The Child Stress and Coping Lab at UWM is looking for motivated undergraduate students interested in helping with research. Research areas available include working with youth with chronic pain, youth with gastrointestinal (GI) concerns, special needs adoption, and the use of complementary/alternative medicine with pediatric populations. Working as a research assistant is a great way to get research experience if you are interested in applying to graduate school.
Research assistants who have worked in the Child Stress and Coping Lab before have participated in library research, data entry, database management and data analysis, and have collaborated on conference poster presentations. Previous research assistants have also had opportunities to work at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in the chronic pain and GI multidisciplinary clinics. In order to be a research assistant, students must be responsible, reliable, and be willing to commit an average of 10 hours per week for at least 2 semesters. Course credit may be available for your time. Positions are available year-round, including over the summer.
RAs are encouraged to attend regional conferences. Commonly, they attend the Wisconsin Psychological Association conference, the UWM Symposium, and in 2008 two of our RAs attended the Child Health Psychology Conference in Kansas City.