Moore Named Dean of the UA College of Nursing

After a comprehensive national search, Ida M. “Ki” Moore, a registered nurse 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. Moore’s appointment began 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 Dr. Michael D. Dake, 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.”

Moore, a registered nurse, is the Anne Furrow Endowed Professor at the college and a long-standing member of the UA Cancer Center. She has 25 years of research experience, primarily investigating the impact of central nervous system-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 central nervous system-directed treatments, including interventions to improve outcomes among children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, pre-clinical studies on mechanisms of central nervous system tissue injury and gene expression changes associated with chemotherapy.

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.

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.

A version of this article originally appeared on the UA Health Sciences Office of Public Affairs website:

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