Ida M. Moore

73BSN, 78MA Achievement 2007

Ida M. Moore, 73BSN, 78MA, is internationally renowned for her distinguished career as a nurse scientist in the field of pediatric oncology.

The Emmetsburg, Iowa, native received a B.S.N. from the UI College of Nursing in 1973, followed by a masters in nursing in 1978. She left Iowa to continue her nursing education at the University of California, San Francisco College of Nursing, where she earned a D.N.S. in 1985.

Following academic appointments at the UI and the University of California-San Francisco College of Nursing, Moore has spent the past 18 years at the University of Arizona College of Nursing, where she is a professor and director of the Nursing Practice Division and Director of the Center on Injury Mechanisms and Related Responses: Genomics Focus.

A champion of childhood cancer patients and survivors, this Iowa alumna has contributed extensively to the science of pediatric oncology, helped disseminate that new knowledge through publications and presentations, and translated it into improved care of children with cancer.

Moore has devoted her scholarly studies to understanding the impact of cancer treatments on the central nervous systems of children, resulting in landmark findings that have helped alter therapies so that they remain effective weapons against cancer, but do not harm a childs neurocognitive development.

Moore is recognized for her knowledge, passion, vision, leadership, and commitment. Her peers applaud her ability to represent nursing as both a science and an art. As a nurse scholar, Moore has published widely in professional nursing and science journals, and she is in demand as a presenter for regional, national, and international research conferences. She and her multidisciplinary team have received millions of dollars in research funding from governmental agencies and private foundations, including the National Institutes of Health, the Oncology Nursing Foundation, the Arizona Disease Control Research Commission, and the Leukemia Foundation.

As director of the Nursing Practice Division in the University of Arizona College of Nursing, Moore is greatly respected as a mentor for clinical and tenure-track faculty. She also devotes time and service outside the university, serving as a member of community healthcare organizations and as an international consultant to Brazil, Taiwan, and Thailand.

For her groundbreaking work, Moore has earned the respect and recognition of her profession. She is one of six nurse researchers selected to serve as a scholar in the Childrens Oncology Group, the largest international pediatric oncology cooperative in the world.

For her significant contribution to oncology nursing education and nursing research, she has also been honored by the National Institutes of Health, the University of California-San Francisco, the University of Arizona College of Nursing, the Oncology Nursing Society/Schering Laboratory, Sigma Theta Tau International, Roche Laboratories, and the Western Institute of Nursing. In 1994, she was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

Ida Moore exemplifies the excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service that reflect so positively on the University of Iowa. Most importantly, her dedicated and worthwhile career has helped—and will continue to better the quality of life for—thousands of seriously ill children throughout the world.

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