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Riegel To Present NINR Director’s Lecture

Dr. Riegel

Dr. Barbara Riegel

On Wednesday, Apr. 29, Dr. Barbara Riegel will virtually present the second 2020 NINR Director’s Lecture from 1 to 2 p.m. via In her presentation, “At the Intersection of Self-Management and Symptom Science,” she will discuss her research in self-care, which includes treatment adherence, condition monitoring and self-management of symptoms.

Riegel is a professor of gerontology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and co-director of the International Center for Self-Care Research. She began studying self-care early in her career while a clinical researcher in an acute care setting when hospitals were just beginning to recognize that heart failure was a primary reason for hospital readmissions. Riegel has developed theory and self-report measures of self-care that are used worldwide.

She has received numerous honors and awards including the Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Heart Association, Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame and the Barbara J. Lowery Award from the Doctoral Student Organization at the University of Pennsylvania.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, visit

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