Ida (Ki) Moore, DNSC, RN, FAAN, professor and director, biobehavioral health science division, University of Arizona College of Nursing, has been appointed the Anne Furrow Professor of Nursing.
Dean Joan Shaver, PhD, RN, FAAN, says, “The Anne Furrow Endowed Professorshipis a well-deserved and distinct honor that we are proud to bestow upon Dr. Moore, an internationally recognized nurse-scientist in pediatric nursing. For her outstanding generosity in making this possible, we thank donor Anne Furrow, the first pediatric nurse practitioner licensed in Arizona and a member of the UA College of Nursing Advisory Board.”
Dr. Moore has dedicated her academic career to uncovering the detrimental effects of cancer and cancer medical treatments in young children, particularly those diagnosed with leukemia. She has discovered unique, harmful effects of radiation and chemotherapy on brain cells and function, linked those to reduced abilities to learn and perform in school and translated her discoveries into practical behavioral interventions that hold the promise of protecting brain function in the context of cancer medical treatments. Her significant and sustained record of research focuses on the most vulnerable: young children whose developing brains require urgent protection from further insult or damage.
As a researcher, Dr. Moore is a standing member and the upcoming chair of a review study section at the National Institutes of Health. For her research scholarship, Dr. Moore has received the highest of prestigious recognitions, including the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research Pathfinder Award, Sigma Theta Tau International (the nursing honorary society) Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame Award, Oncology Nursing Society/Schering Excellence in Cancer Nursing Research Award, Western Institute of Nursing Distinguished Research Lectureship Award, and Distinguished Researcher Awards from the Oncology Nursing Society and Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nursing.
Dr. Moore, an exceptional researcher, mentor and profession and academic administrative leader, has given tirelessly to ensure the success of students, peers and colleagues and is a passionate master teacher.
She has received the Sandoz Jean Fergusson Award for Excellence in Pediatric Oncology Nursing Education and the UA College of Nursing Excellence in Graduate and Undergraduate Teaching Awards. Dr. Moore also received the University of Iowa Distinguished Alumni Award in the Achievement Category and the UA Alumni Association Extraordinary Faculty Award.
Faculty at the University of Arizona College of Nursing envision, engage and innovate in education, research and practice to help people of all ages optimize health in the context of major life transitions, illnesses, injuries, symptoms and disabilities. Established in 1957, the college ranks among the top nursing programs in the United States. For more information about the college, please visit its website, www.nursing.arizona.edu