Ida Moore, DNSc, RN

Professor, Nursing
Director, Division of Biobehavioral Health Science Division
Investigator, Center for Toxicology
Endowed Professor, Ann Furrow - College of Nursing
Email Address: 
Phone Number: 
(520) 626-6205

UACC Information

UACC Organizational Unit(s): 
Professional Bio: 

Dr. Moore is a Professor in the College of Nursing and a member of the University of Arizona Cancer Center. She 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. The project proposed here is a longitudinal study of changes in expression of miRNAs  known to regulate genes involved in oxidative stress and apoptosis, and potentially linked to phenotypic biomarkers and cognitive abilities in children with ALL.

Dr. Moore has expertise recruiting and retaining a sample of children with ALL. Their team has expertise measuring biomarkers in CSF samples, profiling miRNA in small volumes of CSF, and assessing changes in cognitive abilities over the course of ALL therapy.

Clinical Information

Clinical Focus: 

Research and Clinical Interest: 

  • Central Nervous System Toxicity of Cancer Therapy
  • Biological and Behavioral Interventions to Improve CNS outcomes in Children with Leukemia

Clinical Expertise:

  • Pediatric Oncology

Research Information

Research Program: 
Cancer Prevention and Control
Member Status: 
Research Member
Year of Membership Acceptance: 
Selected Publications: 

Dr. Moore's NCBI bibliography

  1. 2008 Moore IM, Miketova, P, Hockenberry M, Krull, K, Pasvogel, A, Carey, M & Kaemingk, K. Methotrexate-Induced Alterations in Beta Oxidation Correlate with Cognitive Abilities in Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Biological Research for Nursing, 9 (4), 311-319
  2. 2008 Pasvogel AE, Miketova P, & Moore IM. Cerebrospinal Fluid Phospholipid Changes Following Traumatic Brain Injury, Biological Research For Nursing, 10 (2), 113-120.
  3. 2007 Carey, ME, Hockenberry, MJ, Moore, IM, Hutter, JJ, Krull, KR, Pasvogel, A, & Kaemingk, KL. Brief Report: Effect of Intravenous Methothrexate Dose and Infusion Rate on Neuropsychological Function One Year after Diagnosis of Acu
  4. 2007 Hockenberry M, Krull K, Moore IM, Gregurich, MA & Kaemingk K. Longitudinal Evaluation of Fine Motor Skills in Children with Leukemia. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 29 (8), 535-539
  5. 2006 Moore, IM, Miketova P, Hockenberry M, Kaemingk K, Khailova, L, Kernag, C and Schram, K. Chemotherapy Increases CSF Membrane-Derived Fatty Acids. Biological Research for Nursing 6 (4), 313-314.
  6. 2006 Moore, IM, Merkle CJ, Miketova P, Salyer RK, Torres BJ, Schaeffer RC, and Montgomery DW. Cytosine Arabinoside Induces Programmed Endothelial Cell Death through the Caspase-3 Pathway. Biological Research for Nursing , 7 (4), 289-296
  7. 2005 Miketova P, Kaemingk K, Hockenberry M, Pasvogel A, Krull, K, Hutter J, and Moore, IM. Oxidative Changes in Phosphatidylcholine during Treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Biological Research for Nursing 6 (3),187-195.
  8. 2004 Kaemingk K, Carey M, Moore, IM, Herzer M, Hutter JJ. Math Weaknesses in Survivors of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Child Neuropsychology, 10 (1), 14-23.
  9. 2004 Miketova P, Khailova L, Jelinek D, Schram K, Moore IM, Yvtrasova. GC/MS and FAB/MS Analysis of Lipid Molecules for Taxonomic Classification of Microorganisms. Scientific Papers of the University of Pardubice, Series A: Faculty of Chemical Technology, 10, 131-146.
  10. 2003 Miketova, P., Moore, I.M., Pasvogel, A., Khailova, L., Schram, K., Hutter, J., & Kaemingk, K. Determination of phospholipids as biomarkers of brain tissue damage in acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients. Scientific Papers of the University of Pardubice, Series A. Faculty of Chemical Technololgy, (8), 73-91.
  11. 2003 Moore, I.M., Challinor, J., Pasvogel, A., Matthay, K., Hutter, J., & Kaemingk, K. Behavioral adjustment in children with cancer: Teacher, parent and self-report. Oncology Nursing Forum. 30 (5) 84-91
  12. 2003 Moore, IM. Surviving Childhood Cancer: Contributions and Challenges of CNS Treatment. Western Institute of Nursing Annual Conference Proceedings, 11, 31-42.

Professional Information

Positions and Honors: 
  • 6/07 Oncology Nursing Society, Distinguished Researcher Award
  • 6/07 University of Iowa Distinguished Alumni Award in the Achievement Category
  • 6/05 University of Iowa College of Nursing Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award
  • 5/98 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, University of Arizona, College of Nursing
  • 5/98 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, University of Arizona, College of Nursing
  • 5/94 Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award, University of Arizona, College of Nursing
  • 5/07 Beta Mu Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Excellence in Leadership Award
  • 4/86 Oncology Nursing Society/Schering Excellence in Cancer Nursing Research Award
  • 4/85 Roche' Laboratories First Place Award for Excellence in Research in Clinical Science, National Student Research Forum, Galveston, Texas
  • 4/03 Distinguished Research Lectureship Award, Western Institute of Nursing
  • 3/08 Visiting Scholar, The Ohio State University School of Nursing
  • 2/85 Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Award, University of California, San Francisco
  • 10/95 Beta Mu Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Excellence in Research Award
  • 10/92 Sandoz Jean Fergusson Award for Excellence in Pediatric Oncology Nursing Education
  • 10/90 Davol Inc. Excellence in Research Award

Academic Information

Nursing, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Master's Degree: 
MA, Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Undergraduate School: 
BSN, Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA