Julie Ann Dopheide, professor of clinical pharmacy, psychiatry and the behavioral sciences at the USC School of Pharmacy, will receive the 2020 Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award at the national meeting of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) in April 2020, CPNP announced today.
The Saklad Award recognizes Dopheide’s professional distinction in and dedication to the practice of psychiatric pharmacy. A board certified psychiatric pharmacist, Dopheide is actively involved in teaching pharmacy students, medical students and psychiatry and pharmacy residents through didactic and clinical teaching. She joined the USC faculty in 1988.
A member of CPNP since its inception, Dopheide served as president of the national organization in 2013-2014.
Dopheide is the third USC faculty member to receive the Saklad Award. The inaugural honoree, in 1998, was Glen L. Stimmel, and Michael Z. Wincor received the honor in 2007.
The award commemorates the life and work of the late Judith J. Saklad who was also a founding member of the CPNP. Saklad was a nationally recognized innovator of pharmaceutical care to children and adults with serious mental disorders, developmental disabilities and mental retardation. The recipient of the award represents the qualities and ideals of professional enthusiasm and a passion for optimizing patient care.