- Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
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May Chen is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics. Her primary research interests are therapeutic interventions for neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) in an animal model working with her mentor, Jennifer Lee Summers (anesthesiology), and in collaboration with Lee Martin (pathology/neuroscience). She received the Thrasher Early Career Award Program Grant in 2019 to study caffeine as a novel neurotherapeutic for neonatal HIE and further mitochondrial mechanisms in HIE. Additionally, Dr. Chen’s clinical interests are in the use of noninvasive monitoring strategies for the neonate, such as near-infrared spectroscopy and ultrasound. She is currently developing the NICU point-of-care ultrasound program with Dr. Gontasz.