Education and Training
MD - Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE
Pediatrics - University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Neonatology - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Titles and Academic Titles
Departments and Services
Brei BK, Neches S, Gray MM, Handley S, Castera M, Hedstrom A, D’Cruz R, Kolnik S, Strandjord T, Mietzsch U, Cooper C, Moore M, Billimoria Z, Sawyer T, Umoren RA. Telehealth Training for Neonatal Providers during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Feasibility Study of Large Group Multi-Platform Telesimulation Training. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. 2020, Jul; Pub Status: Submitted.
Castera MR, Gray MM, Umoren RA. Virtual teamwork simulation training and attitudes toward interdisciplinary teamwork and caring for critically ill newborns. American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Program. 2020, May; Pub Status: Submitted.
Posters and Presentations
Castera, M.R., Gray, M.M., Umoren, R.A.. (2020). Interprofessional attitudes of residents and NICU nurses on interdisciplinary teamwork and caring for critically ill newborns Poster presented at: Seattle Children’s Hospital Fellow and Resident Research Day; Seattle, WA.
Awards and Honors
2020, University of Washington Department of Pediatrics Sponsored Participant for AMSPDC Frontiers in Science Symposium
2020, Seattle Children’s Hospital Making Values a Priority (MVP) Award
2018, Cum laude, Creighton University School of Medicine
2018, Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society
2017, Arthur Laughlin & Esther Johnson Barr Scholarship
2016, Aesculapian Award
2013, Continua Hospice Volunteer of the Month
2012, University of Notre Dame College of Arts & Letters Dean’s List
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
Alpha Omega Alpha (Member of AOA)
Gold Humanism Honor Society
2018-present, American Academy of Pediatrics
Patient Experience Ratings
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