Lincoln Memorial University Partnership

Lincoln Memorial University Partnership

Lincoln Memorial University Partnership

The Gluck Equine Research Center offers a collaborative summer program with Lincoln Memorial University (LMU). This program allows LMU veterinary students to work alongside equine researchers and work in the UK Veterinary Diagnostic Lab.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Emma Adam


Q&A for LMU Students

No, you do not need any research or lab experience to participate in the program.

The application process is very informal. Once you have identified a project or a mentor you wish to work with contact the mentor directly or contact Dr Emma Adam ( to be put in touch with them. You can explore more than one research area and chat with more than one mentor before you chose what project or area you wish to commit.

Once you have been accepted for a summer project your UK research mentor will make the necessary arrangements, but please also send an email to Dr Emma Adam ( to let her know your mentor's name and that you have arranged a summer project with them.

Our faculty will be sharing with you in the near future a list of possible projects for the coming summer. However, these are often only a small number of possibilities that exist and so please reach out to our faculty mentors to explore what they may have going on with their research. What is going on in a research group can change fast and new opportunities and projects develop all the time.

Projects can start soon after your spring semester finishes but start dates vary and are arranged in discussion with your UK research mentor. Other commitments such as family vacations or celebrations should also be discussed and taken into consideration when planning the project.

This is varies and is something that between you and your UK research mentor is usually worked out when you discuss the project or early on in the process. We all understand that "life happens" and while we make plans as best as possible, they can typically be adapted.

Yes, you will receive a $5000 stipend for your own personal use.

The length of your individual research program will be mutually agreed upon between you and your research mentor and it will be custom tailored to fit your schedule and research area.

To gain research experience and exposure to different aspects of veterinary science. You and your mentor will generate a poster describing the work you did or were involved with during the summer. This poster will be presented at LMU Research Day.

The University of Kentucky will not provide you housing, but there are many resources available to help you find a place to stay. Former summer students have described it being extremely easy to find a place to rent for the summer. Websites like and Facebook groups like University of Kentucky Off-Campus Housing Subleasing can help you find apartments or houses to rent or sublease during your summer program.

Yes, you need to be a veterinary student at Lincoln Memorial University.

Contact Information

Dr. Dan Howe
Interim Director, Gluck Equine Research Center

437 Gluck Equine Research Center 1400 Nicholasville Rd. Lexington, KY 40546-0099

(859) 218-1113