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May 5, 2017
Vol. LXIX, No. 9


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Lorig To Give NINR Director’s Lecture

Dr. Kate Lorig

Dr. Kate Lorig will present the second 2017 NINR Director’s Lecture on Tuesday, May 23 from 10 to 11 a.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10.

In her talk, “Chronic Disease Self-Management—Evidence, Instruments, Translation and Beyond,” she 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.

Lorig is a professor emerita at 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. Her 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.

Lorig holds a B.S. in nursing from Boston University, an M.S. 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.

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

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