In Memory of Alicia Moore
Alicia Moore, M.S., research biologist in the Molecular Pathogenesis Group at the National Toxicology Program passed away on March 4, 2017.
Moore dedicated nearly 26 years to toxicology and investigating the pathogenesis of uterine leiomyomas “fibroids.” She conducted seminal research on genistein, a soy-derived phytoestrogen, and fibroids; and collaborated with many universities and other agencies to study fibroid models. Her work was published extensively in scientific journals and she made significant contributions to numerous research protocols and presentations at NTP.
At NIEHS, Moore also worked diligently to improve the working conditions for employees with disabilities through the NIEHS Disability Advocacy Committee. She was well-respected by her peers and received many awards and recognitions for her hard work in this area. In 2007, she was honored with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Harvey J. Bullock, Jr. Award for Equal Employment Opportunity Achievement. She was also recognized for her leadership promoting disability awareness and advocacy at NIEHS with a 2012 NIH Merit Award.
Moore’s commitment to sound research and improving working conditions for people with disabilities was recognized and admired. She was kind-hearted, respected, and cherished by all.