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

M. Lynn Crismon is Dean of The University of Texas College of Pharmacy and holder of the James T. Doluisio Regents Chair and the Behrens Centennial Professor in Pharmacy at The University of Texas College of Pharmacy.  Dr. Crismon received his BS degree in Pharmacy from The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy and 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 pharmacy practice at the USPHS Gallup Indian Medical Center and in psychiatric pharmacy practice at The University of Texas and San Antonio State Hospital, and completed a National Endowment for the Humanities–funded summer fellowship in biomedical ethics at the Kennedy Institute for Ethics, at Georgetown University.  He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Clinical Pharmacology, and board certified in psychiatric pharmacy by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties.

Prior to becoming dean his research and practice focused on evidence-based psychiatry and the development and evaluation of strategies to improve the pharmacotherapy and health outcomes of adults and children with severe and persistent mental disorders.  He continues to work on efforts to improve the quality of mental health care for children and adolescents, including active collaboration with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and the REACH Institute in New York.  He is passionate about teaching and teaches clinical psychopharmacology and therapeutics to UT Southwestern – Austin psychiatry residents as well as Pharm.D. students.


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Stephen R. Saklad, Pharm.D., BCPP

Dr Saklad joined the faculty of The University of Texas College of Pharmacy and the staff of San Antonio State Hospital in 1979. He has focused on providing the excellent teaching and pharmaceutical care to improve the quality of life and function in the serious and persistently mentally ill. He wrote and successfully lobbied for the creation of a clinical research unit at San Antonio State Hospital funded by the Texas Legislature and governed by the College of Pharmacy, Department of Psychiatry and San Antonio State Hospital. He developed the first websites for The University of Texas College of Pharmacy in 1994 and the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) in 1997. He is Director of the University of Texas Psychiatric Pharmacy Program in San Antonio, Founding Member of CPNP, served on the CPNP Board of Directors, and was the founding senior editor of their journal, the Mental Health Clinician. He has served as the clinical chair of The University of Texas Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Update since 2005. He has published articles and presented to many groups around the country on a variety of pharmacy and mental health related topics. He is a principal or co-investigator for several studies of the efficacy and adverse effects of Phase II, III, and IV psychotropic agents in schizophrenia, mood disorders, and other serious mental illnesses, as well as their pharmacokinetics and interactions. He has received several honors, most recently the Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award from CPNP in 2012 and Teaching Excellence Award from the UT College of Pharmacy in 2013.


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Rajesh Tampi, M.D., MS, FAPA

Dr. Tampi is an Associate Professor (Tenure Track) of Psychiatry at the University of Texas, San Antonio. Most recently, he was an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine and the Director of Behavioral Health Services at Masonicare in Wallingford. He trained in Psychiatry at the University of Leeds in England and the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. During his residency training in England, he also attained a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychiatry from the University in Leeds. He completed his Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. Dr. Tampi was a recipient of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, 2013-Clinician of the Year Award and the Geriatric Academic Career Award (GACA) instituted by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). He has also received three ‘Outstanding Teaching Attending Award’ and the ‘Chairman’s Award’ for outstanding teaching, research, and clinical work from the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. His research interests are the treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and behavioral disturbances in dementia and late life psychiatric disorders. He has been a principal investigator and a sub-investigator on various clinical-trails at Yale University School of Medicine. He has published over 50 articles in peer reviewed national and international journals on various topics in geriatric psychiatry. In addition, Dr. Tampi is a chief editor for three books in psychiatry. Dr. Tampi serves on the editorial board of various peer reviewed national and international journals in psychiatry and is a reviewer for over 20 journals including the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, American Journal of Psychiatry, and the American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementias.

Last Reviewed: April 3, 2015

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