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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

September 16, 2020

Everyone will have opportunities to learn about collaborative research at the intersections of COVID-19 and topics related to the environment, health and equity through a series of online conference...

September 16, 2020

Researchers at the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute at the University of California have launched a new public-private pilot...

August 27, 2020

Shaina Santa Cruz, a graduate student in the Public Health Graduate Program, was awarded the Central California Asian Pacific Women (CCAPW) scholarship. The scholarship provides financial assistance...

Events and Happenings

Aug
25

Off Campus, Online via Zoom

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...
Jul
06

UC Merced Campus

Summer Session C is a six-week session that begins July 6 and ends Aug. 14.
Jun
22

UC Merced Campus

Summer Session B is an eight-week session that begins June 22 and ends Aug. 14.
May
26

UC Merced Campus

Summer session A is a six-week session that begins May 25 and runs through July 2.