After a comprehensive national search, 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.”
"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.” ~ Michael D. Dake, MD, senior vice president for the UA Health Sciences
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.
Her extensive knowledge of research funding, her pursuit of collaborative partnerships, and her ability to develop opportunities for professional development will continue to advance the excellent reputation of the college, elevate its Top 10 ranking, and further strengthen its graduate programs and NIH research ranking.
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.