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Lawson Named APhA Fellow


Dr. Ken Lawson, associate professor of pharmacy administration, has been named a fellow of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).

Announcement of Lawson's selection was made earlier this month in San Diego at the APhA's annual meeting. He was one of seven who were elected fellows from APhA's Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS). Additionally, ten others were elected fellows by APhA's Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management.

Lawson, who holds the Mannino Fellowship in pharmacy at UT Austin, teaches courses in health care systems in the professional degree program. In the graduate program, his courses focus on managed health care systems and data analysis. He is a past recipient of the college's Texas Excellence Teaching Award.

His current research activities focus on factors affecting the utilization and costs of prescription medications and other health care services. In addition, he is involved in research evaluating educational interventions.

For the past 10 years he has served as the faculty advisor for the UT chapter of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP).

Lawson received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from UT Austin. He practiced in institutional and community pharmacy settings before joining the UT pharmacy faculty. He is a past recipient of the Texas Pharmacy Association's Distinguished Service Award and served as a member-at-large and chair of the Economic, Social and Administrative Sciences Section of APhA-APRS. He recently completed a term as member of the APhA-APRS Executive Committee.

Last Reviewed: March 27, 2008

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