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Dr Anna Song NCPC UC Merced
$3.8 million TRDRP Grant Awarded to Dr. Anna Song and Colleagues
The Award will Fund the UC Merced Nicotine and Cannabis Policy Center on Campus.
Dr. Katrina Hoyer UC Merced HSRI
“Killer” Cells Accelerate Progress of Autoimmune Disease
A new study, led by Quantitative and Systems Biology graduate student Kristen Valentine and UC Merced Professor Katrina Hoyer, published in The Journal of Immunology shows that misbehaving "Killer" cells play a major role in autoimmune disease.
Dr. Fabian Filipp Cancer Research Melanoma UC Merced
Unprecedented Melanoma Study Maps Cancer Drivers
Dr. Fabian Filipp makes important discovery in understanding and treating cancer.
Find Out How Our New Biostatistics & Data Support Core Can Help!
HSRI graduate students
HSRI now offers Graduate Student Memberships
Follow link for application to become an HSRI Graduate Student Member

Health Sciences Research Institute at UC Merced

The Health Sciences Research Institute (HSRI) was established in May 2012 as the second Organized Research Unit at UC Merced and is the University's focal point for health and medical research.

With 100 faculty members across UC Merced's three schools (Engineering, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences, Humanities & Arts), HSRI aims to foster world-renowned researchers through its work to improve the health of the people in the San Joaquin Valley and beyond.

HSRI members are also engaged in translational research, evaluation and effectiveness research, and public health systems and services research.

California map with San Joaquin Valley insetSan Joaquin Valley regional health issues include asthma, valley fever (coccidioidomycosis), obesity, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, heart disease, risky teen behaviors, teen tobacco use, sexually transmitted diseases, hepatitis, and many others.

The opportunities to address the growing and complex health issues of the San Joaquin Valley and beyond require inter- and multidisciplinary teams.

HSRI’s collaborative multidisciplinary research clusters and community emphasis provide an opportunity to rapidly develop, test, and disseminate new ways of improving health and delivering healthcare.

This will help establish UC Merced as a world-renowned research university while improving the health of the people in the San Joaquin Valley.

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Featured News

Almonds overflowing from a white bowl.
August 16, 2018

Independence: It’s what many students value most about the transition to college life. But the freedom to make decisions without interference from parents can lead to unhealthy eating habits. There’s...

A woman holds a broken cigarette in her hands
July 23, 2018

UC Merced has been awarded a $3.8 million grant to establish the UC Nicotine and Cannabis Policy Center (NCPC), positioning UC Merced and the San Joaquin Valley region as a leading center for the...

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July 3, 2018

UC Merced’s efforts to make science education more inclusive were recently given a huge boost after the campus was awarded its first Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) grant, an impressive mark...

Events and Happenings

Nov
27

Leo and Dottie Kolligian Library, 362

Are you considering study abroad but not sure where to start? Come to this information session led by a study abroad advisor to learn more about the...
Nov
14

Leo and Dottie Kolligian Library, 362

Are you considering study abroad but not sure where to start? Come to this information session led by a study abroad advisor to learn more about the...
Nov
09

Leo and Dottie Kolligian Library, 101

Have questions about study abroad? Come discuss your options with a study abroad advisor during drop-in advising over a cup of coffee.
Nov
04

Bobcat Field

UC Merced Women's Volleyball hosts Simpson University on senior night. Cross Country seniors will also be honored prior to the game.