Raymond C. Love, PharmD, BCPP, FASHP
Professor and Vice Chair
University of Maryland,
Raymond C. Love is currently a Professor and Vice Chair at the University of Maryland (UM) School of Pharmacy. He also serves as Professor of Psychiatry, UM School of Medicine. Dr. Love received his doctor of pharmacy degree in 1977 from the University of Maryland and went on to serve as the first director of the Cumberland Area Health Education Center. In this position, Dr. Love helped establish the University of Maryland’s first AHEC and served as a preceptor for pharmacy, medical, dental, nursing, social work and pastoral care students and residents. He established the first psychiatric clinical pharmacy services in the state of Maryland at the Allegany County Health Department and was the founding director of pharmacy at the Thomas B. Finan Center in Cumberland. In 1985, he established the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Mental Health Program in order to bring the services he piloted in western Maryland to citizens throughout the state. This program employs over 30 pharmacists and has graduated over 20 residents. Dr. Love has been the recipient of numerous grants and contracts from federal agencies, state government and the pharmaceutical industry.
Dr. Love has been an active participant in organized psychiatric pharmacy since its inception. He served as vice-chair of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists chaired Specialty Practice Group on Psychopharmacy, chaired two of the task forces responsible for assembling the petition to the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties (BPS) for the recognition of psychiatric pharmacy practice as a specialty and served on the first BPS Specialty Council for Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice. Dr. Love was present at the founding of CPNP and is a founding member. He has served CPNP as a committee chair, committee member, task force member and Relationship Management Group chair. He is the 2010 recipient of the CPNP Saklad Award.