M. Lynn Crismon, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPP

The 2002 recipient of the Judith Saklad Award is M. Lynn Crismon, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPP. Dr. Evans presented the Saklad Memorial Lecture at the 2002 CPNP Annual Meeting.

Dr. Crismon received his B.S. degree in Pharmacy from The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy where he was recognized as the outstanding graduating senior. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a joint program of The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He completed residencies in hospital pharmacy practice at the USPHS Gallup Indian Medical Center and in psychiatric pharmacy practice at The University of Texas and San Antonio State Hospital. He also completed a National Endowment for the Humanities funded summer fellowship in biomedical ethics at the Kennedy Institute for Ethics, Georgetown University. He is board certified by the American Board of Clinical Pharmacology and in psychiatric pharmacy practice by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties.

Dr. Crismon is a Professor in the Divisions of Pharmacy Practice, Pharmacy Administration, Pharmacotherapy, and the Center for Pharmacoeconomics Studies, The University of Texas College of Pharmacy, and holder of the Southwestern Drug Corporation Centennial Fellowship in Pharmacy. He has previously served as Head of the Austin Clinical Division and Assistant Dean for the College. He is a clinical pharmacology consultant and member of the psychiatry residency program faculty at Austin State Hospital. He is currently on research assignment with the Texas Department of Mental Health & Mental Retardation where he serves as a clinical psychopharmacologist in the Office of the Medical Director. He served as a pharmacy officer in the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service.

Dr. Crismon's research and practice focuses on pharmacotherapeutic interventions to improve the clinical outcomes of individuals with severe mental illnesses and brain disorders. He served as project co-director for the Texas Medication Algorithm Project, and is project director for the Children’s Medication Algorithm Project. He has received grants from the ACCP Research Institute, ASHP Foundation, Hogg Foundation, Houston Endowment, Meadows Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the United States Pharmacopoeia, and numerous pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Crismon has over 150 articles, chapters or handbooks and over 115 abstracts in print or press. He has delivered more than 300 invited lectures or presentations. He is associate editor of the APhA Drug Treatment Protocols, 2nd edition, a member of the editorial advisory board for The Annals of Pharmacotherapy and the APhA DrugInfoLine, and a reviewer for numerous journals.

Dr. Crismon developed and coordinates a nationally recognized residency and research fellowship program in psychiatric pharmacotherapy. To date he has supervised 27 residents and eleven clinical sciences research fellows. He has served as preceptor for the ASHP Foundation Psychiatric Drug Therapy Research Fellowship (twice), the ACCP Psychopharmacy Research Fellowship, and the U.S. Pharmacopoeia Fellowship. Two of his fellows have been awarded New Investigator Awards by the NIMH at the New Clinical Drug Evaluation Unit Meeting.

Dr. Crismon served as chairman of the ASHP Specialty Practice Group on Psychopharmacy, chaired the task force to recognize psychiatric pharmacy as a specialty by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties (BPS), and was the first chair of the BPS Specialty Council on Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice. He is a past member of the executive committee for the clinical sciences section of the APhA Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science. He is a past president, past treasurer, and board member of the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists. He was co-recipient of the Distinguished Research Award at the 1994 Annual Meeting of the National Head Injury Foundation, and he is a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. He is the 2001 recipient of the Robert G. Leonard Memorial Lecture Award.