Hiram College


Nursing major Tierra Moore ’16, of Canton, Ohio, is one of 50 students from across the nation selected for an internship at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Washington, D.C. this summer.

Moore was selected from a pool of approximately 7,000 applicants, which included students from graduate programs and Ivy League institutions.

“I’m pretty excited to represent Hiram because a majority of these interns are from Harvard, Yale,” she said. “I think it’s great for Hiram to get its name out there, because being able to work with such a prestigious group of researchers is going to be great.”

Moore entered Hiram College as a pre-med student in 2011. After shadowing a nurse in critical care for a day, she was moved by the nurse-patient relationships developed in hospitals, so she switched her major to nursing and hasn’t looked back. Her education at Hiram has also fostered an interest in research. It was Moore’s interest in intensive care unit research that made her stand out to the program organizers.

Moore will begin the eight-week program at the National Institutes of Health’s main campus hospital on June 15, 2015. She will have a program-assigned mentor and attend weekly lectures by various health professionals, assist researchers and participate in a poster project with other interns at the end of the internship in a scholarship competition.

Moore plays volleyball for the Hiram College Terriers. She attended Canton South High School.

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