COLLEGE OF PHARMACY
 
 
 
FACULTY PROFILE
seporator

Christopher Williams, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Telephone Number: 504-733-1127
Office:

Xavier University Health & Wellness Center
5110 Jefferson Highway, Harahan

Fax Number: 504-733-1193
Email Address: wkirchai@xula.edu

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Kirchain is the Director of the Xavier University Health and Wellness Center in Harahan, LA.  A service of the Xavier University College of Pharmacy.  Services at the Center include free screenings for diabetes, high blood pressure and related conditions; medication check-ups; diabetes classes and health cooking classes.  The Center serves as a training site for pharmacy students in their final year of the doctor of pharmacy program. 

Dr. Kirchain received a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the University of Florida in 1981.  He then obtained his doctor of pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston in 1984.  He completed a Residency Training Program in Adult Pharmacy at the University of Southern California-Los Angeles County Medical Center in 1985. 

Dr. Kirchain serves as the Vice Chair of the Collaborative Drug Therapy Management Advisory Committee to the Louisiana Board of Medical Examiners. He is the New Orleans Regional Representative on the Louisiana Pharmacists Association Board of Directors.  He serves as co-Chair of the Louisiana Society of Health-system Pharmacists Public Policy Committee.

 

Selected Publications

Rendell MS, Kirchain WR. Drug treatments in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2000; 34:878-895.

Knowlton CH, Thomas OV, Williamson A, Gammaitoni AR, Kirchain WR, Buttaro ML, Zarus SA. Establishing community pharmacy-based anticoagulation education and monitoring programs. Journal American Pharmaceutical Association 1999;39:368-374.

Kirchain WR, Rendell MS. Aldose reductase inhibitors, Pharmacotherapy 1990;10:326-336.

Dewan NA, Bell CW, Moore J, Anderson B, Kirchain WR, O’Donahue WJ. Smell and taste function in subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, effect of long-term oxygen via nasal cannula. Chest 1990;97:595-599.

Kirchain WR. A description of a third world pharmacy rotation. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 1990;53:298-301.

 

Monographs & Books

Kirchain WR, Allen RE. Drug-induced liver disease. In: Pharmacotherapy, a pathophisiologic approach (ninth edition). DiPiro JT, Talbert RL, Yee GC, Matzke GR, Wells BG, Posey LM (editors). McGraw Hill Publishing Co, New York. (submitted October 2012).

Kirchain WR, Allen RE. Drug-induced liver disease. In: Pharmacotherapy, a pathophisiologic approach (eighth edition). DiPiro JT, Talbert RL, Yee GC, Matzke GR, Wells BG, Posey LM (editors). McGraw Hill Publishing Co, New York. 2011: 659-667.

Kirchain WR. Expect better health care, a clinical perspective in OTC products; Diabetes. Target Pharmacy Corporation, Continuing Education Monograph. University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. July 2000:1-16.

 

Interests

Community-based preventive medicine and pharmacy

 

 
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