Pearl Moore, RN, MN, FAANProfessional Education
MN University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1974
Clinical Specialization: Oncology Nursing
BSN University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1968
Diploma Montefiore Hospital School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA, 1956
1983–2007 Oncology Nursing Society, Pittsburgh, PA
Chief Executive Officer
1974–present University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA
Adjunct Assistant Professor
1960–1983 Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
Coordinator, Brain Tumor Study Group (1975–1983)
Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist (1974–1975)
Director, School of Nursing (1970–1972)
Assistant Director, School of Nursing (1969–1970)
Instructor, School of Nursing (1960–1969)
1957–1960 Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
Staff Nurse, Emergency Room
Other Professional Activities
2006–present Jewish Health Care Foundation Board of Directors
2004–present C-Change, Workforce Team Member
2004–present UICC International Oncology Nursing Fellowship Committee Chair
2004–present University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing’s Board of Visitors
2003–present Patient Advocate Foundation Honorary Board Member
Greater Pittsburgh Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors
2002–present International Union Against Cancer (UICC), Advisory Working Group on International Conferences
Johnson & Johnson Advisory Board for Campaign for Nursing’s Future
Jewish Healthcare Foundation, Executive Advisory Board “Health Care Futures”
Cancer.com Advisory Board
2002–2004 National Dialogue on Cancer, Workforce Team Co-Chair
2002–2003 Patient Advocate Foundation Board of Directors
2002 European Think Tank on Symptom Management on People Living With Cancer, Co-Chair, Vienna, Austria
2001 National Family Caregivers Association, Enhancing Family Caregiver
Ability to Care Project
2000–2004 National Dialogue on Cancer, Nominating Committee Member
2000–2004 UICC International Oncology Nursing Fellowship Committee Member
1998–present UICC Member Roll of Honour
1998–present National Dialogue on Cancer, Member
1998–2000 National Dialogue on Cancer, Patient Empowerment Team Chair
1998–1999 March Research Task Force Board of Directors
1997–present Nursing Economics Foundation Board of Trustees
1997–1999 American Academy of Nursing, Treasurer
American Academy of Nursing, Member, Board of Directors
1996–present Friends of Cancer Research Board of Directors
1996-2006 European Journal of Cancer Care Editorial Board
1995–1996 Vision 20/20: The Future of Cancer Care Delivery Advisory Board
1994–2000 American Academy of Nursing, Finance Committee
1994–1999 National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Board of Directors
1994–1997 National Council on Patient Information and Education Board of Directors
1994–1996 National Coalition for Cancer Research Board of Directors
Jewish Healthcare Foundation, Health Jewish Community Project
Glaxo Wellcome Nursing Education Board of Advisors
1993–1995 Amgen Inc. Board Member of the Living Well Council
1992–2000 UICC International Oncology Nursing Fellowship Committee Chair
1990–2000 UICC Nursing Project Committee Chair
1989 Committee for the National Board of Nursing Specialties Design Task Force
1987–2000 UICC Nursing Project Committee
1984–1992 UICC, U.S. National Committee for the International Union Against Cancer, National Academy of Science
1977–1979 Pennsylvania Nurses Association Commission on Nursing Practice
1975–1978 Demonstration Cancer Rehabilitation Project, Advisory Committee Member
1973–1983 Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)
Bylaws Committee Chair
Congress Planning Committee Member
Representative to the National Task Force on Credentialing in
Finance Committee Member
ONS Task Force on Certification Chair
Honors and Awards
2006 C-Change Service Recognition Award
2006 Association of Community Cancer Centers Progress Award
2006 Oncology Nursing Society Lifetime Achievement Award
2006 National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship’s Rays of Hope
2006 US Oncology – Annual Oncology Honoree
2005 American Cancer Society – Distinguished Service Award
2004 Legacy Laureate – University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
2004 Women of Spirit® – Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA
2003 Health Care Hero Award Finalist
2002 US Oncology Medal of Honor Award
1997 Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, Honorary Member
1996 International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care Distinguished Merit Award
1996 Association of Community Cancer Centers Achievement Award
1995 Ortho Biotech FIRE® Award
1995 Oncology Nursing Society Distinguished Service Award
1993 Oncology Nursing Foundation Friend of the Foundation Award
1993 Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (elected)
1983–present Who's Who of American Women
1983 Sigma Theta Tau, Eta Chapter Leadership in Nursing Award
American Academy of Nursing
American Nurses Association
American Society of Association Executives
American Society of Clinical Oncology
National Association of Non-Profit Organizations
Nurses' Alumnae Association of Montefiore Hospital
Nurses' Alumnae Association of the University of Pittsburgh
Sigma Theta Tau, Eta Chapter
Moore, P. (2006). Oncology nursing: Quo vadis? A 30-year perspective. Oncology News International, 15(1), 13-14.
