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Wednesday, November 25, 1998

Sharon Moore, Senior Med Tech Student, Accepts Prestigious Job at NIH

SALISBURY, MD--A senior medical technology student at Salisbury State University, Sharon E. Moore of Perry Hall, was recently accepted into the highly competitive Specialist in Blood Banking Research Program at the National Institutes of Health.

Moore will enter the Specialist in Blood Banking Program at NIH as a paid researcher for 12 months beginning in January. She will work for various clinical treatment protocols currently being studied at NIH and complete a terminal in-depth research project to publish and present to professional societies and industry. Historically, the terminal projects from this NIH program have been used as a criterion for awarding scholarships and employment opportunities.

Moore was one of three selected from a field of nine candidates after an eight-hour interview process during which she had to pass an exam requiring high level skill at problem solving transfusion medicine clinical situations.

Moore, a graduate of Perry Hall High School, earned her A.A. degree in medical laboratory technology at Essex Community College and has served as an instructor at Essex as well as a blood bank supervisor at two institutions in Florida. She relocated to the Eastern Shore in 1997 to pursue her baccalaureate degree.

According to Moore, I told my father several years ago that my ultimate dream would be to get my B.S. degree in medical technology and Specialist in Blood Bank certification, but I never thought it could really happen, especially at NIH. I owe a lot to the encouragement that the faculty in the SSU Med Tech Program have given me to pursue my dream. At the completion of the NIH program, Moore will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for a Specialist in Blood Banking.

Moore will be working with some of the most renowned scientists in the field of blood banking, including Dr. Harvey Alter, chief of the NIH Infectious Disease Section and author of most of the research she used in her senior project for her B.S. degree at SSU.


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