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Patricia Lynn Ashley

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatrics, Neonatology
Box 102509, Durham, NC 27710
2400 Pratt Street, 8th Floor, Durham, NC 27705


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.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor of Pediatrics · 2021 - Present Pediatrics, Neonatology, Pediatrics

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Texas at Dallas · 1991 M.D.
University of Texas at Dallas · 1984 Ph.D.