Cecil Moore Assumes Lead of
MU College of Veterinary Medicine
Cecil Moore, DVM, MS, was recently named Interim Dean of the
University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Moore is a professor and chairman of MU's Veterinary Medicine
and Surgery department, and director of the Veterinary Medical
Dr. Joe Kornegay, DVM, PhD, and dean of the college from 1998,
has accepted a new position at the University of North Carolina-Chapel
Hill effective Oct. 16, 2006. His primary appointments will
be in the university's Gene Therapy Center and the School
of Medicine Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,
with a secondary appointment in the Department of Neurology.
Dr. Moore earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from
Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville. His DVM
degree was awarded by the MU College of Veterinary Medicine
in 1972. After six years of private practice, he returned
to the college where he completed a residency in comparative
ophthalmology in 1980.
He joined the University of Wisconsin veterinary faculty in
1982 where he completed a research Master of Science degree
from the medical school there.
He returned to MU in 1986 where he served as the head of the
Ophthalmology Section, Small Animal Section coordinator, and
Interim Associate Department chair. He was named Acting/Interim
Chairman of the MU Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in
1998 and the Chairman in 2000.
Dr. Moore is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary
Ophthalmologists and served as that organization's president
in 1999. He received the Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teaching
Award in 1993. In 1988 and 1992 he was presented the Golden
Aesculapius Award for Teaching Excellence. He was presented
the MU Alumni of the Year Award in 1997 and received a Faculty
Alumni Award in 2001. He was named Missouri Veterinarian of
the Year in 2004.
Dr. Moore's research interests have focused on the epidemiology
and therapy of equine keratitis, spontaneous canine tear film
disease, and ocular surface immunology. Recently his research
has been supported by the National Institutes of Health. He
has served as editorial reviewer for numerous scientific journals
and frequently speaks at state and national meetings and conferences.
A national search is currently underway to identify a new DVM Dean. See College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Search for details.
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