Dean M. Lynn Crismon has been named recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Oklahoma.
Crismon, who earned his B.S. in pharmacy from the university in 1974, was named to the honor in fall ceremonies in Oklahoma City. He also earned a Pharm.D. from the joint program of The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Dr. Crismon's research and practice focus on the development and evaluation of strategies to improve the pharmacotherapy, pharmacoeconomics and health outcomes of adults and children with severe mental disorders. He developed a nationally recognized training program in psychiatric pharmacotherapy and mental health outcomes.
He previously served as chair of the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacy's specialty practice group on psychopharmacy. After serving on the task force to recognize psychiatric pharmacy as a specialty by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties, he was the first chair of the BPS Special Council on Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice.
He has published more than 236 articles, chapters and handbooks as well as more than 195 abstracts. Additionally, he has presented more than 400 invited lectures or presentations.
Dean Crismon has served as associate editor of the second edition of the APhA Drug Treatment Protocols. He is a member of the editorial advisory board for both The Annuls of Pharmacotherapy and the APhA DrugInfoLine.