Moore, P. (2002, May). It's time to take action to head off the nursing shortage and assure quality cancer care. Hematology Oncology News and Issues, 1(4), 30–32.
Rieger, P.T., & Moore, P. (2002). Professional organizations and their role in advocacy. Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 18, 276–289.
Rieger, P.T., & Moore, P. (2002). A summary of activities undertaken by ONS to improve the nursing shortage under the leadership. Retrieved July 22, 2002, from http://www.ons.org/xp6/ONS/Information.xml/Press_Room/Shortage.xml
Moore, P. (2001). Oncology nursing shortage will get worse before it gets better. Oncology News International, 10(8), 1–2.
Moore, P. (2001, May 15). The time and tides are right for change. Vital Signs, 11(10), 5.
Moore, P. (2000). Oncology Nursing Society: 25 years and going strong. European Journal of Cancer Care, 9, 129–130.
Moore, P. (2000). 100 years of American nursing, celebrating a century of caring [Review]. Oncology Nursing Forum, 27, 1293.
Nielsen, B.B., Scofield, R.S., Mueller, S., Tranin, A.S., Moore, P., & Murphy, C.M. (1996). Certification of oncology nurses: A history. Oncology Nursing Forum, 23, 701–708.
Moore, P. (1995). Pearl Moore. In B. Nevidjon (Ed.), Building a legacy: Voices of oncology nursing (pp. 326–331). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
Spross, J., & Moore, P. (1993). Cancer pain relief. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 8, 376–380.
Moore, P. (1992). Oncology nursing: Caring, compassion, competence. Healthcare Trends and Transitions, 4(2), 42–45.
Nielsen, B., Miaskowski, C., Hogan, C., & Moore, P. (1990). Certification for oncology nurses: Maturing of a discipline. Journal of Cancer Education, 5(2), 99–102.
Johnson, J., Carson, C., Holmes, B., Mayer, D., Moore, P., & Schaefer, M. (1987). Strategic Planning Task Force Report. Oncology Nursing Forum, 14(6), 83–88.
Longman, A., Hogan, C., McNally, J., Moore, P., & Piper, B. (1983). Report of the Task Force on Certification in Oncology Nursing. Oncology Nursing Forum, 10(4), 84–88.
Moore, P. (1982). Professional associations in cancer nursing. International Cancer News, 7, 11–12.
Moore, P., Hogan, C., Longman, A., McNally, J., & Piper, B. (1982). Report of the Task Force on Certification in Oncology Nursing. Oncology Nursing Forum, 9(4), 75–80.
Moore, P. (1981). Problems encountered by clients with brain tumors. In L. Marino (Ed.), Cancer nursing (chapter 29). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
Aronin, P., Mahaley, M., Rudnick, S., Dudka, L., Donahue, J., Selker, R., & Moore, P. (1980). Predictions on BCNU pulmonary toxicity in patients with malignant gliomas. New England Journal of Medicine, 303, 183–188.
Moore, P. (1980). The patient with brain metastases: The ultimate challenge. NITA, 3, 119–121.
Selker, R., Jacobs, S.A., Moore, P., Wald, M., Fisher, E.R., Cohen, M., et al. (1980). BCNU-induced pulmonary fibrosis. Neurosurgery, 7, 560–565.
Selker, R., Moore, P., & Odachowski, S. (1979). Alternate-day steroids in the treatment of brain tumor patients: A brief communication. Neurosurgery, 5, 773.
Selker, R., Wolmark, N., Fisher, B., & Moore, P. (1979). Preliminary observations on the use of corynebacterium parvum in patients with primary intracranial tumors: Effect on intracranial pressure. In Multidisciplinary aspects of brain tumor therapy. Amsterdam: Elsevier/North-Holland Biomedical Press.
Moore, P. (1978). Beyond the protocol. Oncology Nursing Forum, 5(3), 12–14.
