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Inaugural Eric P. Gall, MD, Endowed Lecture Presented by Dr. Kate Lorig

Dec 4, 2015

The inaugural Eric P. Gall, MD, Endowed Lecture was presented to health care professionals and trainees as a part of the UA Division of Rheumatology Grand Rounds on Friday, December 4, 2015.  The guest speaker for the Gall Endowed Lecture was Dr. Kate Lorig, Director of the Stanford University Patient Education Research Center and a Professor of Medicine in the Stanford School of Medicine.  

Her presentation: 'Patient Centered Arthritis Care: More Than Just Words', can be viewed by clicking on the title below:

'Patient Centered Arthritis Care: More Than Just Words'

About Dr. Gall:

A lifelong learner and educator, Dr. Eric P. Gall has mentored hundreds of medical students, fellows and residents over the past 50 years. His passion for education has led him to create cutting-edge educational programs for future health care professionals. A founding member of the American College of Rheumatology, Dr. Gall has won numerous national awards including being named as Master in the American College of Physicians and Master in the American College of Rheumatology. He also served as President of Arthritis Health Professions Association. He is the co-founder and former director of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center and the former chief of the UA Division of Rheumatology. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Dr. Gall earned his Bachelor’s degree in Zoology with honors from the University of Pennsylvania in 1962 and his Medical Doctorate from the same institution in 1966. Dr. Gall completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati and the University of Pennsylvania and a fellowship in Rheumatology at the University of Pennsylvania in 1973. Currently a Professor of Medicine in the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Dr. Gall is also Professor Emeritus and former chair of medicine at Chicago Medical School.

About Dr. Lorig:

Kate Lorig is the Director of the Stanford Patient Education Research Center and Professor of Medicine in the Stanford University School of Medicine. She earned her Bachelor's degree in nursing at Boston University, and her Master's and Doctorate of public health (DrPH) in health education at the University of California, Berkeley. She started at Stanford in 1979 while a graduate student at the University of California to develop and research an educational program that emphasized self help skills for people with arthritis. This program became the Arthritis Self-Help Course and was the prototype for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, The Diabetes Self-Management Program, the Positive Self-Management Program for HIV/AIDS, the Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Program, the Building Better Caregiver's Program, Self-Management Program, and others. She has authored several books and many articles about arthritis, chronic disease in general, health education and behavioral science. She travels extensively at the invitation of organizations concerned with patient care and academic research. Dr. Lorig is the only non-rheumatologist master of the American College of Rheumatology.