across the spectrum of cancer care and prevention, with a focus on study design and logistics.
Her professional contributions also include over 30 publications and 60 presentations (on topics varying from medication safety, performance improvement, team-building, investigational medication management and clinical trials compliance). She served two five-year terms on the USP Safe Medication Use Expert Committee and was the Vice-Chair 2005-2010. In addition, she was recently appointed to the FDA Drug Safety and Risk Management (DSaRM) Advisory Committee as a medication safety expert for a 2012-2016 term.
Ms. Phillips, and her Clinical Research Pharmacy team, Morgan Kelly, Pharm.D. (Clinical Research Pharmacist), Carmesha Jordan, CPhT (Clinical Research Pharmacy Technician) and Darla Irwin, CPhT (Clinical Research Pharmacy Technician), are available to collaborate on planning and implementation of all clinical research studies being conducted in the Cancer Center.