Trustee Dr. Marsha Moses ’75 Elected to Prestigious
Institute of Medicine
october 21 , 2008

Marsha Moses '75
Dr. Marsha Moses '75

Stonehill College trustee Dr. Marsha Moses '75 was recently elected to the Institute of Medicine in recognition of her major contribution to the advancement of medical sciences.

A biology major at Stonehill, Dr. Moses is currently the Interim Director of the Vascular Biology Program at Children's Hospital in Boston and a Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

Dr. Moses and her team of researchers have made substantial scientific contributions by identifying and characterizing the biochemical and molecular mechanisms underlying the regulation of angiogenesis during tumor progression.

Dr. Moses and her group have discovered five different angiogenesis inhibitors, three of which are in clinical development for use against a variety of cancers.

Her lab has also developed a number of sensitive and specific non-invasive urine tests for different cancers, as part of their long term Urinary Proteomics Initiative.

Moses is the recipient of a number of National Institutes of Health (NIH) and foundation grants.

Her awards and honors include the Cancer Research Foundation Award, American Cancer Society Research Award, the CaPCURE Research Award and the Science Scholar Fellowship Award, from The Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College.

She also received Harvard Medical School's Clifford A. Barger Mentoring Award in 2003.

Moses was the recipient of the Stonehill President's Award for Excellence in 1997 and delivered the keynote address at Stonehill's Academic Convocation that same year.

A trustee since 1999, she was also the recipient of Stonehill's Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2000.

Moses earned an M.S. in biology from Rivier College in 1978, and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Boston University in 1986.

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