Dr. Moss is National Academy of Medicine Member
17 Oct 2022
The School of Nursing heartily celebrates another achievement of Dr. Margaret Moss, Professor and Director of the First Nations House of Learning, who on October 17, 2022 was named among one hundred new Members of the US National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Election to NAM is considered one of the highest honours in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.
Margaret has been named "For exemplary leadership in nursing, law, and Indigenous health inequities as the only American Indian nurse with a Ph.D. and J.D. ...She co-led the Indigenous Strategic Plan, one of the few in North American universities launched to a global audience, and published the first nursing text on American Indian Health."
I am so honored and humbled to have been elected by and into this august body. I have devoted my professional life to health care and as an Indigenous nurse - to illuminating where health inequities occur in all the attendant layers and complexities and seeking to decreasing these gaps for the most marginalized groups. This recognition is testament that I am not alone in understanding the urgency and importance of this work.
~ Dr. Margaret Moss