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Involvement in the SHP Lab involves a minimum of a 7 hour/week commitment from each member (including a 1-hour lab meeting). This may vary throughout the semester depending on level of work. Students will be expected to work on various aspects of the research process, including but not limited to IRB review applications (all students are expected to be CITI certified), compiling literature, grant writing, collecting data, testing participants, research design input, engaging in research recruitment for participants, data entry, data coding, data analysis, and writing. Administrative tasks may also be integrated into the tasks of lab members. Graduate student lab members are expected to take on mentorship roles with the undergraduate student lab members. As students demonstrate competence and commitment, they will become more involved and responsibility may increase.

Current University of Kentucky Graduate Students

We have a number of departments represented in the SHP Lab members. If you are not a graduate student in KHP, please check with your graduate advisor to ensure your program supports your participation in a lab outside of your home department. If you are interested in applying to the lab as a current University of Kentucky graduate student, send the following information (compiled into one PDF document) to me via email (kristen.mark@uky.edu) with the subject line “SHP Lab Application”:

  • Cover Letter with your contact information, why you are interested in the SHP Lab, and what relevant skills or experience you have.
  • Your current Curriculum Vitae.
  • An unofficial graduate transcript (or undergraduate transcript if you are in your first semester of graduate school).
  • Contact information for two references. Academic references are preferred, but if you do not have academic references yet, other work-related references are accepted.

Current University of Kentucky Undergraduate Students

The SHP Lab is committed to fostering research skills in undergraduate students. I got involved in research in my undergraduate program, mentored undergraduate students in my graduate program, and think that early involvement in research is a great predictor of later academic success. As an interdisciplinary lab, we welcome undergraduate students from various disciplines. If you are interested in applying to the lab as a current University of Kentucky undergraduate student, send the following information (compiled into one PDF document) to me via email (kristen.mark@uky.edu) with the subject line “SHP Lab Application”:

  • Cover Letter with your contact information, why you are interested in the SHP Lab, and what relevant skills or experience you have.
  • Your current Resume/Curriculum Vitae with your academic and non-academic experiences.
  • An unofficial undergraduate transcript.

Prospective Graduate Students

Interested in applying for graduate school at University of Kentucky for Fall? I encourage you to contact me prior to applying to the program so I can let you know whether there are assistantship opportunities within our department and how many graduate student spots I have currently open. For options and application deadlines, see the Teaching tab and scroll down to Training Opportunities.

Prospective Post-Doctoral Fellows

If you’re interested in joining the lab for your post doctoral work, please get in touch with me via email (kristen.mark@uky.edu) to discuss potential opportunities.