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Edith Pituskin, RN, MN (NP Adult) PhD

Assistant Professor

Nursing | Medicine & Dentistry | Rehabilitation Medicine


About Me

  • PhD (Rehabilitation Medicine), University of Alberta (2013)
  • MN (Nurse Practitioner, Adult Oncology), University of Alberta (2006)
  • BScN, University of Alberta (2000)
  • Nursing Diploma, University of Alberta Hospitals School of Nursing (1984)

Select Awards

  • Department of Medicine Collaboration, Cooperation and Teamwork Award, 'Cardio-Oncology Team', University of Alberta, 2015
  • Award of Excellence, Lymphoma Canada 2014

My PhD work has focused on the cardiotoxic effects of traditional and novel anti-cancer therapies. I am a Co-Lead of the Edmonton Cardiology-Oncology Research (ENCORE) program, aiming to prevent, diagnose and treat the cardiotoxic effects of cancer therapies. In collaboration with the Department of Oncology, Cardiology, Faculties of Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Medicine, we have initiated several clinical and research projects in this area. I also aim to improve accessibility, efficiency and effectiveness of health services by studying the contributions of multiple health care providers across the cancer care trajectory.


Current Grants

  • Pituskin E, Paterson I, Mackey J, Thompson R. MANTICORE X-5: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Novel Therapies in Cardio-Oncology Research, 5 Year imaging extension.Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & Nunavut (HSFA) Research Leadership Fund
  • Pituskin E, Krause B, Paterson I, Mackey J. CROSSFIT: CROSS sectional study of cardiovascular Function and risk profiles In BRCA muTation carriers. WCHRI, University of Alberta FON Establishment Grant. 
  • Pituskin E, Haykowsky, M, McNeely M, Vlahadamis A, Danilak M, Paterson I, Baracos V, Sawyer M. AMAZON: Multidisciplinary support And exerciZe during Adjuvant endOcriNe therapy. Alberta Cancer Foundation. 
  • Pituskin E, Rawson K, Lu S, Shack L, Shea-Budgell M & Bryant-Lukosius D. NOVEL2: Characteristics of Early Breast Cancer Active Treatment Models in Alberta. Cancer Strategic Clinical Network (Alberta Health Services) Seed Grant Award. 
  • Pituskin E, Wall S, Rawson K & Vlahadamis A. NOVEL 1 (Oncology) Nurse practitioner care in Alberta: Evaluation of quaLity, Value and Outcomes. FON Establishment Grant.