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Faculty Profile: Keeping research and a family afloat during COVID-19

The Loop recently profiled our own Marta Hamity, PhD, and her inability to remain quietly on the sidelines.

Marta Hamity, PhD Marta Hamity, PhD

From The Loop: "In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, much was uncertain. When UI Health Care put out a request for volunteers to screen visitors for COVID-19 symptoms as they entered our facilities, Hamity was there, jumping into action.

And when more and more employees began working from home to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, it meant that less staff was available in the Hammond Lab. The lab was conducting experiments on medication that could help breast and ovarian cancer patients avoid or recover from chemotherapy-induced neuropathy. They still needed someone to come in daily to ensure the experiments continued. Again, the person ready to step in was Hamity."

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020