Neonatal Research Institute
Neonatal Research Institute Team
The Neonatal Research Institute (NRI) at Sharp is made up of a caring, dedicated research staff whose shared mission is to give fragile newborns the very best start in life.
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Meet the team.
Senior research consultant
Dr. Neil Finer
Medical director, Sharp HealthCare
Co-director, Neurological Intensive Care for Newborns Program
Dr. MJ Harbert
Kathy Arnell, RNC
Katie Baker, RN, BSN
Melissa Brown, BS, RRT-NPS, RCP
Debra Dennington, RRT-NPS, RCP
Wade Rich, BSHS, RRT, CCRC
Belinda Valdez, BSN, RN, RRT-NPS, RCP
Stephanie Wackrow, RRT, RCP
Danielle Lazarus, BS, RRT-NPS, RCP
Kasim Hassen, BA, RRT-NPS, RCP
Erin Niggemeier, RRT, RCP
Jane Steen, RN
Jason Sauberan, PharmD
Research cardiac sonographer
Research data programmer