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Senior Says Research ‘Set Me Apart’ When Applying for Grad School

Lora DohertyLora Doherty, a senior in therapeutic recreation, has been researching how camps can help children in military families cope with a parent’s deployment.

Doherty, of Knoxville, is among 1,400 UT undergraduates involved in research. Between 2015 and 2016 the number of UT undergraduates doing research more than doubled and the number of faculty mentors increased 87 percent.The research not only deepened her understanding of coursework but also gave her a leg up on other applicants when applying to graduate school.

With her father, Thomas Doherty, being a UT veterinary medicine professor, Lora Doherty spent plenty of time on campus as a child and was always intrigued by the research posters she saw in the hallways.

Now she’s the researcher.

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