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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. 
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.
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.

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Featured News

July 26, 2019

The School of Natural Sciences has a new associate dean for Academic Programs, founding faculty member Professor Michael Colvin. “With his experience as a researcher and administrator, his...

July 18, 2019

Professor Andy LiWang has accepted an appointment to the National Institutes of Health’s Macromolecular Structure and Function B (MSFB) Study Section Center for Scientific Review. Over his four-year...

Tashelle Wright
July 16, 2019

Fourth-year Public Health doctoral student Tashelle Wright won UC Merced’s first Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) Predoctoral Fellowship to examine tobacco use and oral health...

Events and Happenings


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.

UC Merced Campus

Administrative offices closed.

Leo and Dottie Kolligian Library

Study, research, intern, volunteer and teach… abroad! UC Merced's ninth annual Study Abroad Fair takes place Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m...