Harrison School of Pharmacy

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Kristen Helms Kristen Helms
Associate Clinical Professor

Departments: Pharmacy Practice
Auburn University
Harrison School of Pharmacy
2320d Walker Building
Auburn, AL 36849
Email: helmskl@auburn.edu
Phone: 334-844-8309
Fax: 334-844-4410

B.S., Zoology - North Carolina State
Pharm.D. - North Carolina, 2002

Kristen Helms Pharm.D. is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, member of the Office of Teaching Learning and Assessment, and Course Coordinator for the Integrated Pharmacotherapy course sequence for students in their third professional year. She joined the faculty at the Harrison School of Pharmacy in 2003 and has practiced in geriatrics and rheumatology at East Alabama Medical Center. Her areas of interest include curricular design, problem-based learning, collaborative learning, active learning, educational research, and rheumatology.

Dr. Helms graduated from the University of North Carolina in 2002 with a doctor of pharmacy degree. She then completed one year of post-graduate residency training in an ASHP-accredited Primary Care residency through DCH Regional Medical Center and Capstone Medical Clinic in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. As resident, she was honored with the Outstanding Resident Teacher Award.

As a faculty member she received the prestigious Hargreave’s Faculty Mentor Award in 2006 and the Student Council Student Advocate Award in 2007. In addition, Dr. Helms, in collaboration with several faculty members, earned the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Assessment Award in 2009.

Dr. Helms dedicates most of her time to serving in the Office of Teaching, Learning and Assessment as Scholar in Residence and coordinating the Integrated Pharmacotherapy course sequence at the Harrison School of Pharmacy. In this problem-based learning course sequence, she also serves as content expert for osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Dr. Helms is highly active in both the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and the American Educational Research Association (AERA).


Last Updated: February 27, 2017