Emily Villegas-Umana is a clinical research project manager and research nurse who is engaged with neuropathy and neuromuscular studies that are conducted by Dr. Brian Callaghan. She supervises all studies, clinical and observational. Emily provides research protocol information to patients and their families, in addition to performing study-specific testing. She collaborates with primary investigators and the Institutional Review Board to approve and amend research studies and troubleshoot technical and administrative issues. Emily also supports grant submissions. Additionally, she assists Dr. Callaghan with studies at the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Hospital. She has served in her current role since 2017.
Emily’s service to Michigan Medicine originated in 2006. She has worked for the U-M Neurology Department in multiple capacities, including as a clinical research coordinator and research nurse from 2013-17. In addition, she was a registered nurse for C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and contributor to the U-M Emergency Department.
Emily graduated summa cum laude from Eastern Michigan University for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She received a B.A. in sociology from Michigan State University.