Guest Speaking (Seminars/Workshops/Conferences)
International Union Against Cancer (UICC) World Conference for Cancer Organizations, Dublin, Ireland, November 19, 2004, Environmental Scanning: A Tool Used by the ONS for Developing the Organization’s Shortage Plan
International Union Against Cancer (UICC) World Conference for Cancer Organizations, Dublin, Ireland, November 18, 2004, Keeping Up With Cancer – Perspective on Professional Education in the Cancer Care Arena
University of Pittsburgh, Emerging Leaders Program, Pittsburgh, PA, October 21, 2004, Leadership Panel
University of Pittsburgh, School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA, October 10, 2004, Proud to be a Pitt Graduate
University of Pittsburgh, School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA, May 14, 2004, An Exciting Career
European Oncology Nursing Society, Edinburgh, Scotland, April 16, 2004, New Developments in Oncology
US Oncology, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, July 26, 2002, Critical Issues Facing Oncology Nursing
Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, May 9, 2002, Role of ONS in Evolution of Cancer Care
Patient Congress III, Washington, DC, January 10, 2002, Nursing Role in Quality Cancer Care
Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congressional Briefing, Washington, DC, June 12, 2001, Nursing Shortage and Impact on Quality Cancer Care
National Comprehensive Cancer Center Summit, Tampa, FL, June 11, 2001, Achieving Continuity in Cancer Care
Tennessee Oncology Practice Society, Memphis, TN, June 1, 2001, Initiatives to Increase and Maintain the Oncology Nursing Pool
ONS Press Briefing, San Diego, CA, May 14, 2001, Nursing Shortage
International Union Against Cancer (UICC) Cancer Nursing, Seattle, WA, September 8–9, 2000, Workshop Coordinator, Did the Year 2000 Measure Up?
International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC) 11th International Conference, Oslo, Norway, July 30–August 3, 2000, Political and Economic Issues in Cancer Care
UICC Second Psychosocial Impacts of Breast Cancer Meeting, Helsinki, Finland, June 11–14, 2000, ONS Activities Related to Breast Cancer Advocacy
International Council of Nurses Conference, London, England, June 28, 1999, Leadership Initiatives of the ONS
UICC Cancer Management Meeting, Antwerp, Belgium, April 18, 1999, Nurse Role in Clinical Trials
Western Pennsylvania Hospital Oncology Nursing Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, March 4, 1999, Oncology Nursing in the New Millennium
International Conference on Cancer Nursing, Jerusalem, Israel, September 1998, Innovative Therapies Complements Traditional Care
UICC XVII International Cancer Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 1998, Politics of Cancer
UICC Cancer Nursing Workshops, Cairo and Costa Rica, 1998, Course Organizer
UICC XVII International Cancer Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 1998, Member, International Scientific Advisory Committee and Chair of UICC Cancer Nursing Program
ONS 23rd Annual Congress, San Francisco, CA, May 8, 1998, Mentoring Connections for Professional and Personal Success
Greater Tampa Chapter of ONS, Tampa, FL, January 8, 1998, Transitions in Health Care
New York State Capital District Chapter of ONS, Albany, NY, December 5, 1997, Challenge in Healthcare Delivery
ISNCC Conference, Brighton, England, August 13, 1996, Positioning Cancer Nursing to Thrive in the Changing USA Health Care Environment
UICC Cancer Nursing Workshop, Lublin, Poland, October 1995, Course Organizer
UICC XVI International Cancer Congress, New Delhi, India, October 30–November 5, 1994, Poster Presentation, The ONS: 20 Years of Promoting Excellence in Cancer Nursing
UICC XVI International Cancer Congress, New Delhi, India, October 30–November 5, 1994, International Scientific Advisory Committee and Chair of UICC Cancer Nursing Program
UICC XVI International Cancer Congress, New Delhi, India, October 30–November 5, 1994, International Oncology Nursing Fellowship Program
ONS 19th Annual Congress, Cincinnati, OH, May 1994, Coordinator and Presenter of Instructional Session, International Cancer Nursing Perspectives
International Conference on Cancer Nursing, Vancouver, Canada, August 1992, Poster Presentation, The UICC Nursing Fellowship Program
International Conference on Cancer Nursing, Vancouver, Canada, August 1992, The Nursing
Project of the International Union Against Cancer
UICC Cancer Nursing, Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 8–12, 1991, Workshop Coordinator
UICC 15th International Cancer Congress, Hamburg, Germany, August 22, 1990, Oncology Nursing Certification: An International Perspective; The In-Touch Program: A Cooperative Effort Between the UICC and the ONS
UICC Cancer Nursing, Tel Avivi, Israel, March 26–27, 1990, Workshop Coordinator
