Wietig receives FBI award for community leadership
The FBI presented the 2014 Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) to Paul Wietig, EdD, assistant vice president in the University at Buffalo Office of Interprofessional Education (IPE), on Dec. 17 at the Buffalo office of the FBI.
The DCLA, a special award presented on behalf of the director of the FBI, was created in 1990 as a way to honor individuals and organizations for their efforts in combating crime, terrorism, drugs and violence in America. Each year, the SAC of each FBI field office has the opportunity, with input from FBI employees, to select an individual or organization that has made a significant difference in the lives of others in their community.
The award recognizes Wietig for his proven record of getting disparate professionals to work jointly. He also is being cited for having brought together law enforcement, public health officials and members of the heath care community, and encouraging them to collaborate.