Marilyn J. Hammer, PhD, DC, RN, New Director of Research & Evidence-Based Practice, Dept. of Nursing
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Posted by: Julie Briggs
We are delighted to share the appointment of Marilyn J. Hammer, PhD, DC, RN, as the Director of Research and Evidence-Based Practice in the Department of Nursing at The Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Hammer will also be appointed to a faculty role as an Associate Professor in the Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine.
The recent realignment of our diverse nursing expertise into four pillars places Dr. Hammer in coordination with three other directors—of Quality, Practice and Regulatory, and Education—for a transdisciplinary focus on providing the right care, at the right time, in the right setting, by the right health care professional, at the right cost. The Center for Nursing Research and Education, a collaboration between the Department of Nursing and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, will serve as a platform for the pillars.
In her new role, Dr. Hammer will facilitate the growth of a strong program of nursing research to lay the foundation for a Center for Symptom Management at The Mount Sinai Hospital. In collaboration with nurse leaders and researchers organization-wide, a model Research Assistant Program is being established to align graduate and doctoral students to nurse-led studies and support our expert nurses at the bedside in engaging in research. A strong emphasis will be placed on translational research to ensure that our patient practice is evidence-based and that our nursing research contributes to the evidence for optimal patient care.
Dr. Hammer worked as an oncology nurse before earning her MN (2007) and PhD (2008) at the University of Washington in Seattle. It was her direct patient care observations that led to her program of research, which focuses on associations between glycemic status and immune function in patients with cancer. Dr. Hammer will continue to build on this research at Mount Sinai in alignment with our mission, vision, and goals.
Dr. Hammer has been a faculty member of New York University’s Rory Meyers College of Nursing since 2009, teaching courses in genetics and research design. She has published in numerous journals and obtained research funding as a principal investigator from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research. She is the Secretary of the Board of the Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS), Co-chair of the ENRS Chronic Comorbid Conditions Research Interest Group, and Chair of the Oncology Nursing Society’s 2017 annual Congress. Dr. Hammer is also an associate editor for the journal Oncology Nursing Forum, writing a column focused on research ethics.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Hammer as Director of Research and Evidence-Based Practice beginning Tuesday, September 6, 2016.