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President’s Message: Donors, Legacy Partners Gather at CPNP Annual Meeting

It was great to see many of you at CPNP 2017 in Phoenix.  I hope you had the opportunity to learn through the many various CE offerings, network with colleagues, connect with old friends and meet some of the new CPNP members and first time attendees.  Maybe you even had some time to unwind and relax a little too.  I always enjoy the meeting and this one was no exception.  Read more.

CPNP Foundation Impact Seen at CPNP 2017 in Phoenix

Each year the CPNP Foundation seeks to feature their success and advance their mission at the CPNP Annual Meeting. This year, the Foundation shared three ways we are working to enhance the capacity of pharmacy professionals to ensure effective and compassionate treatment of individuals with mental disorders as illustrated in the graphic below. Read more.

Grant Opportunity for Students, Residents and Fellows Now Open

The CPNP Foundation is excited to announce that the 2017 Defining the Future Research Grant cycle is open! This is an annual grant for students and residents/fellows interested in psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy, including those who are members of CPNP student chapters. With this grant program, the Foundation is able to provide financial support to future pharmacists who are paving the way in defining the future and improving the care of patients with psychiatric and neurologic disorders. Read more.

Why I Give: Andrea Kelly Winterswyk, PharmD, BCPS

The CPNP Foundation enjoys recognizing donors who exemplify the values of the Foundation through their dedication and commitment to meeting the needs of patients living with psychiatric and neurologic disorders and their families. In this issue of Kaleidoscope, we feature Andrea Kelly Winterswyk, PharmD, BCPS. Read more.

Stigma Research Project Submitted for Publication

At the CPNP Annual meeting in Phoenix, the results of the CPNP Foundation stigma survey were presented by Dr. Vince Giannetti and Dr. Khalid Kamal. This stigma research project involved developing an original, 101-item survey for community pharmacists which focused on their provision of pharmacy services and their comparative opinions about working with patients who have mental illness. Read more.

Scholarships Available for Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Instructor Training!

Pharmacists passionate about mental health are encouraged to apply for one of three scholarships for Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) instructor training. The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) is working with MHFA-USA to promote pharmacy team members’ involvement in mental health first aid and is looking for pharmacists to lead the effort. Read more.

Foundation-Funded Research Showcases Innovation and Impact at CPNP 2017

Annually, the CPNP Foundation supports the Defining the Future grant program which is designed specifically for students/CPNP student chapters, residents, and fellows interested in psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy. This grant program provides an excellent, ongoing opportunity to receive funding to support innovative and cutting-edge research that will impact the care of patients into the future. Read more.