Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Donna Hammond, PhD, professor of anesthesia and of neuroscience and pharmacology, is the Roy J. Carver Chair in Neuroscience IV.

The recognition honors their outstanding academic achievements and contributions to the Carver College of Medicine and Iowa Neuroscience Institute.

Hammond studies the neurobiology of the central and peripheral nervous system pathways that convey pain. Her lab is currently focused on understanding the mechanisms that contribute to the sensory consequences of chemotherapy, such as numbness, tingling, and shock- or burning-like pain, that patients experience both during and after chemotherapy. Hammond’s extensive publication and citation record reflect both the high quality of her scholarship and the recognition of her peers. She is vice chair for research in the Department of Anesthesia and a member of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center.  In 2020 she earned a UI Diversity Catalyst Award for her efforts to promote an inclusive campus community.