CPNP Nominations Committee is pleased to announce the consideration of over 80 individuals for 3 positions on the 2011–2013 CPNP Board of Directors. This list of highly qualified individuals is now narrowed to a slate of 6 candidates as listed below. All active category members of CPNP will be offered the opportunity to vote for 1 candidate for each person starting October 24. Be looking for weekly update and email messages when the voting center is opened. Congratulations and good luck to each candidate!

President Elect Candidates:

  • Julie Dopheide, PharmD, BCPP, Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at University of Southern California-School of Pharmacy, Los Angeles, CA

  • Jennifer Zacher, PharmD, BCPP, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, North Chicago, IL

Secretary Candidates:

  • Amy Werremeyer, PharmD, BCPP, Residency Director & Clinical Pharmacist, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

  • Ellie Elliot, PharmD, BCPP, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-Mental Health, Center for Behavioral Medicine, Kansas City, MO

Member-At-Large Candidates:

  • Troy Moore, PharmD, BCPP, MS Assistant Professor, University of Texas HSC San Antonio Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital, San Antonio, TX

  • Jonathan Lacro, PharmD, BCPP, BCPS, VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA

Brenda Schimenti, CPNP Executive Director

You are probably like most professionals whose time is tight. You probably work more than 40 hours per week, have community commitments, family commitments, flights to catch and to-do lists that go on and on.

We get that. Stop for a minute though and consider all that you can gain by volunteering for CPNP such as the opportunity to:

  • Build a stronger profession.

  • Gain visibility and advance your career.

  • Build a personal network of colleagues.

  • Have a meaningful impact.

  • Improve your skills, knowledge and abilities as a professional.

  • Gain new perspectives and self-satisfaction.

Whether you can volunteer for an ad hoc assignment such as grading of abstract submissions or a more time-intensive editorial board position, we urge you to check out the volunteer opportunities detailed in the newly revamped CPNP volunteer center. You now have year-round access to your volunteer profile where you can tell us which activities you are most interested in and what time you can contribute.

Thanks to our partnership with Current Psychiatry (CP) published through Quadrant Healthcom Inc., another CPNP Savvy Psychopharmacology article is featured in the October edition of Current Psychiatry. The goal of this section is to present an evidence-based discussion to guide safe, effective prescribing of psychotropic medications. James J. Gugger, PharmD, BCPP, Courtney L. Tam, PharmD, and Charles R. Ashby, Jr, PhD authored this month's article on Is there a link between aripiprazole and treatment-emergent psychosis?

A reminder that a special subscription price is available to Current Psychiatry, a monthly peer-reviewed publication, and the leading source of practical, evidence-based information for healthcare professionals treating psychiatric patients. Thanks to the CPNP partnership with Current Psychiatry, CPNP members can receive a year of Current Psychiatry at a cost of $24, over 77% less than the normal subscription rate.

Congratulations!

Christian Teter and his wife Lindsey recently welcomed a new son, William! All are doing well.

Ericka Breden recently announced her engagement!

Shannon Saldana has moved to a new position and is now at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City.

Sarah Melton, PharmD, BCPP, CGP, has been selected to fill a chair position within One Care of Southwest Virginia, a consortium of substance abuse coalitions, health care professionals, law enforcement officers and community leaders committed to decreasing substance abuse and misuse, and related social, economic and health factors through planning, policy, data, and advocacy.

CPNP Technology Director Greg Payne and his wife Brande welcomed their first child, Amorita Louise Payne. Amorita was born 9-23-11 at 4:06 p.m. weighing in at 7 lb 7 oz.

Vanessa Wasser is the new CPNP Event/Membership Coordinator. Vanessa was born and raised in Nebraska, graduated from the Univeristy of Nebraska-Lincoln and is settling into her new position.