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Lauren R. Sorce is the Founders Board Nurse Scientist at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Dr. Sorce is recognized leader in pediatric critical care with her work having a significant global impact on improving pediatric sepsis recognition and care and transformation of pediatric advanced practice nursing nationally and internationally. She holds executive leadership positions in the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the international Pediatric Sepsis Definitions Taskforce. Her leadership in the World Federation of Pediatric and Intensive and Critical Care Societies led to a more equitable voice for nursing influencing global standards impacting the care of critically ill children. Her work on post-graduate education and the first national certifying exam for pediatric critical care nurse practitioners established her as a founding leader in pediatric advanced practice nursing. In her research, Dr. Sorce has evaluated patient-centered outcomes, breastfeeding and communication. Additionally, she initiated and participated in international conversations on multiprofessional research collaborations and priorities in pediatric critical care.

Dr. Sorce received her BSN and MSN from Loyola University Chicago and her post-graduate pediatric nurse practitioner certificate and PhD from Rush University.


Lauren Sorce


Founders Board Nurse Scientist

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago


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