College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists

Mission and Vision:

The CPNP Collegiate Chapter will exist to encourage all student pharmacists to become more knowledgeable about CPNP and the profession of psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy by:

  • Providing opportunities for student participation in the decision-making process of the profession.
  • Encouraging student attendance at chapter and national CPNP meetings.
  • Increasing student awareness of current issues facing the psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy profession by means of programs, meetings, speakers, etc.
  • Making information related to psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy practice readily available to all student pharmacists and to support their pursuits in these areas.
  • Promoting dedication to excellence in patient care, research, and education.

To encourage development of all student pharmacists into knowledgeable and competent healthcare professionals by providing opportunities to: 

  • Understand the unique needs of the individual living with psychiatric and/or neurologic illness.
  • Develop leadership capabilities by holding elected offices or by serving on committees.
CPNP officers pose outside for a photo
Current Officers: 
Faculty Adviser:
  • Lisa W. Goldstone, MS, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP
Events and Activities: 
  • HOPE Health Fair - March 25 and April 30
    • The fairs will be held at HOPE, INC., a non-profit organization dedicated to serving those in the community. 
    • HOPE Mission statement - "HOPE's mission is to deliver recover-based community services using empathy from our own experience to ensure every individual achieves the most fulfilling life possible."
    • CPNP Student Chapter aided in coordinating two new health fairs planned this spring.
  • Stigma Free Campaign
    • The CPNP Student Chapter invites you to join them in their efforts to support the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) by taking three steps to be stigma free against those living with mental illness.
      • ​Step 1: Educate yourself 
      • Step 2: See the person and not the illness
      • Step 3: Take action on mental health issues 
    • Take the stigma free pledge! We can all play an active role in changing the world's views on mental illness and provide the hope that is needed even in our own community. 
    • Order T-shirts to support the campaign from the CPNP Student Chapter. All proceeds will be donated in honor of NAMI at the NAMI Walk on April 2. Orders will be accepted through March 18. Shirts can also be placed at our online store under the Stigma Free Campaign.
  • NAMI Walk - April 2
    • Our chapter is working closley with the local NAMI office to coordinate efforts in the walk. Our NAMI liasion is part of the NAMI Walk committee dedicated to organizing this event. Our chapter will engage in fundraising activities in March to raise money for NAMI.
  • Rincon High School presentation - April 4-15
    • Our education chair is busy developing lesson plans and presentations to be delivered to high school students in the Tucson community. These students are in advanced placement psychology courses. We will introduce them to the role of pharmacists in the treatment of mental health and the wide variety of resources to providers and patients. 
  • CPNP Conference - April 17-30
    • CPNP student members are actively planning travel to the 2016 annual meeting in Colorado Springs
    • This is a great opportunity for students to network with practicing psychiatric pharmacists across the country. The conference offers a phenomenal student track and mentorship relationship. 
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Photo caption: The officers for the 2016-2017 academic year, left to right - Hee Jun, Hannah Throckmorton, Rianne Michael, Megan Johnson-Bacon, Colin Gerber, Sena Avila, Kriz Alvarez, Hannah Hertzig, Lauren Kile. 

 

Originally posted: January 26, 2016
Last updated: May 3, 2017
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