College of Pharmacy Highlights:
Welcome to Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy located in the Crescent City of New Orleans. Our vision is to be the premier institution preparing pharmacy practitioners who demonstrate outstanding leadership and dedication to the medically underserved populations in our society, while striving to eliminate healthcare disparities. While the College of Pharmacy has played a major role in educating African American pharmacists, it has been integral in educating a diverse student population and remains committed to achieving excellence in all of its endeavors.
The mission of the College of Pharmacy is to prepare pharmacists to impact medically underserved communities, particularly African Americans, in an effort to eliminate health disparities through patient-centered care, community service and scholarly work. This mission is complementary to the university’s mission of “promoting a more just and humane society.” The College is committed to preparing all students for the broad range of careers in pharmacy by building a strong knowledge base in theory and practice, promoting critical thinking skills, and encouraging professional development and life-long learning.
The research endeavors of our faculty are nationally recognized and are integral to the education and professional development of our students. Through collaborative efforts, the College is a member of the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium, the Louisiana Vaccine Center, the South Louisiana Institute for Infectious Disease Research and has established the Center for Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery. Additionally, the College established the Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education to develop the research infrastructure needed to focus on the elimination of health disparities.
In keeping with the mission, the students in the College of Pharmacy are actively engaged in community service and other activities that will prepare them for roles of leadership in the future. Graduates have assumed leadership roles in hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy, academia and governmental positions.
As faculty we are proud of the accomplishments of our students and invite you to explore our website to learn more about what is happening at Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy.
Dr. Kathleen Kennedy