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A Fever in the Dust
Nationally known program Science Friday visited Katrina Hoyer's lab to discuss her efforts in understanding Valley fever
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Novel coronavirus related reports and news
NCPC Director Professor Anna Song is among the HSRI researchers contributing their expertise during the COVID-19 pandemic
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UC Merced Takes Steps to Curtail Spread of COVID-19
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Research Week 2021 - COVID-19
Research Week 2021 - HSRI Presents: COVID-19 Research at UC Merced
Research presentations will be followed by a Q&A panel discussion. To be held where you live, virtually, via Zoom. Registration is free.

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 over 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.

San 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

January 14, 2021

Two new projects designed and led by UC Merced researchers will address challenges facing many Californians — wildfire recovery and agricultural labor — but will also have global reach. Both are...

The scarcity of research on smoking rates among Arab Americans led Ph.D. student Sarah Alnahari to broaden her focus from minority and immigrant health to the social, historical and political contexts pertaining to tobacco control.
December 17, 2020

Public Health doctoral student Sarah Alnahari was awarded a UC Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) Predoctoral Fellowship to continue her community-driven research examining tobacco use...

December 14, 2020

Health psychology Professor Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook and incoming grad student Jessica Marino have a new study suggesting that the breastmilk of mothers who have recovered from COVID-19 contains...

Events and Happenings

Oct
25

California Room

Save the date for the 2019 Valley Fever Summit, featuring the latest news on UC's valley fever research. Attendees will be able to participate in...
Oct
25
This UC-hosted summit will provide an introduction to coccidioidomycosis, or Valley fever, as well as current and future research investments in...
Nov
30

COB 2- 290

HSRI presents the Lyceum Lunchtime Speaker Series throughout Fall 2017 to Spring 2018, with presentations by Graduate Students in health-...
Sep
27

Valley Children's Hospital

HSRI is partnering with Valley Children's Hospital to provide an opportunity for research-related consultation with our biostatistics,...