Ida “Ki” Moore, UA College of Nursing Interim Dean and Ann Furrow Endowed Professor, has been named to the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research of the National Institutes of Health.
“I am pleased to serve as a member of the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research,” said Dr. Moore. “As an Advisory Council member I will have the opportunity to review and make recommendations regarding grant applications that advance health-related research, research training initiatives and strategies to stimulate new research efforts in high priority areas.”
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Research Advisory Councils are consulted by and provide advice to the Director, NIH concerning pertinent programs. A major responsibility is to review and make recommendations regarding grant applications to support biomedical research and research training activities. Additionally, the Council surveys the total research effort in the subject field and the recommendation of the action necessary to stimulate additional work.
Dr. Moore, whose Council term runs through January 31, 2022, has 25 years of research experience investigating the impact of central nervous system (CNS)-directed cancer treatment for pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and brain tumors. She has been the Principal Investigator on extramurally funded clinical studies of the long-term effects of CNS-directed treatment, interventions to improve cognitive and academic outcomes among children with ALL and pre-clinical studies on mechanisms of CNS tissue injury and gene expression changes associated with chemotherapy.
Dr. Moore holds a BSN and MA in Nursing from the University of Iowa and she received her PhD from the University of California, San Francisco. She joined the UA in 1988, serving in several key positions within the College and is a long-standing member of the UA Cancer Center. Among her many honors, she received the UA Henry & Phyllis Koffler Prize for Scholarship in 2013, the Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nursing’s Distinguished Researcher Award in 2012 and the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research’s Pathfinders Award in 2011. She also has written more than 150 publications in the area of pediatric oncology.