The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) is pleased to announce the selection of Julie Dopheide, PharmD, BCPP, FASHP, as the recipient of the 2020 Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award. Dr. Dopheide is a professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.

This 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, and will be presented at the 2020 Annual Meeting on the evening of Sunday, April 26.

Those who nominated Dr. Dopheide had this to say:

  • Dr. Dopheide is an exceptionally talented and successful scholarly contributor to the psychiatric pharmacy community and beyond. Dr. Dopheide never ignores a teachable moment or opportunity to learn and share knowledge.
  • Dr. Dopheide is a natural leader and innovator within the field of psychiatric pharmacy. Her career impact goes far beyond just being a senior member of our professional community, but she has played a pivotal role in the development and growth of psychiatric pharmacy as a profession.
  • Dr. Dopheide makes you feel valued and empowers you to spread those same leadership qualities and ideals to the next generation of trainees.

Dr. Dopheide is Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Southern California School Of Pharmacy and holds a joint appointment in Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at USC’s Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles. She received her PharmD from the University of Nebraska and completed a residency in psychiatric pharmacy practice at the University of Southern California. Dr. Dopheide has been a member of CPNP since its inception and is a founding donor of CPNP Foundation. She served as president of CPNP in 2013-2014 and is co-advisor to CPNP’s student chapter. Dr. Dopheide is active in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), American Society of Hospital Pharmacists (ASHP), American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI).

Congratulations to Dr. Dopheide!