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Marilyn J. Hammer,

PhD, DC, RN
Assistant Professor
726 Broadway, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 
212-992-7047
Fax: 
212-995-3143
Areas of Specialization 

Oncology, Immunology, Glucose Metabolism

Education 
PhD, 2008, University of Washington
MN, 2007, University of Washington
BSN, 2003, University of Texas at Arlington
DC, 1998, Life Chiropractic College West
BS, 1987, Long Island University / C.W. Post Campus
Professional Overview 
Dr. Hammer’s program of research focuses on associations between glycemic status and immune function in patients with cancer. Components include glycemic regulation for infection control, symptom management, and overall survival. Current research studies include glycemic status and infections in autologous hematopoietic cell transplant recipients, a glycemic sub-study within a symptom clusters study evaluating patients with solid tumor cancers undergoing chemotherapy treatments, and a comorbidity investigation of patients with hematological malignancies and cardiovascular disease with or without diabetes. Future research will explore genetic/genomic factors and incorporate interventions for better glycemic control.
Honors and Awards 
2013, Foundation of New York State Nurses Rising Nurse Researcher Award
2013, NYUCN Vernice Ferguson Faculty Scholar Award
Licensure 
RN, New York
Professional Membership 
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Gerontological Society of America
International Society of Nurses in Genetics
Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, Faculty Associate in
New York Academy of Sciences
NYU Cancer Institute, Cancer Immunology Research & Epidemiology & Cancer Control Programs, Associate Member
Oncology Nursing Society
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Society for Translational Oncology (charter member)
Current Research Projects
New York University Cancer Institute
PhD, DC, RN, Assistant Professor, marilyn.hammer@nyu.edu
Chronic Disease Management

The purpose of this mixed methods study is to describe the self-care behaviors of adult/older adult patients with cancer who concurrently have DM and/or CVD and identify factors that facilitate or impede self-care.

National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research
PhD, DC, RN, Assistant Professor, marilyn.hammer@nyu.edu
Chronic Disease Management

To address the significant problem of infections in patients with cancer, the aims of this study are to determine the correlations between glycemic status and infection rates, evaluate three of the potential contributors to malglycemia, and to enhance understanding of immune function under the stress of malignancies, evaluate proinflammatory cytokine expression in comparison to glycemic status among autologous HCT recipients. Findings from this study can lead to nursing-centric interventions for better glycemic control as a novel approach to better infection control among HCT recipients and may be translatable to other populations of patients with cancer and other chronic conditions.

Publications
Nowlin, S., Hammer, M.J., & Melkus, G.D. (2012). Diet, inflammation, and glycemic control in type 2 diabetes: An integrative review of the literature. Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, 2012, 1-20. 10.1155/2012/542698.
Hammer, M.J., & Voss, J.G. (2012). Malglycemia and cancer: Introduction to a conceptual model. Oncology Nursing Forum, 39, E275-E287. 10.1188/12.ONF.E275-E287.
Hammer, M.J. (2012). Stress, coping, and adaptation. In R.F. Craven, C.J. Hirnle, & S. Jensen (Eds.), Fundamentals of nursing: Human health and function (7th ed.), (pp. 1308-1336). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Hammer, M.J., Motzer, S.A., Voss, J.G, & Berry, D.L. (2010). Glycemic control among older adult hematopoietic cell transplant recipients. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 36, 40-50. 10.3928/00989134-20091207-99.
Auerhahn, C., Dorsen, C., Hammer, M.J., Meyer, K., Taub, L.F.M. & Wollman, M.C. (2010). Success stories. In C. Auerhahn, & L. Kennedy-Malone (Eds.), Integrating gerontological content into advanced practice nursing education, (pp. 147-174). New York: Springer.
Hammer, M.J., Casper, C., Gooley, T.A., O'Donnell, P.V., Boeckh, M., & Hirsch, I.B. (2009). The contribution of malglycemia to mortality among allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant recipients. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, 15, 344-351. 10.1016/j.bbmt.2008.12.488, PMCID: PMC3181426.