Dolores A. Morgan


IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy Award (2003)
School of Nursing Special Recognition Award (2001)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Distinguished Alumni Service Award (1984)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
School of Nursing
M.D., 1968


Dolores Anna Morgan was a physician, humanitarian, and recognized leader in the treatment and prevention of alcohol and drug addiction. Dedicating herself to a profession as a healer, Morgan earned her R.N. and B.S. degrees in nursing, and worked for almost twenty years as a practitioner and teacher before receiving the M.D. degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1968.

Dr. Morgan's concern with family health and wellness led her to become interested in the problems of alcoholics, and she became deeply committed to developing community awareness of addiction, its costs and treatment. Ultimately, her career took her to south Miami Hospital in Florida, where she administered the drug-alcohol treatment program.

Dr. Morgan pioneered the first residential treatment program for impaired physicians in Florida, trained personnel to treat addiction among employees, and supported programs that taught young people the hazards of irresponsible alcohol and drug use. Dr. Morgan was widely sought as a speaker and consultant, and served as the program director of education, training and research for the National Foundation for Addiction Prevention.