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Hospital Research & Clinical Trials

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    Nursing Team

    Jane Soposky, RN, MSN, NEA-BC

    Administrative Director
    Magnet Program Director®
    Phone: (330) 379-5101

    Jane has administrative responsibility for the Clinical Nursing Research Program.

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    Eileen Fleming, RN, MSN

    Nursing Research Coordinator
    Phone: (330) 375-7554, (330) 375-7553 (Secretary)

    Eileen manages the daily operations of the Clinical Nursing Research Program. She mentors nurses through the research process, from idea development to dissemination through manuscript publication. She is a member of Summa Institutional Review Board 2 and is Chair of the Nursing Research Committee. She facilitates the Clinical Ladder Program for Advancement, is editor of Nursing Summations and tracks Nursing Scholarly activities. She represents nursing research on the Nurse Practice Council and the Research Executive Committee. She also serves as an adjunct faculty at Kent State University and Duquesne University.

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    Denise Kropp, BS, BSEd

    Research Associate
    Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
    Phone: (330) 375-7554

    Denise contracts with Nursing Research at Summa Health System and provides research support such as data entry, analysis, proposal, paper, poster and manuscript development.

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    Anne Leavengood

    Nursing Research Secretary
    Phone: (330) 375-7553

    Anne provides support to Nursing Research and Clinical Ladder Program.

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    Nursing Research Committee (NRC):

    The Nursing Research Committee supports the Clinical Nursing Research Program through protection of human subjects and scientific review of research proposals; and through collaboration for facilitation of nursing research within Summa Health System and in the local, state, and national nursing communities.

    The NRC is a subcommittee of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and provides preliminary review of proposals prior to submission to the IRB. Proposals must be submitted to the Nursing Research office by the first of the month. The NRC meets the third Thursday of the month1:30-3p for proposal review.

    Ginnie Abell, RN, BA, CIC
    Director, Infection Control & Clinical Safety

    Barbara Brunt, MA, MN, RN-BC, NE-BC
    Director, Nursing Education and Staff Development

    Trish Enos, BS, BSN, RNC, CPHQ
    Manager, Performance Improvement and Informatics

    Eileen Fleming, MSN, RN, CNS (Chair)
    Coordinator, Nursing Research

    Sandy Germano, BSN, RN
    Quality Improvement Coordinator, Patient Care Services

    Linda Gleespen, BSN, RN
    Senior Quality and Clinical Analyst

    Denise Kropp, BS, BSEd
    Research Associate, NEOUCOM

    Nancy McManus, BSN, MEd, RN-BC, CGRS
    Educator, Staff Development, Critical Care/Medical-Surgical

    Marilyn Nibling, MSN, RN, NNP-BC
    Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Akron Children’s Hospital

    Jodi Padrutt, MSN, RN, CDE, CPHQ
    Associate Unit Manager/Coordinator, Diabetes Center

    Allison Sabo, BSN, RN
    Staff Nurse, Medical-Surgical Nursing

    Rachelle Scharsu, BSN, RN
    Manager of Clinical Research, Trauma/Surgery

    Jill Scovern, BSN, RN
    Unit Manager, Mother/Baby, 3N/2N

    Kim Sweeney, MLIS
    Information Services Librarian

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