Dr. Hahn receives 5-year $1.6M R01 grant

Dr. James Hahn
August 29, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. James Hahn, who was awarded a five-year, $1.6 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.  His project is titled “Neonatal Endotracheal Intubation: Enhancing Training through Computer Simulation and Automated Evaluation.”  Neonatal endotracheal intubation is a difficult time-sensitive resuscitation procedure essential for ventilation of newborns.  Since intubation success rates for pediatric residents are low under current resuscitation training programs, this project aims to provide a new computer simulation, virtual reality-based training approach that will increase the realism of the simulator; automate the assessment based on machine learning; increase the situational awareness of the trainee and trainer, and subject the trainee to more realistic clinical environments.