Speakers

Andrew Cutler, Roger Sommi, Steven Stoner

Andrew Cutler, MD

Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Meridien Research
Bradenton, FL

Dr. Cutler is the Chief Medical Officer of Meridien Research Group in Tampa, FL and he is also CEO & Chief Medical Officer of Florida Clinical Research Center in Bradenton, FL. Dr Cutler received his Medical Degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and continued his medical training at the University of Virginia Medical Center where he served as an intern, resident, and chief resident in Psychiatry and Internal Medicine. While at the University of Virginia, he also completed training in dopamine receptor pharmacology and clinical psychopharmacology research. He then served as a Legislative Fellow and Mental Health Advisor to US Senator Paul Wellstone in the 103rd US Congress.

He has devoted more than 20 years to clinical research, and he has been principal investigator on more than 400 psychiatric and medical clinical trials. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles, presented over 100 abstracts at national and international medical meetings, and he has given hundreds of invited CME talks around the world. He regularly speaks to professional and community audiences about the evaluation and treatment of mental illnesses such as ADHD, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, and schizophrenia. He has received several professional honors and awards, including the Merck Award for outstanding medical scholarship, the University of Virginia Pride Award for outstanding patient care, the William Sorum Award from the American Psychiatric Association, the Effective Legislative Fellow Award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, the Distinguished Clinical Professional Award from the Mental Health Association of Central Florida, and he was chosen by his peers as the best psychiatrist in Orlando 5 years in a row (2003-2007). Dr. Cutler is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, and holds the Certified Physician Investigator (CPI) distinction from the Academy of Physicians in Clinical Research.

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Roger Sommi, PharmD, FCCP, BCPP

Associate Dean
University Missouri - Kansas City
Professor of Pharmacy Practice & Administration and Psychiatry
UMKC School of Pharmacy
Kansas City, MO

Dr. Sommi is Associate Dean for the University of Missouri Kansas City (UKMC) School of Pharmacy at MU, and Vice Chair and Professor at the UMKC School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, with a cross appointment in the Department of Psychiatry. He is also Research Director at the Psychopharmacy Research and Education Program at the Center for Behavioral Medicine (formerly Western Missouri Mental Health Center). He received his BS in Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Utah. He completed his residency in Hospital Pharmacy at the University of Utah Hospital and Fellowship in Psychopharmacy at the University of Texas at Austin. He is Board Certified in Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties and is a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. He is also a Past President of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists.

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Steven Stoner, PharmD, BCPP

Chair and Clinical Professor
University of Missouri Kansas City
School of Pharmacy
Division of Pharmacy Practice and Administration
Kansas City, MO

Dr. Stoner received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center – College of Pharmacy in 1994. He has been with University of Missouri Kansas City (UKMC) since 1996 when he joined as a Clinical Assistant Professor, following his post-doctoral completion of a one-year ASHP accredited psychiatric Pharmacy Practice & Administration residency and a one-year fellowship at Western Missouri Mental Health Center in Kansas City, Missouri. In 1997, he was awarded an NCDEU-NIMH Young Investigator Award and in 2001 the CPNP AstraZeneca Clinical Pharmacy Practice & Administration Award.

Dr. Stoner has also been the recipient of both teaching and preceptor of the year awards while at UMKC. In 2006, he completed the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Academic (AACP) Leadership Fellows Program. Dr. Stoner has been a member of CPNP since 1997 and has served for four years on the Recertification Committee and has been elected to the Board of Directors as Member-at-Large. He also is a member of the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (ASHP), the Missouri Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (MSHP), and served as the director of an ASHP accredited psychiatric Pharmacy Practice & Administration residency program for 10 years (1998-2008). In addition, he has served as President of the Mid-America Colleges of Clinical Pharmacy (MACCP).

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