News

November, 2021

Lab's Qualitative Coding

To organize initial codes for over 100 qualitative interviews with healthcare providers, Dr. Kim and the grad students (Hannah, Joe, and Nguyen) met once a week as a group to discuss and organize the findings. All the codes were printed out, and the team went through and discuss each code to place them in the most appropriate category.

October 29, 2021


Winner of the Department's Door Decoration Contest!

With Ethan's and Trinh's brilliant design and flawless execution, our lab's door ("Zombie Freud") won first place in this year Halloween Door Decoration Contest! Great work, Ethan and Trinh!!

September 20, 2021


Community Needs Assessment

Dr. Kim, Nguyen, and Grace were conducting a needs assessment with people in the East Lubbock community to better understand the community's needs for mental health resources, and how the lab could effectively serve them.

September 8 & 15, 2021

Workshop and Panel


Dr. Kim joined the graduate students in the virtual panel on "Applying to Grad School" to help undergraduate RAs develop better understand of graduate programs and the application process.


Hannah and Nguyen were hosting the virtual workshop on "How to Conduct a Literature Review" The workshop provided some strategies and suggestions that undergraduate RAs could use when conducting a literature review.

August 2021

Lauren Boleng's Acceptance Into the McNair Program!

One of our lab's exemplary research assistants, Lauren Boleng, was recently accepted to the McNair Scholars Program at Texas Tech University. Not only that, Lauren also received scholarships from the United Cooperative Services (UCS) and the Biology Department.

Way to go, Lauren!

May 2021

Nguyen Nguyen and Trinh Duong were awarded the
Psi Chi Research Award!

Nguyen Nguyen was working with Trinh Duong on the research project titled "Workplace Discrimination among Midlife Adults with Chronic Pain: The Longitudinal Buffering Effect of Work-to-Family Enrichment" for the Western Psychological Association (WPA) conference this year. Their research was selected to receive a 2021 Psi Chi WPA Regional Research Award! Congratulations, team!

April 2021

Grants & Awards

We are happy to share that Dr. Kim recently received an NSF grant as PI , titled "A digital health diagnostic technology that provides a multilingual, multimodal, and multidimensional pain management tool "

Dr. Kim and her team, Hannah Yoo and Nguyen Nguyen, received the Texas Tech University Health Science Center Presidents' Innovation Award

Congratulations, team!

Hannah Yoo and Nguyen Nguyen were awarded
Texas Tech University Research Grants!

Two of our doctoral advisees, Hannah Yoo and Nguyen Nguyen, received a research grant from Texas Tech University! This grant is designed to recognize and reward outstanding excellence and research amongst TTU students and faculty. Congratulations, Hannah and Nguyen!

March 2021

Dr. Kim was a guest speaker at a panel discussing chronic pain, racial disparities, and healing.

Dr. Kim joined Dr. Murphy-Price and Danielle in a virtual panel to discuss the intersection of artistic practice, racial disparities in pain communication, and healing through community art activities.

December 2020

KIM Lab Members Professional Program Acceptances!

We're excited to announce that three of our undergraduate research advisees were admitted into professional programs beginning in Fall 2021!

Betsaida Delgado will be attending the Texas Tech University School
of Dental Medicine. Congrats, Betsaida!

Sophia Tran will be attending the University of Texas at Houston, College of Optometry! Congratulations, Sophia!

Sarah Hilzendager will be attending the University of Texas at Houston,
College of Pharmacy. C
ongrats, Sarah!

August 2020

Nguyen Nguyen's Admittance into the TTU TEACH Program!

Nguyen Nguyen, our doctoral advisee, was admitted into the competitive TEACH program (Teaching Effectiveness And Career enHancement) at Texas Tech University! The TEACH program, associated with the TTU Graduate School, strives to assist Ph.D. students in further developing their teaching skills and faculty roles. Congratulations, Nguyen!

December 2019

Stephanie's Acceptance into the University of Buffalo!

We are happy to share that Stephanie Scott, our undergraduate research advisee, was admitted into the Public Health PhD. program at the University of Buffalo! Congratulations, Stephanie!

December 2019

Evelyn Silva's Acceptance into the TTUHSC!

We are excited to announce that Evelyn Silva, our undergraduate research advisee, was admitted into the Master of Science program in Healthcare Administration at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center! Congratulations, Evelyn!

May & August 2019

Doctoral Advisee's Awards from the
American Psychological Association!

We are excited to share that two of our doctoral advisees received an award from the American Psychological Association this year!

Jacob Daheim was awarded the Counseling Health Psychology Student Research Award in August.

Nguyen Nguyen was awarded the Travel Award in May.

April 2019

Nguyen's Award from the Western Psychological Association!

We are excited to share that Nguyen Nguyen, our doctoral advisee, received the Student Scholarship Award from the Western Psychological Association. Congratulations, Nguyen!

April 2019

Evelyn's Scholarship from the Department of Biological Sciences!

Evelyn Silva, our undergraduate research advisee, received the Landwer Scholarship from the Texas Tech University Department of Biological Sciences! Congratulations, Evelyn!

April 2019

Betsaida's Award from the URC!

Betsaida Delgado, our undergraduate research advisee, received an award from the 2019 Undergraduate Research Conference at Texas Tech University! This conference is hosted by the TTU Honors College and strives to encourage undergraduate students to get involved in research. Congratulations, Betsaida!

February 2019

Nguyen's Award from the Psi Chi Honor Society!

Nguyen Nguyen, our doctoral advisee, was awarded the Regional Award from the Psi Chi International Honor Society. Congratulations, Nguyen!