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Lifetime Service Award – 2008

Marjorie A. Moore, PT, MS (kines), PhD

Presented in 2008

Marjorie A. Moore, PT, MS(kines), PhD, was a member of IADMS from 1991 until her untimely death in 2010. She made poster, oral, and panel presentations at IADMS Annual Meetings, and she published in the Journal of Dance Medicine & Science. She served on the IADMS Research Committee from 1999 to 2010, becoming involved in most of its activities, including serving as editor of the IADMS Newsletter's Research Forum, evaluating student research papers for the annual Student Research Awards and Student Travel Grants, compiling policies regarding human subject use declarations from other scientific journals, developing the Presentation Proposal Guidelines (for various types of abstracts submitted to IADMS Annual Meetings), rating "model" abstracts for future inclusion in those Guidelines, and judging the poster competition at the Annual Meeting.

Dr. Moore was an associate professor at the College of St. Catherine, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. She taught gross anatomy dissection, neuroscience, embryology, radiology and tissue biomechanics, primarily to graduate students in physical therapy. A consummate teacher and the recipient of three teaching awards during her 30 years as a college teacher, she enriched the lives of many and empowered all with new knowledge and new skills. She used her knowledge to provide editorial assistance with sections of two textbooks used by the dance education community: Sally Fitt's Kinesiology for Dance, and Michael Alter's The Science of Stretching

The work that she did behind the scenes to benefit the Association, its members, and the dancers we serve is very important, yet only a few of us know that she has did it.  We appreciate her for her contributions to the many who have and will continue to benefit from her efforts.  The integrity of her work, and the humble way in which she approached it, offers a role model to which many will aspire.   

The International Association for Dance Medicine & Science is pleased to honor Dr. Marjorie Moore for her lifetime of service to dancers and to the dance medicine and science communities.


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