Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Umber Darilek

I am a former NICU nurse who specialized in implementing Family Nurture Care, a relational health program that fostered mother-infant emotional connection and autonomic co-regulation during the NICU stay. I am working under Dr. Alice Gong to study the effects of implementation of Family Nurture Care intervention in the NICU on nurses, parents, infants, and the hospital.

  • Professional Background


    • 2022 - Ph.D. in Nursing Science - UT Health
    • 2013 - BSN - UT Health, San Antonio
    • 1997 - BFA in Visual Arts - University of North Texas


    Professional Memberships

    • - UHS/ UT Health