January 7, 2021

Year of the Nurse blog, Lori Madden: ‘I was fascinated by the fact that we had clinical studies happening’

Lori Madden

As director of the Center for Nursing Science, Lori Madden has a passion for promoting and advancing the role of nurses in the clinical research space.

Early in her career, Lori’s personal interest in the pathophysiology of brain injury led to her putting together a poster about the efficacy of proning (putting patients face down) as an intervention for spinal cord injuries. And when she was invited to present the poster at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., she was thrilled.

Listen as Lori recounts her excitement about that first trip, in her own words.

In celebration of Florence Nightingale's 200th birthday in 2020, we continue to celebrate the Year of the Nurse with a special blog featuring the stories, memories and motivations of UC Davis Health nurses.

Hear their words, and get to know why and how they invest such heart, passion, expertise and commitment in their life-changing work.