Indianapolis and the 21st CPNP Annual Meeting served as the setting for the awarding of the 2018 Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award to Matthew A. Fuller, PharmD, BCPP, FASHP, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Psychiatry, Louis Stokes Cleveland VAMC, Cleveland, OH.

The Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award is presented annually to a senior psychiatric pharmacy practitioner who has achieved a level of professional distinction and represents the qualities and ideals of professional enthusiasm, a passion for optimizing patient care, and continuing dedication to the practice of psychiatric pharmacy. The Saklad Memorial Award is named after the late Judith J. Saklad.

Dr. Fuller received his BS in pharmacy from Ohio Northern University and received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Cincinnati. He completed a residency in hospital pharmacy from Bethesda Hospital in Zanesville, OH. Following the completion of his training he joined the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Fuller has over 30 years of experience as a pharmacist. His main practice site is acute inpatient psychiatry. Dr. Fuller is currently a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Psychiatry at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He is also a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Toledo. He is also the Director of an ASHP accredited PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice Residency Program. Dr. Fuller has received several awards including the Upjohn Excellence in Research Award and the OSHP Hospital Pharmacist of the Year Award in 1994. In 1996 he received the CSHP Evelyn Gray Scott Award (Pharmacist of the Year). In 2001 he received the OSHP Pharmacy Practice Research Award and in 2003 he received an Outstanding Contribution Award from the VA Healthcare System of Ohio.