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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
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