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During Virtual CPNP 2020, CPNP presented the 2020 Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award to Julie Dopheide, PharmD, BCPP, FASHP, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.

The Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award is presented annually to a senior psychiatric pharmacy practitioner who has achieved a level of professional distinction and represents the qualities and ideals of professional enthusiasm, a passion for optimizing patient care, and continuing dedication to the practice of psychiatric pharmacy. The Saklad Memorial Award is named after the late Judith J. Saklad.

Dr. Dopheide is Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy and holds a joint appointment in Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at USC’s Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles. She received her PharmD from the University of Nebraska and completed a residency in psychiatric pharmacy practice at the University of Southern California.

Dr. Dopheide is a board certified psychiatric pharmacist who provides clinical service for adults and children with psychiatric illness at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center. She has been USC’s PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy residency program director since 1998 and supervises residents in the provision of comprehensive medication management on the inpatient psychiatry service and clinics. She is actively involved in teaching pharmacy students, medical students, allied health, and psychiatry residents in both the classroom and clinical settings. Dr. Dopheide has taught over 600 APPEs during her 31 years at USC and was named “Best APPE Preceptor for 2017-2018”, an award she also received in 2000-2001.

Dr. Dopheide has over 40 publications in peer-reviewed journals, professional publications, and textbooks. Dr. Dopheide currently serves as vice-chair of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties Psychiatric Specialty Council. She has twice been invited to serve as a Healthcare Manpower Development Expert for the Ministry of Health in Singapore and has served as faculty for Tokyo College of Life Sciences.

Dr. Dopheide has been a member of CPNP since its inception and is a founding member of the CPNP Foundation. She served as president of CPNP in 2013-2014 and is co-advisor to CPNP’s student chapter. Dr. Dopheide is active in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), American Society of Hospital Pharmacists (ASHP), American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI).

Congratulations to Dr. Dopheide!

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