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Jolene R. Bostwick, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP served on a workgroup convened by the American Psychiatric Association Council on Psychosomatic Medicine, in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology, and co-authored a Resource Document on QTc Prolongation and Psychotropic Medications found here. Dr. Bostwick was also promoted to Clinical Professor at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy effective September 1, 2019.

CPNP member Nicole Brandt, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, BCPP, FASCP, was named the 2019 Dennis W. Jahnigen Award recipient. The award recognizes and individual committed to working with students and advancing geriatrics education in schools of health and medicine. Dr. Brandt is the first pharmacist to be honored with the award. Read more online.

CPNP was invited by the APA to submit comments on the Draft Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Schizophrenia. Carol Ott, PharmD, BCPP led a team of 4 in analyzing the draft guideline and preparing comments for consideration by the APA’s Guideline Writing Group. CPNP is grateful to Dr. Ott and her fellow work group members: Erica Davis, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, Lisa Goldstone, MS, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, and Stephen Saklad, PharmD, BCPP. The APA’s Guideline Writing Group drafted the guideline based on a systematic review of the available evidence. Each statement (recommendation or suggestion) is separately rated according to the strength of the supporting research evidence and the balance of possible benefits and harms of the recommended or suggested actions. In addition to specific statements, the draft guideline includes a review of strategies and caveats when implementing the recommendations and a discussion of the appropriateness of the recommendations to inform quality improvement activities.

CPNP congratulates the 41 individuals who were successful in obtaining the BCPP designation in the Spring of 2019. The majority of these successful candidates purchased CPNP's BCPP Examination Preparatory products: the Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Review Course and/or the BCPP Prep Series designed as preparatory tools for the BCPP examination. There are now over 1100 individuals who are credentialed as Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacists.

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