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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

Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow Colleen Cheverko's research focuses on the interactions between growth disruptions due to experiences during childhood and subsequent mortality risk as adults.
September 19, 2018

Two of UC Merced’s newest postdoctoral researchers, Colleen Cheverko and Maria-Elena Young, received the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship (CPFP) for 2018-2019. The fellowships, which are for one...

Jaapna Dhillon is UC Merced’s first postdoctoral researcher to receive a Pathway to Independence Award from the National Instit
September 17, 2018

Jaapna Dhillon had no idea that studying how almonds affect health would win her a huge advantage in securing a tenure-track position. But Dhillon just became UC Merced’s first postdoctoral...

September 12, 2018

Even if some members of a goal-driven group don’t seem to work well with others — even if the whole group is extremely frustrated — the group can still compromise and find new ways to produce a...

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.