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The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) has appointed Marion Leary, MSN, MPH, RN, FAHA, the first Director of Innovation. In her new role, Marion will design and execute innovation programs and projects through Penn Nursing’s Office of Nursing Research (ONR) and work to keep the school at the forefront of innovation in nursing.
Prior to this new appointment, Leary was an Innovation Specialist on a part-time basis in the ONR, focused on moving forward Penn Nursing’s strategic priorities in innovation. She will now join Penn Nursing full time from the Penn Center for Resuscitation Science where she has worked as a researcher since 2007.
Leary is a nursing leader in the field of CPR quality and post-cardiac arrest resuscitation care. She is also an international Fellow of the American Heart Association and has served on the American Heart Association’s Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science subcommittee.
Penn Nursing has established innovation priorities, including creating, cultivating, and growing new strategic partnerships, testing new methods to improve health and health care outcomes, and preparing students to be the next generation of nurse innovators. Leary will support Penn Nursing with her fundamental knowledge of innovation and design thinking, and will represent Penn Nursing as a leader in health and health care innovation.
Marion’s appointment was effective as of February 1, 2019. To learn more about Marion Leary, the first Director of Innovation for Penn Nursing, visit here.