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2015 NINR Director’s Lecture: "Scientific Pursuit of Effective Medication Adherence"

September 22, 2015 10:30 am - 11:30 am


In September, the National Institute of Nursing Research held the second of two 2015 NINR Director’s Lectures.

On Tuesday, September 22, 2015, Dr. Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob, PhD, RN, FAAN, presented the second 2015 NINR Director’s Lecture, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., in Lipsett Amphitheater in the Clinical Center (Bldg. 10) on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland. In her talk, “Scientific Pursuit of Effective Medication Adherence," Dr. Dunbar-Jacob provided an overview of her work in adherence in chronic disease with particular attention to measurement and predictive factors.

If you missed the live event, the recording of Dr. Dunbar-Jacob’s NINR Director’s Lecture is now available on ; NINR’s YouTube channel.

Dr. Dunbar-Jacob is the Distinguished Service Professor and Dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Pittsburgh and Professor of Psychology, Epidemiology, and Occupational Therapy. She is both a registered nurse and a licensed psychologist. As an actively funded NIH scientist of 25 years, her most recent work focuses on patient adherence and is designed to examine factors relevant to the translation of interventions to clinical settings. She is a current member of the steering committee of the Statewide Coalition to implement the Institute of Medicine Future of Nursing recommendations within the state of Pennsylvania, and was named one of the top 30 most influential nursing deans.

She has served as a behavioral scientist in key multi-center clinical trials and as an NIH data and safety monitoring board member for three multi-center trials, and has participated in over 30 NIH working groups. Dr. Dunbar-Jacob is also an active member of the American Academy of Nursing, the American Psychological Association, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and the American Heart Association where she holds fellow status in each. She is a former Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow and past president of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and the Friends of the NINR. In the past, Dr. Dunbar-Jacob worked as a staff nurse, unit manager, nursing director, and taught nursing at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

This event was free, open to the public, and registration was not required.

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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