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Press Releases

Get to Know your Board of Directors for 2014-2015

July 1 is the start of CPNP’s fiscal year and the transition of officers on the Board of Directors. We express a wealth of thanks and gratitude to board members who concluded their board term as of June 30, 2014.

College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) 2014 Annual Meeting

Phoenix, Arizona served as host city for the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacist’s 17th Annual Meeting held April 27-30. This four-day conference hosted 625 attendees and featured nearly 30 hours of cutting-edge scientific presentations, three industry supported symposium, two product theaters and a display of 169 scientific posters. Deanna Kelly, PharmD, BCPP, Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, served as Program Chair of the CPNP Annual Meeting.

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) Announces Saklad Memorial Award and Research Award Recipients Presented at the 2014 CPNP Annual Meeting

Saklad Memorial Award

CPNP was honored to present the Saklad Memorial Award at the 2014 CPNP Annual Meeting for the seventeenth time. This award celebrates the life and work of the late Judith J. Saklad. Dr. Saklad was a founding member of CPNP and nationally recognized as an innovator of pharmaceutical care to children and adults with serious mental disorders, developmental disabilities and mental retardation. The 2014 recipient is Dr. Cynthia Kirkwood.

Industry News

BACKGROUND: Few studies have examined why smoking cessation interventions are effective. The aim of this study was to examine the mediating processes underlying the effectiveness of cessation counseling administered by the Dutch national quitline. METHODS: Data were used of a two-arm randomized controlled trial in which smoking parents, who were recruited through primary schools in The Netherlands, received either quitline cessation counseling (n=256) or a self-help brochure (n=256). The endpoint was 6-...
BACKGROUND: Life course theory emphasizes the need to examine a wide variety of distal factors along with proximal factors, longitudinally. Yet research on who obtains substance use treatment is generally cross-sectional and limited to examining developmentally proximal factors (e.g., substance use severity) and demographic factors. METHODS: To investigate treatment within a life-course framework, we studied 522 drug and/or alcohol users from a community cohort of African Americans followed prospectively...
Baumeister SE, Gelberg L, Leake BD, Yacenda-Murphy J, Vahidi M, Andersen RM. Effect of a primary care based brief intervention trial among risky drug users on health-related quality of life. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.06.034.
BACKGROUND: Improvement in quality of life (QOL) is a long term goal of drug treatment. Although some brief interventions have been found to reduce illicit drug use, no trial among adult risky (moderate non-dependent) drug users has tested effects on health-related quality of life. METHODS: A single-blind randomized controlled trial of patients enrolled from February 2011 to November 2012 was conducted in waiting rooms of five federally qualified health centers. 413 adult primary care patients were...