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Announcing the Defining the Future Research Grant Program

The CPNP Foundation is excited to announce the Defining the Future Research Grant program, an annual grant for students and residents interested in conducting psychiatric or neurologic pharmacy research, including those who are members of CPNP student chapters. With this grant program, the Foundation seeks to support and encourage residents and students who will ultimately define the future within our discipline.    Read more.

Donor Profile: LaGenia Bailey, PharmD, BCPP, RYT-500

CPNP Foundation, from time to time, recognizes donors who exemplify the values of the Foundation as reflected in their sustained support, dedication to evidence-based care, and commitment to meeting the needs of patients living with psychiatric and neurologic disorders and their families. We feature Dr. LaGenia Bailey in this issue of Kaleidoscope. The CPNP Foundation Board of Directors sincerely thanks Dr. Bailey for her ongoing commitment to the Foundation’s mission.  Read more.

CPNP Foundation Activities at CPNP 2015 in Tampa

Barbara G. Wells, PharmD, FASHP, FCCP
CPNP Foundation President

Each year the CPNP Foundation seeks to feature their progress on new initiatives at the CPNP Annual Meeting, while also attempting to shine a light on stigma and bring the patient/caregiver perspective to the meeting. The Foundation Board commends and congratulates CPNP staff and the Annual Meeting Program Committee for planning an excellent meeting which had record attendance. Read more.

Foundation Project Update: the Mental Health Pharmacy Directory

Charles Caley, PharmD, BCPP
CPNP Foundation Past President

For approximately one year, the CPNP Foundation has been engaged in development of a website that will serve as a national directory of community pharmacies which have a mission to serve the mental health population. This project is a natural extension of the earlier Walgreens-funded survey which was a joint research effort between the CPNP Foundation and the National Alliance on Mental Illness. This website directory project has been generously supported by Otsuka and also involves our website development partners at GuideMark Health. The website is scheduled to launch during the summer of 2015. Read more.

Living With My Medication – The Photo Voice Project

Charles Caley, PharmD, BCPP
CPNP Foundation Past President

The CPNP Foundation and CPNP value the contributions and perspectives of individuals living with mental illness, as they inform our empathic understanding of their needs and struggles. CPNP member Amy Werremeyer, PharmD and her colleagues Gina Aalgaard Kelly, PhD and Elizabeth Skoy, PharmD at North Dakota State University have spent much of the last 3 years conducting research to better understand the medication related experiences of patients with mental illness.  Read more.

Stigma and Psychiatric Disorders: Managing Personal Biases

Carla D. Cobb, PharmD, BCPP
CPNP Foundation Board Member

Everyone has personal biases. Think about your own biases: Coke versus Pepsi, Ford versus Chevy, or your political leanings. These are long-held, firm beliefs, often formed in childhood. Personal biases around people with mental illnesses or substance use disorders was the topic of a presentation by Dr. Michael Friedman, at the CPNP Foundation-sponsored presentation at CPNP 2015. Read more.