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College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP)


Mission Statement:

To connect student pharmacists with mental health care professionals to foster an appreciation for the impact that mental illnesses and neurological disorders can have on patients and their families, and set the stage for the development of compassionate pharmacists that are aware of the difficulty in optimizing therapy and fighting the stigma associated with the diagnosis of these disorders.

The CPNP Collegiate Chapter exists to:

  1. 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.
  2. To encourage development of all student pharmacists into knowledgeable and competent health care 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.
    • Membership in the CPNP Collegiate Chapter shall be available to full time students enrolled in CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in good academic standing. Collegiate chapter members must be current members of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists accomplished through application to CPNP National and payment of dues. To join the collegiate chapter, members shall submit an application (as required by the collegiate chapter), pay the required collegiate chapter dues at the local level, and agree to support the purposes of CPNP. Eligibility for renewal of CPNP collegiate membership shall discontinue upon graduation or loss of academic standing at the College of Pharmacy.
  3. In accordance with the mission of CPNP, collegiate chapters are responsible for conducting annual community service projects to promote psychiatric pharmacy and improve the understanding of mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illnesses. Community service projects are left to the discretion of CPNP Collegiate Chapter, but it is encouraged to seek involvement with other local organizations focusing on the treatment of individuals with mental illness, such as the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). In addition to collegiate chapter initiatives, collegiate chapters may be called upon to assist in national CPNP projects and/or initiatives.

Officers for 2019-20

President Hayden Fields
Vice-President Colin Maehler
Secretary Isabelle Bindseil
Treasurer Alexandra Engelmann
Fundraising Chair Alexandra Engelmann
Educational Chair Sara Amaral
Social Media/Social Chair Sloane English
Community Outreach Chair Elisa Espinosa
Faculty Advisor Benjamin Chavez