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Immunologist Wins 2-year "Jimmy V" Award

Research on gut microbes and intestinal tumor formation

  Gianna Hammer, an assistant professor of immunology in the School of Medicine, has been awarded a 2016 V Scholar Award from the Cary-based V Foundation for Cancer Research, which continues the work of former NC State basketball coach Jim Valvano. The two-year, $200,000 award will support Hammer’s work on interactions between intestinal microbes and tumor formation.