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Leadership Profile
Meet Colleen Bohnenkamp, Pharm.D., BCOP, BCPS

Colleen Bohnenkamp, Pharm.D., BCOP, BCPS

Colleen Bohnenkamp, Pharm.D., BCOP, BCPS

Hematology Oncology Clinical Pharmacist
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

What is your current leadership position in ICHP?
Chair of the New Practitioner Network


What benefits do you see in being active in a professional association such as ICHP? 
Through active participation in ICHP, I have gained valuable leadership and organizational skills that enhance my ability to perform as a clinical pharmacist.  Timely access to changes in the pharmacy profession, collaboration with other professionals, and leadership opportunities are added benefits to remaining engaged in professional organizations.


What initially motivated you to get involved in ICHP?
My residency director, Mike Fotis, encouraged my participation in ICHP as a resident, and he helped me to get involved with the Spring Meeting Planning Committee.  After completing my residency, Desi Kotis met with me for coffee to discuss continued professional involvement and suggested I learn more about the New Practitioner Network.  I have been an active member ever since!


Where did you go to pharmacy school?
Creighton University


Where have you trained or worked?
I completed my PGY-1 residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and have remained at NMH ever since.  I currently practice in both inpatient and outpatient hematology/oncology.


Describe your current area of practice and practice setting.
I have spent the last 5 years primarily working as an inpatient hematology/oncology clinical pharmacist.  I am now transitioning to an outpatient role in the Breast and Gynecological Oncology Clinic at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.


What special accomplishments have you achieved? 
I was awarded the Rosalind Franklin 2016 Preceptor of the Year.  I have also received an ICHP Shining Star Award.


Is there an individual you admire or look up to or a mentor that has influenced your career? 
Noelle Chapman.  She seems to do it all.  Work, family, fun- always with a smile on her face accompanied by such positive energy.


What advice would you give to student pharmacists?
Keep an open mind.  You never know where life will take you. Don’t neglect subjects that don’t interest you, as you may very well need those skills later in your career.


What pharmacy related issues keep you up at night? 
None. Work stays at work. My son now keeps me up at night. ;)


Do you have any special interests or hobbies outside of work? 
I had my first child in October of 2016.  He has changed my world, and I adore being a Mom.  Otherwise, I love to travel, read, and work out. 


Do you have a favorite restaurant or food? 
There are so many restaurants in Chicago. I love to try new ones as often as possible.  You can never go wrong with Girl and the Goat.


What is your favorite place to vacation? 
Las Vegas! J Though, I love to go on cruises anywhere in the world.


What is the most interesting or unique fact about yourself that few people know? 
I am allergic to melons.


What 3 adjectives would people use to best describe you? 
Efficient, laid back, and independent


KeePosted Info

Directly Speaking

Presidents Message


Call for Nominations

2017 ICHP Annual Meeting

New Practitioners Network


Educational Affairs

Government Affairs Report

Professional Affairs

Leadership Profile



Exciting Travels to the National Compounding Competition

Student Experience at the ICHP Spring Meeting

Increasing Pharmacy Student Exposure to Health-Systems Through Hospital Pharmacy Tours


Officers and Board of Directors

Upcoming Events

Welcome New Members!

ICHP Pharmacy Action Fund (PAC) Contributors

Professional Affairs AHA

ICHP Membership Application

Regularly Scheduled Network Meetings

Chicago Area Pharmacy Directors Network Dinner
3rd Thursday of Odd Months

Regularly Scheduled Division and Committee Calls

Executive Committee
Second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Educational Affairs
Third Tuesday of each month at 11:00 a.m.

Government Affairs
Third Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m.

Marketing Affairs
Third Tuesday of each month at 8:00 a.m.

Organizational Affairs
Fourth Thursday of each month at 12:00 p.m.

Professional Affairs
Fourth Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m.

New Practitioner Network
Second Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

Technology Committee
Second Friday of each month at 8:00 a.m.

Chicago Area Pharmacy Directors Network Dinner
Bi-monthly in odd numbered months with dates to be determined. Invitation only.

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