Dr. Laures is a Nurse Scientist at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and Adjunct Faculty at University of Iowa College of Nursing. Dr. Laures facilitates the EBP process through the Iowa Model both internally and externally. She is the program coordinator for the EBP Change Champion Program, merging the EBP process with high priority organizational topics. Her research area focuses on pain assessment and management in the pediatric, critically-ill population and is advancing the science behind the Iowa Model utilizing Implementation Science. She is the chair of the Writing for Manuscript Bootcamp for frontline clinicians. Her teaching focuses on EBP and facilitating DNP practice projects. Laures is a recipient of the 2022 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Midwest Nursing Research Society Pediatric Research Interest Group.