UICC Cancer Nursing, Mexico City, Mexico, February 26–March 2, 1990, Workshop Coordinator
Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, March 1987, Workshop Coordinator, Controversies in Cancer Care
Fourth International Conference on Cancer Nursing, New York, NY, September 7–12, 1986, Poster Presentation, Oncology Nursing Society
UICC 14th International Cancer Congress, Budapest, Hungary, August 21–27, 1986, Advancing the Specialty of Cancer Nursing Through Professional Organizations
Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, March 19, 1986, Today's Hopes, Tomorrow's Realities
Chinese–American Conference on Clinical Trends in Cancer Care, China, July 19–August 1, 1985, Seminar Leader
National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, November 1984, Group Leader, Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist Invitational Conference
Switzerland–American Cancer Nursing Study Tour, Switzerland, March 29–April 12, 1984, Seminar Leader
Forbes Hospice, Pittsburgh, PA, October 26, 1982, Psychological Aspects of Care for Patients Receiving Experimental Therapy
American Cancer Society Cancer Nursing Series, Pittsburgh, PA, October 19, 1982, Nursing Care of the Patient Receiving Steroids
American Cancer Society Cancer Nursing Series, Pittsburgh, PA, May 13, 1982, Problems Presented by Patients With Brain Tumors
Sigma Theta Tau, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, January 20, 1982, Role of the Nurse in a Medical Research Project
Hebrew University, Hadassah Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel, July 1981, Guest Lecturer and Consultant on Oncology Nursing
Northwest Allegheny Home Health Care, Pittsburgh, PA, March 18, 1981, Steroids and Nursing Implications
Delaware Valley Cancer Nurses Association Workshop, Philadelphia, PA, December 9, 1980, Nursing Care of Patients With a Malignant Brain Tumor
American Cancer Society Workshop, Seven Springs, PA, October 9, 1980, Moderator, Nutritional Aspects of Patient Care
ONS Fifth Annual Congress, San Diego, CA, May 30, 1980, Nursing Care of Patients With a Malignant Brain Tumor
ONS Fifth Annual Congress, San Diego, CA, May 29, 1980, Moderator, Innovative Clinical Approaches to Patient Care
National Intravenous Therapy Association Convention, Atlanta, GA, May 8, 1980, The Client With Brain Metastases
American Cancer Society, Pennsylvania Division, Hershey, PA, April 18, 1980, Nursing Care of the Patient With a Malignant Brain Tumor
Sigma Theta Tau, Eta Chapter, Pittsburgh, PA, November 27, 1979, The Nurse's Role in Clinical Research
American Association of Neurosurgical Nurses, Pittsburgh, PA, October 13, 1979, Care of the Patient With an Intracranial Tumor
American Cancer Society, Georgia Division, Atlanta, GA, October 3, 1979, The Ultimate
Challenge: The Client With CNS Metastasis
Pennsylvania Nurses Association Symposium, Mt. Airy, PA, June 26, 1979, The Patient With a Malignant Brain Tumor
ONS Third Annual Congress, Washington, DC, April 5, 1978, Instructional Workshop on Nursing Research
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Oncology Nursing Workshop, Pittsburgh, PA, March 6 and 24, 1978, Neurological Aspects of Cancer
Pennsylvania Nurses Association, District No. 6, Mini-Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA, June 15,
1977, Nursing Care of the Patient With a Brain Tumor
Mount Lebanon High School Adult Education Course on Cancer Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA, December 8, 1976, The Role and Functions of a Clinical Specialist in Oncology
Pennsylvania State University Continuing Education, Regional Clinical Nursing Conference,
Hershey, PA, March 31, 1976, The Nurse's Role in Clinical Investigation
Pittsburgh Hospital School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA, March 16, 1976, The Nurse's Role in the Care of the Terminally Ill Patient
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Dental Medicine and the Allegheny County Unit of the American Cancer Society, Symposium on Head and Neck Cancer, Pittsburgh, PA, May 21, 1975, Current Concepts of Nursing Care of the Cancer Patient
Delaware County Unit of the American Cancer Society, Eighth Annual Nurses Seminar, Philadelphia, PA, March 25, 1975, Psychological Care of the Cancer Patient
Sigma Theta Tau, Eta Chapter, Nursing Research Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, March 21, 1975, Introducing the Role of an Oncology Nurse Specialist in a Medical Center Hospital
Pennsylvania Nurses Association, District No. 6, Mini-Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA, February
1975, Nursing Care of a Patient With an Intra-Arterial Hepatic Infusion
CancerSourceRN.com, May 14, 2002, Nursing Shortage
National Patient Advocacy Foundation, September 26, 2001, The Nursing Shortage Is About Quality Cancer Care