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Hellman Fellowship Winners
Four of the six winners of the 2019-2020 Hellman Fellowship are HSRI members, read more about their projects. 
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Professor Linda Hirst Awarded BLCS Hilsum Medal
The British Liquid Crystal Society's Cyril Hilsum Medal recognizes Prof. Hirst's contributions to liquid crystal science and technology.
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Welcome HSRI's New Director
Read the welcome letter from HSRI Director Deb Wiebe. 
Academic Senate Honors Faculty for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Service
Of this year’s nine recipients, seven are members of the Health Sciences Research Institute,

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.

Biostatistics and Data Support core

HSRI cores and centers cover a range of health and medical research:

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Featured News

October 7, 2019

UC Merced is offering the opportunity for Valley residents to learn what clinicians and researchers know about Valley fever, an airborne fungal infection that can have serious, even fatal,...

October 7, 2019

Professor Clarissa Nobile has been named the newest Kamangar Family Endowed Chair in Biological Sciences and will be honored at a private ceremony with the donors this fall. “I am so pleased and...

September 26, 2019

A group of physics researchers from UC Merced have revealed that a fluid made from biological molecules found in human cells behaves much like ordinary fluids that are mixed externally, such as paint...

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UC Merced Campus

Final exams will be held Dec. 14 and Dec 16-20.

UC Merced Campus

Administrative offices are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, Nov. 28 and 29.

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For researchers who are about to embark on or in the process of publishing their first works, or for those interested in learning more about the...

UC Merced Campus

Administrative offices closed.