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Marilyn J. Telen, MD

Researcher
Professor of Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine
333 Med Sci Res Bldg
Durham, North Carolina, United States

Dr. Telen is the Associate Professor of pathology at Duke University School of Medicine. She is also the member of the Duke Cancer Institute. Dr. Telen is recognized as an expert in the biochemistry and molecular genetics of blood group antigens and the pathophysiological mechanisms of vaso-occlusion in sickle cell disease. She is the Director of the Duke Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center. Dr. Telen’s laboratory focuses on structure/function analysis of membrane proteins expressed by erythroid cells, as well as the role of these proteins in non-erythroid cells.

Dr. Telen is also involved in a large multicenter study looking for genetic polymorphisms that affect clinical outcomes in sickle cell disease, as well as a multi-center study investigating the mechanisms and treatment of pulmonary hypertension in sickle cell disease.  

 

Representative Publications:

Alloimmunization in sickle cell disease: changing antibody specificities and association with chronic pain and decreased survival

Factors associated with survival in a contemporary adult sickle cell disease cohort

Meta-analysis of 2040 sickle cell anemia patients: BCL11A and HBS1L-MYB are the major modifiers of HbF in African Americans

IMPROVE trial: a randomized controlled trial of patient-controlled analgesia for sickle cell painful episodes: rationale, design challenges, initial experience, and recommendations for future studies

Opioid patient controlled analgesia use during the initial experience with the IMPROVE PCA trial: a phase III analgesic trial for hospitalized sickle cell patients with painful episodes

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