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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. 
Grad Students Can Now Join HSRI!
HSRI encourages any graduate student doing health related research to join us as a 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 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.

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

May 14, 2020

UC Merced professors are leading or participating in four technology projects designed to mitigate the COVID-19 crisis. The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (...

May 4, 2020

A UC Merced researcher and her lab have unlocked one of the mysteries that could lead to treatments — or even cures — for prion diseases in mammals. Prion diseases are a family of rare, progressive...

April 2, 2020
Smokers and former smokers are not only more susceptible to COVID-19, they are far more likely to see their conditions worsen over time and to require intensive respiratory assistance, according to a...

Events and Happenings


UC Merced Campus

Summer Session C is a six-week session that begins July 6 and ends Aug. 14.

UC Merced Campus

Summer Session B is an eight-week session that begins June 22 and ends Aug. 14.

Off Campus

Please join us from the comfort of your home for the upcoming information session on June 3, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. to learn more about the one-year...

Downtown Campus Center, 105/106

If you've considered teaching K-12 but think you have to hold a baccalaureate in education to do so, here's some great news: You can hold a degree...