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Dr. Kate Lorig to Present "Chronic Disease Self-Management—Evidence, Instruments, Translation, and Beyond"

April 27, 2017
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On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, Kate Lorig, DrPH will present the second 2017 NINR Director’s Lecture, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., in Lipsett Amphitheater in the Clinical Center (Bldg. 10) on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland. In her talk, "Chronic Disease Self-Management—Evidence, Instruments, Translation, and Beyond," Dr. Lorig will discuss the effectiveness of low cost self-management interventions for reducing symptoms and improving quality of life. She will also explore the role of self-efficacy as a predictor and moderator of outcomes.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Lorig is a professor emerita at the Stanford School of Medicine. Her research has focused on the development and evaluation of self-management programs in English and Spanish for people with chronic diseases. This work has been supported by NINR, as well as other NIH Institutes, government agencies, and foundations. Dr. Lorig’s programs are delivered in small groups, via mail and the Internet. The interventions are used in more than 30 countries and have been attended by more than one million people. 

Dr. Kate Lorig holds a BS in Nursing from Boston University, an MS from the University of California San Francisco, and a Doctorate in Public Health from the University of California Berkeley. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Chile.

About the Event:

This event is free, and open to the public. Click here to add this event to your calendar.

To request reasonable accommodations, including sign language interpretation, please contact Nathan Brown at 301-594-9262 / or the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339 before May 9, 2017.

The NINR Director’s Lecture series is designed to bring the nation’s top nurse scientists to the NIH campus to share their work and interests with a transdisciplinary audience. Please visit for more information.

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