Back when Jeannette Hammond was in school, working toward a graduate degree in chemistry, she recalled feeling the “pull to work with people who would one day benefit from the science.” She started volunteering at an indigent care clinic once a week taking vital signs and weighing babies. When it comes to working with cancer patients however, Jeanette said she marvels at the power and adaptability of the human spirit. “A cancer diagnosis starts a person on a complex journey both inwardly and outwardly,” she explained. “Their care requires a partnership between the patient, family, friends and professionals from varied specialties. I am honored to do this work and strive to be a strong team member to deliver the comprehensive compassionate care our patients deserve.” Jeannette was drawn to science and intellectually she found the field of oncology to be challenging. “The tools used to treat cancer are interesting and grow out of many different scientific fields,” she said. “I hope science continues to work toward more effective and less toxic treatments.” Outside of work, Jeanette loves to spend time with her family, which means a lot of time on the soccer sidelines. She also enjoys hiking, a good dance performance and believes herself to be an urban farmer.
St. Olaf College
PA-C, Northeastern University
Physician Assistant, 1999, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant
MS Chemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder
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