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Hammond Sets Sights on Ovarian Cancer

KI faculty member Paula Hammond has been awarded the Department of Defense's Fiscal Year 2012 Ovarian Cancer Teal Innovator Award.  The five-year, single investigator research award supports a visionary individual from any field principally outside of ovarian cancer to focus his/her creativity, innovation, and leadership on ovarian cancer research. The disease has proved one of the most intractable cancers, and Hammond plans to use her expertise in creating highly targeted, multi-layer, and multi-cargo nanoparticles, along with new understandings of ovarian cancer biology, to design tailored drug delivery systems.