Download the PDF version of this issue.

Focus: The Silver Lining of 2020

Brenda Schimenti, CPNP and CPNP Foundation Executive Director

“Can we uninstall 2020, this version has a virus in it” memes have swarmed us on social media as an apt descriptor of the unwanted twists and turns our professional and personal lives have taken as we collectively battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Though they can’t compensate for the loss of life, the economic drain, the isolation, and other negative impacts of the pandemic, we can all find some of the silver linings of the pandemic such as more family time, deeper relationships, and innovation and inventiveness. The silver lining for the CPNP Foundation has been focus.  Read more.

2020 Year-End Campaign: Your Support Needed for Growing Initiatives

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us whether it is through budgetary constraints in health systems and other areas of practice or the increased communication with patients and colleagues through virtual means. Driven by its mission to advance the psychiatric pharmacy profession by supporting research, scholarship, and practitioner development, the CPNP Foundation (CPNPF) is working to be innovative in supporting psychiatric pharmacy during this global crisis through the activities detailed below: Read more.

COVID Care Research Grant Application Deadline: December 15, 2020

Thanks to a generous donor, the CPNP Foundation will be awarding up to 4 grants as part of its COVID Care Grant Program. Up to $10,000 in grants are available to support improvements in or access to psychiatric pharmacy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant awards will be in increments of $2,500 or $5,000 and are intended to support research projects that support improvements in or access to psychiatric pharmacy care during the pandemic. Read more.

Meaningful Conversations: Facilitation Workshop Offered to Hone Your Skills

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly changed how we interact with everyone, including our family, friends, patients, students, and coworkers. CPNP worked quickly to provide webinars on telehealth and to develop resources so that psychiatric pharmacists would continue to provide a high level of care. The CPNP RPD Community presented on precepting during a pandemic. The CPNP Teaching Community discussed supporting student mental health during a pandemic. You have likely worked hard to find ways to stay connected to others on a personal level. Read more.

CPNP 2021 Student Grant Applications Due January 13

The CPNP Foundation is proud to announce the continued funding of student registration grants to CPNP’s Annual Meeting. Thanks to CPNP Foundation donors, up to 25 students will receive grants to attend the Virtual 2021 CPNP Annual Meeting, April 19-23! The online application portal is open, and all applications are due January 13, 2021. To be eligible, a student applicant must be a full-time pharmacy student in pursuit of her/his first professional pharmacy degree, a paid student member of CPNP in good standing, and must not have previously received this grant. A full list of grant criteria can be found online.

  Read more.

2020 Defining the Future Grant Recipients Announced

The CPNP Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the fifth annual Defining the Future Research Grant Awards. The CPNP Foundation was incredibly encouraged by all of the submissions from students, residents, and fellows who are working to improve the lives of people living with mental disorders and their caregivers. Thank you to everyone who applied and is doing this important research! Read more.

Support the CPNP Foundation During Holiday Shopping with AmazonSmile

The holidays are almost here, and it’s time to start shopping! As you shop the sales on Amazon, consider first going to and setting the CPNP Foundation as your preferred nonprofit. You’ll find the exact same shopping experience as with the added bonus that Amazon Smile will donate a portion of your purchases to the CPNP Foundation. Read more.