Associate Division Head, Research
Director, Neonatal Education and Simulation Training (NEST) Program
Director for Immersive Learning & Telesimulation
Clinical Interest: Education and family support for parents with infants in the NICU
Scholarly Focus: Simulation research with the goals of safe patient care and improved clinical outcomes. Her research interests include the use of emerging technologies, including virtual and augmented reality simulations as an investigative methodology in the areas of teamwork and telemedicine for neonatal resuscitation training in local and global health settings.
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
2017-2020 eHBB: Virtual reality technology to improve newborn healthcare delivery in low and middle-income countries, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Role: PI, Total Award: $1,109,135
2016-2019 Multimodal Simulation for Emergency and Disaster Preparedness, Seattle Children’s Academic Enrichment Fund Program (PI Gray). Role: Co-I, Total Award: $50,000
2018-2019 Development and Validation of a Milestone-based Prenatal Counseling Communication Scale, Center for Leadership & Innovation in Medical Education (CLIME) Small Grant Program (PI Gray). Role: Co-PI, Total Award: $5,000
Administration/Education Roles: Dr. Umoren is the Director of the Neonatal Education and Simulation Training (NEST) Program and Telemedicine Lead for the Neonatology group.