October 29, 2015
The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) names Dr. Sally Guthrie winner of the 2016 Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2016 Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award, Sally Guthrie, PharmD, BCPP, FACCP. Dr. Guthrie is a Professor of Pharmacy, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy; Professor of Psychiatry, Medical School; and Clinical Pharmacist, Pharmacy Services, University Hospital.

This 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. Guthrie graduated Magna Cum Laude from The University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1979 and completed a Clinical Pharmacy Residency at Duke University Medical Center from 1979-80. At the end of a National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA) fellowship in 1986, Sally decided that the best fit for her talents would be an academic position. She was hired as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy at The University of Michigan College of Pharmacy.

Through the University of Michigan Substance Abuse Research Center (UMSARC), Sally began collaboration with Dr. Edward Domino, a distinguished researcher in Pharmacology. Sally helped Dr. Domino develop two NIDA-funded RO-1 grants in 1997 and 2006, respectively and was able to secure a NIDA funded RO-3 in 2011.

Sally is proud of her 60 peer-reviewed research publications but is more proud of her 30-year teaching career, during which she mentored 28 pharmacy students with their research projects and precepted from 2 to 8 students each year during their experiential rotations in psychiatry. Most recently she has taught in a Sports Medicine elective and has over the years made a variety of “guest appearances” in Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacy Ethics, and Pharmacy Investigations courses.