Patricia Lynn Ashley, PhD, MD
My current clinical time is divided between inpatient and outpatient care of infants who graduate from the ICN or TCN. In addition, I am a provider in our Transitions program for the most medically fragile and complex infants that we care for.
My research interests center on how Nutrition influences growth and development, primarily in infants born extremely premature. Through a combination of clinical research and basic science involving study of the microbiome and metabolome, we are seeking new answers regarding how to optimize growth, development, and eventual long term outcomes for these infants.
I also have taken on administrative and regulatory roles involving research over the last three years when I became a member of the IRB. More recently I have taken on the role of Director for the Children's Clinical Research Unit.
Education and Training
- Resident, Pediatrics, University of Texas at Dallas, 1991 - 1994
- M.D., University of Texas at Dallas, 1991
- Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas, 1984
Selected Grants and Awards
- A Multi-center, Double-blind, Randomized, Three-arm, Parallel Group, Placebo Controlled Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of NTRA-2112 on Intestinal Malabsorption in Preterm Infants
- Growth Failure in Extremely Preterm Infants: Microbiomic and Metabolomic Analysis
- Gastrin-Releasing Peptide and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
- Safety & Tolerability of IBP 9414 Administered in Preterm Infants