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Iowa City IA 52242
Release: August 6, 2002
UI nursing specialist named to board of oncology nursing society
advanced practice nurse from the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the
University of Iowa was recently elected to the board of directors of the Oncology
Linda Abbott will serve a three-year term on the board. The Oncology Nursing
Society (ONS) formed in 1974, is dedicated to promoting excellence in oncology
nursing and quality cancer care. ONS membership totals approximately 30,000
registered nurses and other health care professionals across the United States.
Abbott joined the staff of Nursing Services and Patient Care at UI Hospitals
and Clinics in 1980.
The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is Iowa's only National Cancer Institute
(NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center. NCI-designated comprehensive
cancer centers are recognized as the leaders in developing new approaches
to cancer prevention and cancer care, conducting leading edge research and
educating the public about cancer.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the
University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI
Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research
programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com.