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Press Releases

College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists Announces Slate for 2015-2017 Board Officer Election

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) Nominations Committee is pleased to announce the consideration of over 25 individuals for 3 positions on the 2015-2017 CPNP Board of Directors. Now narrowed to a slate of 6 candidates, CPNP active members will have the opportunity to select 1 individual to serve in each position. Elections will take place online at cpnp.org from November 3-21, 2014. A link to the voting center will be sent via email to all active members on November 3.

Candidates Include:

President-Elect Candidates:

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) Announces the Recipient of the 2015 Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2015 Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award, Carla Cobb, PharmD, BCPP. Dr. Cobb is a Psychiatric Pharmacist at RiverStone Health Clinic in Billings, Montana.

CPNP Generates Buzz at the NAMI Annual Meeting

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) held their national convention in Washington, D.C., September 3-6. The popular CPNP “Ask the Psychiatric Pharmacist” booth received special mention in NAMI’s post-convention video update from Mary Giliberti, NAMI Executive Director.

In the recorded interview (timestamp 2:25-3:25), CPNP member Judy Curtis explains who CPNP is and what neuropsychiatric pharmacists contribute to patient care. CPNP student members Kayla Tegeler and Marcus Ellis, with assistance from Heidi Wehring, PharmD, BCPP, staffed the “Ask the Psychiatric Pharmacist” booth and shared the type of questions they answered at the very popular booth.

CPNP has had a long-lasting relationship with NAMI staffing the Ask the Psycyhiatric Pharmacist booth and providing 2 educational sessions (Medication and Treatment Challenges for the Young Adults and New Psychiatric Medications: Knowledge is Power) as a way to reinforce the important role psychiatric pharmacists can bring to the treatment team. A special thanks to all of the volunteers who represented CPNP and provided valuable services at NAMI 2014: Shelly Spollen, Karen Moeller, Judy Curtis, LaGenia Bailey, Alice Mascialino, Heidi Wehring, Kayla Tegeler, Marcus Ellis, Jerry Overman, and Cassidy Zammit.

Industry News

Two research lines argue for rapid stress-induced reallocations of neural network activity involving the amygdala. One focuses on the role of norepinephrine in mediating the shift towards the salience network and improving vigilance processing, while the other focuses on the role of cortisol in enhancing automatic, habitual responses. It has been suggested that the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) is critical in shifting towards habitual responses, which are supported by the dorsal striatum. However, until...
Olde Dubbelink KTE, Schoonheim MM, Deijen JB, Twisk JWR, Barkhof F, Berendse HW. Functional connectivity and cognitive decline over 3 years in Parkinson disease. Neurology. 2014. doi:10.1212/WNL.0000000000001020.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate fMRI whole-brain resting-state functional connectivity changes in relation to cognitive decline in Parkinson disease (PD) over a 3-year period. METHODS: Resting-state fMRI scans were acquired in 55 patients with PD (mean age 65.8 years, SD 6.37; average disease duration 9.24 years, SD 3.96) and 15 matched controls (mean age 64.4 years, SD 8.65). We first performed overall (i.e., 1 whole-brain mean) as well as regional (i.e., for all individual regions of interest) functional...