Dr Lina Chalak is an Associate Professor in Pediatrics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX. Her clinical and translational research expertise is focused on neonatal brain injury with >50 highlighted publications related to Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) identification and therapies, the neurovascular unit and cerebral autoregulation. She has received multiple grant awards including NIH KL2 and K23 awards, a CTSA award and a Gerber Foundation grant.
Currently funded research projects include:
- Studies of cerebrovascular autoregulation and neuronal biomarkers to segregate clinical injury severity, including mild encephalopathy
- Study of neuronal and systemic inflammatory serum biomarkers involved in neuronal injury pathways
- Studies of dysfunctional autoregulation in newborns with moderate to severe HIE undergoing hypothermia therapy
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