Linda Abramovitz, RN, MS, FAAN

Associate Clinical Professor

Linda Abramovitz is a clinical practice nurse at UCSF and volunteer faculty at the UCSF School of Nursing. As co-chair of the Pediatric Oncology Developing Country Nurse Working Group of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP), Ms. Abramovitz interfaces with nurses from both low- and middle- income countries and high-income countries globally. Her work concentrates on establishing baseline nursing standards, professional development and educational programs for pediatric oncology nurses. She is actively involved in a project in Ethiopia. The project facilitates the development of pediatric oncology units and education. This includes "hands on teaching" of the nursing staff regarding chemotherapy administration, symptom management, pain, and palliative care. Visiting multiple pediatric oncology programs throughout Vietnam, Linda has focused on in-country assessments to evaluate nursing care and nurse training to support the development of the nurse educator role. As invited faculty to the annual National Indian Nurse Training Program, she has promoted the "train the trainer" model to build capacity oncology nursing throughout India. Efforts as a member of the APHON International Task Force have focused on establishing chemotherapy educational/certification programs in the Caribbean, Latin and South America.