CPNP Research Awards

Abstracts and Awards Council Chair Calleen Lavinghousez, PharmD, BCPP, is pleased to recognize the 2021 CPNP Research and Practice Award winners and finalists. Announced April 21, during CPNP’s 24th Annual Meeting, these awards recognize excellence in investigators presenting abstracts at the CPNP Annual Meeting. Award Finalists presented platform presentations and displayed their posters during the virtual meeting.

Award Winners

Therapeutic Case Report Award Winner

Jake Matano, PharmD, MBA, PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Resident, Salt Lake City VA Healthcare System, Salt Lake City, UT
A Breath of Fresh Air: Treatment of Intramuscular Naltrexone-Induced Eosinophilic Pneumonia

Innovative Practices Award Winner

Erica Davis, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, Clinical Psychiatric Pharmacist, University of Maryland, Baltimore; Springfield Hospital Center, Sykesville, MD
Improving Hospital-wide Prescribing Practices through Pharmacist-initiated Physician Peer Comparison Letters

Original Research Award Winner

Carolyn O'Donnell, PharmD, PGY1 Pharmacy Resident, University at Buffalo / New York State Office of Mental Health at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, Williamsville, NY
Perceptions of Adverse Drug Reactions amongst Healthcare Professionals within Inpatient State Psychiatric Facilities

Research Trainee Award Winner

Autumn Walkerly, PharmD, BCPS, PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Resident, Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Free and Total Serum Valproic Acid Concentrations: Association with Clinical Response and Toxicities

CPNP Foundation Strategic Goals Award Winner

Rajkumar J. Sevak, PhD, RPh, Assistant Professor, University of the Pacific, TJ Long School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Stockton, CA
Impact of a Neuropsychiatric Therapeutics Course and a Subsequent Case-Based Course on Mental Health

Additional Award Finalists

Innovative Practice Award Finalist

Phuong-Quyen Mellado, PharmD, PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Resident, Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Quality of Patient Care by Converting to Injectable Antipsychotics with Longer Duration of Actions During COVID-19 Pandemic

Original Research Award Finalist

Julia S. Boyle, PharmD, BCPP, Assistant Professor, Idaho State University, Meridian, ID
Pharmacists’ Utilization of Prescriptive Authority of Naloxone and Tobacco Cessation Products in Idaho