Bootman honored as PPSI Distinguished Pharmacist of Year during APhA annual meeting

March 20, 2012

J. Lyle Bootman, PhD, ScD, senior vice president for Health Sciences, dean and professor of Pharmacy, Medicine, and Public Health, University of Arizona, College of Pharmacy, was honored as the PPSI Distinguished Pharmacist of the Year, during PPSI’s annual breakfast, held during the American Pharmacists Association 2012 annual meeting in New Orleans.

J. Lyle Bootman, PhD, ScD, senior vice president for Health Sciences, dean and professor of Pharmacy, Medicine, and Public Health, University of Arizona, College of Pharmacy, was honored as the PPSI Distinguished Pharmacist of the Year, during PPSI’s annual breakfast, held during the American Pharmacists Association 2012 annual meeting in New Orleans.

“Fortunately for the profession and for patients, Lyle Bootman became a pharmacist. His career has intertwined public health and public service,” said Lucinda Maine, PhD, executive vice president of the American Association of the Colleges of Pharmacy, who introduced Bootman and presented the award.

“He literally invented pharmacoeconomics and wrote the first text. He began to apply the principles to the work of pharmacists, evaluating the impact that their services can have on health outcomes and on the important economic outcomes to justify the transition that the profession was undertaking in terms of patient care and health of the public.”

Bootman has had an outstanding career as the founding and executive director of the University of Arizona Center for Health Outcomes and PharmacoEconomic Research, one of the first such centers in the world. He is the author of the first textbook that introduced the principles of pharmacoeconomics, which is used in more than 40 countries and has been translated in 7 languages.

He also has received numerous awards, including the Joseph P. Remington Honor Medal, the highest honor given by the profession of pharmacy to recognize distinguished service and lifetime contributions.