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Lori A. Wilken


Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy

Contact

Address:

Chicago, Illinois, 60612

Office Phone:

(312) 413-7906

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Overview:
As the Director of the Tobacco Treatment Center at UIH, I am passionate about helping patients with nicotine and tobacco dependence to become abstinent. I am the medication expert in the UIH pulmonary clinic, ensuring our asthma and COPD patients have the safest and most effective medications. In the UIC College of Pharmacy, I enjoy teaching pulmonary therapeutics and having students work with me in the hospital and the clinic settings.

Research Interests:
Research areas of interest include tobacco dependence, asthma and COPD medication and pharmacist’s roles in disease state management. I have experience working as multi-national study site coordinator, primary investigator and also as a mentor for residency and student projects.

Teaching Statement:
At the professional level, autonomy and responsibility are key to building confident and competent clinical pharmacists. Using problem-solving skills to help the inter-professional team provide the best patient care is ideal. Applying learned skills in the classroom, like treating tobacco dependence or inhaler selection and caring for the patient in the hospital or clinic has been part of my teaching practice for most of my career. Modeling patient interviews to include patient autonomy and motivational interviewing skills allows students to learn how to build relationships and rapport with patients. Students leave the classroom and the clinical setting with practical skills that can be applied in almost all areas of pharmacy practice.

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Pathophysiology, Drug Action, and Therapeutics 10: Advanced Disease State Management (PHAR 510), 1/10/2022 – 1/28/2022
Pathophysiology, Drug Action, and Therapeutics 4: Immunology and Respiratory Diseases (PHAR 504), 10/8/2021 – 10/21/2021
Introduction to Pharmacy Practice (PHAR 411), 10/4/2021 – 10/7/2021
The Role of the Pharmacist (PMPR 356), 8/23/2021 – 12/3/2021
Pathophysiology, Drug Action, and Therapeutics 10: Advanced Disease State Management (PHAR 510), 1/11/2021 – 1/29/2021
Pathophysiology, Drug Action, and Therapeutics 4: Immunology and Respiratory Diseases (PHAR 504), 10/12/2020 – 10/23/2020
Introduction to Pharmacy Practice (PHAR 411), 9/14/2020 – 9/17/2020
Spec Project in Pharm Pract (PMPR 390), 8/24/2020 – 12/4/2020
★ The Role of the Pharmacist (PMPR 356), 8/24/2020 – 12/4/2020

Selected Grants

Inhaler Scholarship Competition, Chicago Asthma Consortium., 3/13/2022 - 4/30/2022, Obligated Amount: $1000; Anticipated Amount: $1000

Mi-Quit II, City of Chicago (Department of Public Health)., 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020, Obligated Amount: $57000; Anticipated Amount: $57000

Metro Chicago Smoking Cessation Project, Amer Heart Assn., 8/1/2018 - 7/31/2019, Obligated Amount: $5000; Anticipated Amount: $5000

★ I Quit® Smoking Cessation Program, Illinois Department of Public Health., 3/1/2002 - 9/30/2002, Obligated Amount: $996584; Anticipated Amount: $996584

Selected Publications

Eades, Amanda, Wilken, Lori. (2022). Asthma. Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice, 6th Edition. McGraw-Hill Education / Medical.

Valentino, Alexa Sevin, Eddy, Emily, Woods, Zachary, Wilken, Lori. (2021). Pharmacist Provided Spirometry Services: A Scoping Review. Integrated Pharmacy Research and Practice, 10, 93-111. doi:10.2147/iprp.s248705.

Bridgeman, Mary B, Wilken, Lori A. (2020). Essential Role of Pharmacists in Asthma Care and Management. Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 34, (1), 149-162. doi:10.1177/0897190020927274.

Wilken, Lori, Eades, A. (2019). Asthma. Pharmacotherapy Principles & Practice. (pp. 251-267). McGraw-Hill.

Wilken, Lori, Joo, mj. (2017). Pulmonary Function and Related Tests. . Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data. (pp. 315-327). American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Wilken, Lori, Martin, Michelle. (2016). Asthma. Pharmacotherapy Principles & Practice. McGraw-Hill.

Soong, Jie Lin, Wilken, Lori. (2015). Efficacy and Satisfaction of a Smoking Cessation Telephone Counseling Service Provided by Pharmacy Students. INNOVATIONS in pharmacy, 6, (4). doi:10.24926/iip.v6i4.405.

Shah, Mansi, Vaysman, Anna Markel, Wilken, Lori. (2013). Medication therapy management clinic: perception of healthcare professionals in a University medical center setting. Pharmacy Practice, 11, (3), 173-177. doi:10.4321/s1886-36552013000300008.

Wilken, Lori. (2013). Tobacco Treatment Center Clinic Protocol. ACCP Ambulatory Care Survival Guide. American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Professional Leadership

Pulmonary PRN Workforce Committee, 10/15/2021 - 10/15/2022

Workforce Committee, 12/7/2020 - 10/22/2021

Pulmonary PRN, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2019 - 2020

Notable Honors

2019, Jesse Stewart Service Award,

2019, Residency Preceptor of the Year, University of Illinois at Chicago

2019, Faculty video contest winner using Panopto technology, University of Illinois at Chicago

2018, Preceptor of the Year,

2011, Caught in the Act, University of Illinois at Chicago

Education

Degrees:
Bachelor of Science, The University of Toledo, United States, 1994
Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Toledo, United States, 1996

Postgraduate Training:
Primary Care Specialty Residency, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States, 1997
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, American Heart Association, United States, 2021
Multiple Mini Interviewing, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Comprehensive Motivational Interviewing Training, National Community Pharmacists Association, United States, 2011
NIOSH Approved Pulmonary Function Testing Course, The Great Lakes Centers for Occupational & Environmental Safety & Health, United States, 2005
Rx for Change: Clinician-Assisted Tobacco Cessation, UCSF School of Pharmacy, United States, 2003
Enhancing Lecture Skills in the Health Professions, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States, 2001
Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery, American Pharmacists Association, United States, 1998
Freshstart Quit Smoking Instructor, American Cancer Society, United States, 1996
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, American Heart Association, United States, 2021

Licensures and Certifications

Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, Board of Pharmacy Specialties, 12/31/2011 - 1/1/2025
National Asthma Educator Certification Boards, Asthma Educator, 6/1/2004 - 7/1/2025
National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice, The Association for Addiction Professionals & The Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence, 6/13/2018 - Present
Tobacco Treatment Specialist, The Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center, 4/1/2006 - 1/1/2018
Investigator Education Certificate, University of Illinois at Chicago, 8/17/2007 - Present
Investigational Review Board Point of Care Certification, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, 1/23/2012 - 1/2012
Certified Diabetes Educator, National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators, 5/1/2001 - 12/1/2011