Kristen Helms, PharmD, named ACOM Assistant Dean of Faculty Development

The Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM) is pleased to welcome Kristen Helms, PharmD, as Assistant Dean of Faculty Development.

Dr. Helms earned her bachelor’s degree in zoology from North Carolina State University and obtained her PharmD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her pharmacotherapy residency in primary care at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. Dr. Helms was a 2013-2014 Academic Leadership Fellow for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

Prior to joining ACOM, she served as Associate Clinical Professor at Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy and as director of interprofessional education. Dr. Helms has been honored with numerous awards, including the Auburn University Interdepartmental Collaboration Award (in collaboration) and the 2009 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy National Annual Assessment Award (in collaboration).

Her research interests include professional identity development, interprofessional education outcomes, and classroom and curricular assessment.