Frederick A. Moore to Win ACCM Distinguished Investigator Award

2014 - 6 December - Disaster Management
This article celebrates Frederick A. Moore, MD, MCCM, who will receive the American College of Critical Care Medicine’s highest honor, the Distinguished Investigator Award, during the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 44th Critical Care Congress.

Frederick A. Moore, MD, MCCM, will receive the American College of Critical Care Medicine’s (ACCM) highest honor, the Distinguished Investigator Award, during the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 44th Critical Care Congress in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

“I am truly honored to receive this recognition,” said Dr. Moore.

The Distinguished Investigator Award honors clinical researchers for meritorious and pioneering work in critical care and for significantly contributing to the understanding of the diseases and treatments of critically ill and injured patients. Dr. Moore will be honored for his many research contributions, including those related to the pathogenesis of multiple organ failure (MOF), and will deliver the presentation, Lessons Learned in Translational Research.

Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. Moore has led three productive multidisciplinary translational research teams in successive stages, extending his long-term vision of a unifying mechanistic hypothesis for the pathogenesis of MOF. At present, MOF is the leading cause of surgical intensive care unit (SICU) deaths and prolonged intensive care unit stays.

“I am proud to have made significant contributions,” said Dr. Moore.

Focusing on the evolving epidemiology of MOF, he added, certainly provided his research teams with “ample opportunity to pursue such novel translational research.”
Dr. Moore completed his undergraduate studies at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, USA, in 1975, then went on to graduate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1979. After completing his surgery residency at the University of Colorado Health Science Center (UCHSC) in 1985, Dr. Moore stayed on to begin his distinguished academic and clinical career at UCHSC as Medical Director of the SICU at Denver General Hospital. He moved from Denver to the University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 1996 and is now continuing his prolific research career at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida, USA.

In addition to MOF, Dr. Moore’s scientific legacy is also marked by numerous important and seminal contributions to critical care medicine in the areas of sepsis, inflammation and immunosuppression, early enteral nutrition, transfusion science, abdominal compartment syndrome, and acute kidney injury. He has amassed 419 indexed publications, 11 federal research grants and 27 non-federal research grants.

Dr. Moore has also been heavily involved in SCCM since 1987. He became the Surgery Section’s Secretary/Treasurer in 1989, its Chair-elect in 1991 and its Chair in 1994. He also participated in and advanced the Fundamental Critical Care Support program, among many other SCCM-related activities, and he was an editorial board member of Critical Care Medicine from 1997 to 2004. 

For his efforts, Dr. Moore has received myriad awards and recognitions. In 2004, Dr. Moore received SCCM’s Asmund S. Laerdal Memorial Lecture Award for his extensive involvement in critical care research and publishing. The following year, he received SCCM’s Presidential Citation Award for his extraordinary contributions of time, energy and resources to SCCM. Fittingly, in 2012, Dr. Moore was recognized with the Master of Critical Care Medicine (MCCM) designation, which honors ACCM Fellows who have distinguished themselves by achieving national and international professional prominence.