Jayme D. Allen, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
James W. Riley Hospital for Children
MD, Duke University School of Medicine, 1998
Internship & Residency, University of North Carolina, 1998-2001
Fellowship, Indiana University School of Medicine, 2001-2004
Dr. Allen's academic focus is on understanding the molecular mechanisms controlling hematopoietic cellular processes such as cell growth, survival, and cytokine production. Her work aims to define how targeting specific protein kinases can be therapeutically useful in the treatment of malignancy (i.e., leukemia) and pathologic inflammation (i.e., asthma). She is specifically interested in the contribution of Rho-GTPases and p21-activated kinases to hematopoietic cell function. Dr. Allen also enjoys her role as a clinician educator, caring for ill newborns and their families and teaching medical students, residents, and fellows. She has a particular interest in issues for women physicians in academic medicine.