UAMS’ Michele Moss Wins National Pediatric Award

By David Robinson

The annual award recognizes outstanding contributions in the field of pediatric critical care medicine.

Moss is a professor in the critical care and cardiology sections of the Department of Pediatrics in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. She is vice chairman for Clinical Services of the Department of Pediatrics, and an attending physician in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Cardiovascular Care Unit at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH).

Moss has served in many national leadership roles, including chair of the AAP Section on Critical Care in 2000-2004, chair of the Society for Critical Care Medicine Section on Pediatrics in 2002-2004, and her term this year as chancellor of the Board of Regents of the American College of Critical Care Medicine.

Moss joined the College of Medicine faculty in 1985. She has served as medical director of the Pediatric Transport Service at Arkansas Children’s Hospital since 1988. She was medical director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at ACH from 1997 to 2000

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Related Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a 540,000-square-foot hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and six institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is the state’s only Level 1 trauma center. UAMS has 2,836 students and 761 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit or