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Rachel A Umoren, MB, ChB, MS

Associated with Fellowship(s)
Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship
Professional Bio

Clinical InterestNeonatal telemedicine and building high-functioning NICU teams through education and parent engagement.

Scholarly FocusSimulation research for safe patient care and improved clinical outcomes. Her research interests include the use of emerging technologies, including virtual simulation, machine learning and artificial intelligence as investigative methodologies in the areas of neonatal and transport team performance in local and global health settings.

Research Funding:

2021-2023   Mobile Virtual Simulation Training in Essential Newborn Care for Healthcare Workers in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. National Institutes of Health (NICHD) R21/R33 R21HD107984. Role: PI, Total award: $1,201,546

2019‐2023   Patient Safety Learning Laboratory to Enhance the Value and Safety of Neonatal Interfacility Transfers in a Regional Care Network. AHRQ R18 HS027259. Role: PI, Total award: $2,422,385

2020-2023   Breaking the Silence: Addressing Perinatal Behavioral Health Conditions in the NICU. Washington State Department of Health. Role: Co-I, Total award: $90,000

Administration/Education RolesDr. Umoren is the Associate Division Head for Research and Inpatient Medical Director for Telehealth at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She is the Telemedicine Lead for the Neonatology Division.