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Jill Zitzewitz in UMMS NOW

From UMassMedNOW an article about Radiology Faculty member Jill Zitzewitz, PhD

Jill Zitzewitz applies cancer lessons in classroom and pandemic

UMass Medical School educator and scientist knows about living through uncertainty
By Bryan Goodchild and Kylee Denesha

As an educator, a scientist and a patient undergoing treatment for multiple myeloma, Jill A. Zitzewitz, PhD, has a unique perspective on dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This is a bit scary, being back in treatment and wondering how the virus is going to impact things,” said Dr. Zitzewitz, associate professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, who gets weekly infusions at UMass Memorial Medical Center. “On the other hand, I feel like having cancer made me used to feeling unsettled. In some ways, it’s made this easier. You’re used to not knowing what’s going to happen tomorrow.”

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