- 107 Medical Behavioral Science Building
As is usual, most of Dr. Wiese’s activities in 2017 have involved her teaching. Introduction to Medical Profession (ICM) consumes much of her effort. She manages a small group of medical students with Dr. Donna Grigsby, and is responsible for enlisting and maintaining (care and feeding of…) the Selected Clinical Experiences (SCEs) which are a requirement of the course. This ear she again managed to net 4 additional sites and negotiate their also welcoming the shadowing of Dr. Clark’s undergraduate Honors students. The 4 new sites are: Taylor Manor: a model private holistic nursing home in Versailles run on a shoestring by the Sisters of St. Joseph the Worker order of Roman Catholic nuns. Students will see a well-administered total institution for the elderly where the patients are safe, well cared for, and happy. Another new site is the UK Midwifery Service where students will shadow midwives as they tend to their patients. Yet another is Acupuncture: where students will shadow Dr. Deborah Hutchinson as she practices alternative medicine. The final new acquisition the Substance Abuse Counseling at the Polk Dalton Clinic: Jason Joy is now counseling young women whose infants are part of the NICU Graduate Clinic (babies who spent time in the NICU and are being followed for their first couple of years.) Dr. Wiese’s HON 251 course for undergraduate Honors students is undergoing renovations so that it will fit into the new department Certificate Program. Toward this end, she is a member of the Department Certificate Committee with Drs. Schumacher and Clark. The charge is to negotiate and facilitate the approval of the certificate program. Perhaps the most unanticipated but greatly enjoyed of dr. Wiese’s activities this year was her being invited along with Drs. Clark and Piercey, to write a review articles on the state of opioid education for physicians in the U.S. for a special issue of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. We submitted a manuscript, Moving Upstream in Opioid Prescription Education and are now addressing the reviewers’ comments.