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Charlene Navarro Named Director of UVI Medical Simulation Center

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) has appointed Virgin Islands healthcare professional, Charlene Navarro, to be the director of the UVI Medical Simulation Center, bringing the University one step closer to opening the state-of-the-art medical education facility currently under construction on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Slated to open this summer, the UVI Medical Simulation Center will provide an immersive medical simulation experience to UVI students, as well as continuing education and certification courses for local and visiting healthcare professionals.

“We are very fortunate to have Mrs. Navarro on our team to lead the opening and development of the medical simulation center which will ultimately help to improve the quality of healthcare in the Virgin Islands,” said UVI President, Dr. David Hall. “Mrs. Navarro’s extensive experience, particularly in the area of medical simulation and training, makes her uniquely suited to the task of building the center from the ground up,” he stated.

Prior to joining UVI as the center’s director, Navarro worked as the director of nursing at Frederiksted Health Care, Inc. and was previously employed at UVI as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Nursing. She moved to St. Croix in 2016 following a distinguished career in the U.S. Army and Air Force capped by leadership roles in medical education and simulation training.

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI - and from this direct link.