Dr. William Wiese Honored by Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine

  ATPM is the national association dedicated to advancing population-based and public health education, research and service by linking and supporting members of the academic prevention community.

Wiese received the Special Recognition Award, which is given to individuals, agencies or organizations that have provided outstanding service to ATPM, its members or to the field of preventive medicine.

Currently, Wiese is director of the Institute for Public Health, which he developed, at the UNM  School Of Medicine.  He has spent much of his career working on initiatives to build programs to make the UNM School of Medicine more effective and responsive to community needs and to the health needs of the state and region.

In the 1970s, Wiese was instrumental in moving students into community-based practices where they worked with the community and where student teams set-up and ran clinics.  Wiese also worked with the Navajos in launching, supporting, or rescuing training programs across many health disparities. 

In the 1980s, Wiese was involved in setting up a university-wide wellness program for students and an employee health program. Through his position as chair of the University's curriculum committee he successfully launched a new MPH program, achieving maximal accreditation status.  In 1996, Wiese served as director of the Public Health Division of the New Mexico Department of Health where he contributed to moving the agency toward outcomes-based management, broadening its view of the determinants of health and primary prevention, and taking steps to professionalize its workforce.


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