After a comprehensive national search, Ida M. “Ki” Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN, who has served as interim dean for the last 10 months at the University of Arizona College of Nursing, has been named dean of the college. Dr. Moore’s appointment begins July 1.
“Dr. Moore has demonstrated exceptional leadership for the college over the past 10 months in her interim role and has worked tirelessly to establish a collaborative, positive culture for faculty, staff and students,” said Michael D. Dake, MD, senior vice president for the UA Health Sciences. “Her forward-looking leadership already has made a mark, and as the UA Health Sciences begins to position itself to address the global health challenges of the 21st century, I am confident the college will remain at the forefront of nursing education and research in the United States.”
The Anne Furrow Endowed Professor at the college and a long-standing member of the UA Cancer Center, Dr. Moore has 25 years of research experience, primarily investigating the impact of central nervous system (CNS)-directed cancer treatment for pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia and brain tumors. She has written more than 150 publications in the area of pediatric oncology.
She also has been principal investigator on extramurally funded clinical studies of the long-term effects of CNS-directed treatment including interventions to improve outcomes among children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and pre-clinical studies on mechanisms of CNS tissue injury and gene expression changes associated with chemotherapy.
Dr. Moore earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from the University of Iowa, and received her doctorate from the University of California, San Francisco. She joined the UA in 1988, progressively serving in several key positions in the college. Among many honors, she won the Winograd Professorship from the University of New Mexico in 2015; the UA Henry and Phyllis Koffler Prize for Scholarship in 2012; the Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nursing’s Distinguished Researcher Award in 2012; and the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research Pathfinders Award in 2011.
About the University of Arizona College of Nursing
Established in 1957, the University of Arizona College of Nursing has been transforming nursing education, research and practice to help people build better futures for more than 60 years. Consistently ranked among the best programs in the nation, the college is strengthening health care’s largest workforce and the public’s most trusted profession through its undergraduate and graduate programs, offered online and on-campus in Tucson and Phoenix. Headquartered in Tucson, Ariz., where integrative health has been pioneered, the UA College of Nursing is home to the world’s only Integrative Nursing Faculty Fellowship. With key focal strengths in integrative health, cancer prevention and survivorship, and nursing informatics, the college has more than 7,000 alumni worldwide promoting health and wellness in their workplaces and communities. For more information: nursing.arizona.edu