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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
Read more about campus efforts by clicking here or the resources link above.
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Faculty Funding Success Initiative
The inaugural cohort of faculty fellows learned proven tools to communicate their goals and secure research funding. 
2020 Hellman Fellowship Winners
Three of the four recipients are HSRI members, will now be part of Society of Hellman Fellows starting in 2021. 

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

November 24, 2020

About 35 percent of Americans have metabolic syndrome, a group of risk factors that raises the risk of cardiovascular disease — the leading cause of death in the United States. If you have three of...

November 18, 2020

About 70 percent of people with COVID-19 suddenly lose their sense of smell, although fewer of them seem to realize it, according to a new “living analysis” by a research team that includes a UC...

Professors Nancy Burke and Whitney Pirtle are the two newest MacArthur Foundation chairs at UC Merced.
November 9, 2020

Two female faculty members of UC Merced’s School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts (SSHA) have been named the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation chairs, making four prestigious...

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,...