Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Holds Ceremony for National Nurses Week

May 14, 2019 | Leadership, Nurses, Oncology


Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey celebrated leading nurses during National Nurses Week and Oncology Nursing Month. Some key awardees include:

  • Elizabeth Berg
    • Recognized for her professionalism and excellence in clinical practice.
  • Kira Lynn Voitle
    • Recoginized in the Generalist Nurse category

Carla Schaefer, associate director of nursing infusion services at Rutgers Cancer Institute noted, “whether on the front lines of patient care or in other critical roles such as research and education, today’s oncology nurses need to be prepared for the rapid evolution taking place in our field. By participating in educational and professional development opportunities such as the Elizabeth Gibby Osborne lecture, our nursing team is better equipped to meet the profession’s daily challenges in order to ensure optimal delivery of patient care.”

As New Jersey’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Rutgers Cancer Institute, along with its partner RWJBarnabas Health, offers the most advanced cancer treatment options including bone marrow transplantation, proton therapy, CAR T-cell therapy, and complex robotic surgery.

Along with clinical trials and novel therapeutics such as precision medicine and immunotherapy—many of which are not widely available—patients have access to these cutting-edge therapies at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey at University Hospital in Newark, as well as through RWJBarnabas Health facilities.


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