UC Merced has been awarded a $3.8 million grant to establish the UC Nicotine and Cannabis Policy Center (NCPC), positioning UC Merced and the San Joaquin Valley region as a leading center for the study of public health and policy matters related to tobacco and marijuana.


Though illustrations have been used to convey ideas and information since before language existed, after Benjamin Franklin published the world’s first editorial cartoon in 1754, comics emerged a distinct avenue for visual storytelling.


The Society of Pediatric Psychology has recognized Professor Deborah Wiebe for her body of research on the psychology of adolescent health.


Distinguished Professor Jan Wallander heads to New Orleans today (April 12) to attend a conference and receive the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Pediatric Medicine and Behavioral Health...


Last month, Psychological Sciences graduate student Arturo Durazo met with California lawmakers to tell them about the exciting research he and others are conducting at UC Merced.


Health psychology professor Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook was one of four speakers who participated in UC Merced's fifth annual symposium on the Child and Family on February 10th, where she presented the latest...


Health psychology Professor Deborah Wiebe is the 2018 recipient of the Dennis Drotar Distinguished Research Award in Pediatric Psychology. This yearly award from the Society of Pediatric Psychology (a division of the American...


Professor Heather Bortfeld recently attended MexNIRS, the first neuroimaging conference on near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) in Mexico. The focus of the conference was "Global NIRS", the potential for NIRS to address issues in underserved and...


Like anyone starting a Ph.D. program, Anna Ankirskaia had her doubts.

But, like anyone who ultimately completes their Ph.D., Ankirskaia had to conduct her own research and get it published. With support from Professor Patricia LiWang in the Quantitative and Systems Biology (QSB) program,...


It’s not easy to be a college student these days.

Rising tuition has made obtaining a degree feel like more of a dream than reality for many students. Yet, now more than ever, a college degree is a prerequisite for even entry-level jobs — the bachelor’s is the new baseline.


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