Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology Section

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The CPP Section is a diverse group of professionals whose mission is to provide preeminent pharmacy leadership and collaboration in critical care practice, education, and research. 

Chair - Megan A. Rech, BCCCP, MS, PharmD, Loyal University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA 
Chair-Elect – Christopher K. Carter, PharmD, BCCCP, FCCM, SSM Health Saint Clare Hospital Fenton, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Secretary/Treasurer – Mojdeh S. Heavner, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, Maryland, USA 
Past-Chair - Karen Berger, PharmD, FCCM, Nova Southeastern University, Delray Beach, Florida, USA
Members At-Large 
Caitlin S. Brown, PharmD, BCCCP, Mayo Clinic, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Brittany D. Bissell, PharmD, PhD, BCCCP, University of Kentucky, Waynesburg, Kentucky, USA
Susan Smith, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA

Council Liaison
Gretchen M. Brophy, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA
Jeffrey F. Barletta, BS, PharmD, FCCM, Midwestern University College of Pharmacy, Glendale, Arizona, USA
Anthony T. Gerlach, PharmD, FCCM, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Board Liaison

Martin J. Ohlinger, RPh, PharmD, FCCM, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, USA

Section Activities

Mentor and Mentee Program
This program, maintained by the Membership Committee of the CPP Section, is open to all members of the section. The program seeks to provide critical care pharmacists with guidance in their professional growth through interactions that foster excellence in clinical practice, research, teaching, and SCCM/CPP involvement.

Visiting Clinical Professor (VCP) Program
This program, maintained by the Program Committee of the CPP Section, is open to all members of the section. Current members may apply on behalf of their medical center or university. The VCP Program seeks to advance critical care pharmacy practice and teaching.

Research Assistance
A number of programs geared towards facilitating and/or assisting with research projects are provided through the Research Committee of the CPP Section. One such service provides peer pre-review for CPP members' manuscripts prior to journal submission.

Journal Club
Each month, the Society of Critical Care Medicine hosts a Journal Club webcast featuring pharmacy topics. Journal Club webcasts are held on the third Friday of each month.

Literature Updates
This program, maintained by the Research Committee of the CPP Section, is open to all members of the section. Retrieve monthly literature reviews through SCCM Connect.

Getting Involved
The CPP Section has numerous committees that are active in supporting the programs and vision of the Society. Members who are looking to become involved with the section are encouraged to view the committee charges and sign up for the committee of their choice. This can be done by either contacting the appropriate committee chair or the CPP Section Chair.

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