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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

November 28, 2018

Clinicians searching for a new way to identify Valley fever patients who will develop the disease’s worst symptoms will find hope in a new paper by UC Merced Professor Katrina Hoyer . A research...

October 17, 2018

If you’re an American with Internet access, you’ve probably done it. You get a headache, a sniffle or a mystery bruise, and instead of seeing your doctor, you consult “Dr. Google.” According to some...

September 24, 2018

UC Merced psychology Professor Anna Song and biology Professor Jennifer Manilay had a special dinner with UC President Janet Napolitano at her Oakland home recently to honor the faculty members for...

Events and Happenings

Jun
27

UC Merced Campus

The UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium is and annual event where faculty, staff members and students from the departments of bioengineering/...
Mar
29

UC Merced Campus

The campus will be closed Friday, March 29, in observance of Cesar Chavez Day.
Mar
25

UC Merced Campus

Monday, March 25 through Thursday, March 28, followed by the Cesar Chavez holiday on Friday, March 29.
Feb
18

UC Merced Campus

The campus will be closed in observance of Presidents Day on Monday, Feb. 18.