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Susan Copley Cobb, RN, MSN, PhD, Joins Fox Chase and Jeanes Hospital as Director of Professional Development and Practice Innovation

PHILADELPHIA, PA (September 13, 2013)—Susan Copley Cobb, RN, MSN, PhD, has joined Fox Chase Cancer Center and Jeanes Hospital as Director of Professional Development and Practice Innovation. In this role, Dr. Cobb will be responsible for professional development and continuing nursing education functions, and evidence-based practice and nursing research initiatives across both campuses.  

Dr.  Cobb comes to Fox Chase and Jeanes Hospital from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where she held the position of Director of Nursing Education, Innovation, and Professional Development—providing leadership, vision, strategic planning, and operational management for nursing education and professional development. In addition, she is an adjunct professor at Excelsior College where she teaches graduate nursing education courses.

She received her PhD from Duquesne University, her MSN from University of Pennsylvania and her BSN from Binghamton University

Jeanes Hospital, part of the Temple University Health System, is the only acute care Quaker-founded hospital in the United States providing state-of-the-art medical, surgical, and emergency services. Jeanes Hospital continues to expand its strengths in specialized areas such as cardiovascular care, joint replacement surgery, spine surgery, hand surgery, sports medicine, bariatric surgery, and stroke care. For more information, visit the Jeanes Hospital web-site at or call 215-728-2000.

Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of the Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence four consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach.  For more information, call 1-888-FOX CHASE or (1-888-369-2427).

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