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About Qian Chen

Dr. Chen is highly committed in using her medical knowledge and clinical/research experience to educate PCOM students. Since 2008, she has taught in pharmacology courses for the DO and Biomedical Sciences programs at PCOM, and since 2013 she has given biochemistry lectures to Biomedical Sciences students. Her teaching philosophy is student-centered and aims to provide students with accurate knowledge while nurturing them to develop critical thinking skills. She favors classroom dynamics that permit dialogue and foster student input, and she uses standardized practice questions in lecture to develop student problem-solving skills and to receive instantaneous feedback. Teaching also provides her the excellent opportunity to communicate with medical and graduate students, and to foster research work directed at meeting clinical needs. Additionally, she takes advantage of faculty strategic training lectures provided by PCOM to improve teaching skills by adapting to modern medical educational needs.

Dr. Chen has served as thesis advisor or committee member for several Biomedical Sciences master's students, and she also provides research training to DO and graduate work-study students in the lab. Moreover, she has established research collaborations with internal and external senior researchers, such as Dr. Greene, Dr. Barsotti, Dr. Young, and Dr. Hatcher at PCOM, and Dr. Weis at Texas Tech University. The collaborations have led to journal paper publications, abstract/poster presentations at national scientific meetings, and grant submissions.


Present Assistant Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Bio-Medical Sciences


2012 - 2015 Evaluation of tetrahydrobiopterin/dihydrobiopterin ratio in vascular injury tissues
Pennsylvania State Tobacco Grant - 4100057680
Role: Co-Investigator
2013 - 2014 The role of mitochondria in acute hyperglycemia: activation of vascular NADPH oxidase and eNOS uncoupling
Center for Chronic Disorders of Aging (CCDA) at PCOM
Role: PI
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2013 - Present Member, American Heart Association
2011 - Present Member, American Peptide Society
2007 - Present Member, Sigma Xi Society
2005 - 2014 Member, Neuroscience Society
Reviewer, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmacology


2001 MD/PhD, Xi'an Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
1998 MS, Xi'an Medical University
1995 BS, Xi'an Medical University

Contact Information

P: 215-871-6153


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