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Other Centers & Institutes

  • "Other" research units do not fit the definition of an Organized Research Unit (ORU), Special Research Program (SRP) or Campus Center, but are similarly interdisciplinary. These units may have been designated as Centers by a sponsoring agency such as the National Science Foundation (NSF) or the National Institutes of Health (NIH), or they may be part of an intercampus-consortium, such as Centers funded by the UC Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives (MRPI) competition.

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      Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

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      Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

      As a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center--the only such center in Orange County and one of fewer than 50 nationwide--the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is distinguished for maintaining the highest possible standards in cancer research, clinical trials, patient care, treatment, prevention and education. In pursuit of its goal to alleviate the burden of cancer on the citizens of Orange County and surrounding areas, the center brings together over 250 physicians and scientists from more than 32 departments across six schools, including the schools of Medicine, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Information & Computer Science, Engineering and Business, to develop new knowledge about the etiology, causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancers.
      • Director:
        Richard Van Etten, PhD, MD
      • Contact:
        Brian McClendon | bmcclend@uci.edu | (714) 456-3628


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      Chemistry at the Space-Time Limit (CaSTL)

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      Chemistry at the Space-Time Limit (CaSTL)

      The mission of the Center for Chemistry at the Space-Time Limit (CaSTL) is to develop the essential science and technology to probe single chemical events in real space and time.  The tools are designed to unravel elementary steps in chemistry, in heterogeneous and nanocatalysis, and in photophysics.  The ultimate aim is to apply such tools to address grand challenges in chemistry.
      • Director:
        V. Ara Apkarian
      • Contact:
        Erika Metz | emetz@uci.edu | (949) 824-4560


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      Conte Center for Brain Programming in Adolescent Vulnerabilities

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      Conte Center for Brain Programming in Adolescent Vulnerabilities

      The Conte Center @ UCI addresses the complex developmental mechanisms contributing to adolescent resilience or vulnerabilities to mental illnesses. It unites researchers from diverse disciplines, including Neuroscience, Computation and Informatics, Human and rodent brain imaging, Developmental Psychology who use cutting edge methods to uncover the contribution of early life experience to brain programming that governs resilience and vulnerability during adolescence.
      • Director:
        Tallie Baram
      • Contact:
        Teresa Marcotte | tmarcott@uci.edu | (949) 824-6478


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      Digital Media and Learning Research Hub

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      Digital Media and Learning Research Hub

      This collaborative blog and curated collection of free and open resources is produced by the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub, whose mission is to advance research in the service of a more equitable, participatory, and effective ecosystem of learning keyed to the digital and networked era. Located at the systemwide University of California Humanities Research Institute and hosted at UC Irvine, all of the Research Hub’s activities -- which include original research, blogs, websites, publications, and an annual conference -- are supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning Initiative.


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      Economic Self-Sufficiency Policy Research Institute (ESSPRI)

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      Economic Self-Sufficiency Policy Research Institute (ESSPRI)

      Established in 2016, the Economic Self-Sufficiency Policy Research Institute (ESSPRI) seeks to improve analysis, formulation and debate on economic policies that encourage economic self-sufficiency, with a focus on policy impact at the state and local levels.
      • Director:
        David Neumark
      • Contact:
        Sylvia Taylor Lotito | slotito@uci.edu | (949) 824-3344


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      Gavin Herbert Eye Institute

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      Gavin Herbert Eye Institute

      At UC Irvine's Gavin Herbert Eye Institute and Department of Ophthalmology, our faculty of internationally recognized physicians, surgeons and scientists provide highly specialized training to future ophthalmologists, access to leading-edge clinical trials as well as sight-saving treatments and therapies for virtually any eye disorder. 
      • Director:
        Roger F. Steinert
      • Contact:
        General Contact | | (949) 824-6211


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      Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter (ICAM)

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      Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter (ICAM)

      It is generally acknowledged that many of the key challenges and opportunities in the study of matter involve understanding complex and collective phenomena. Because these challenges frequently fall at the boundaries between conventional scientific disciplines, there is an urgent need to create new kinds of thinking and institutions capable of exploiting these opportunities. At the core of this new enterprise in the study of matter is the search for an understanding of emergent behavior – phenomena whose ultimate cause involves interactions between many simple units but which cannot be easily predicted from knowledge of the component parts alone. Our shorthand designation for soft, hard, and living matter exhibiting emergent phenomena is complex adaptive matter.
      • Director:
        Daniel L. Cox
      • Co-Director(s):
        Piers Coleman
      • Contact:
        Tom Potters | icamadmin@ucdavis.edu | (530) 752-5561


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      Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research

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      Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research

      The mission of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research (IISBR) (“the Institute”) at UCI is to push the cutting edge of knowledge related to discovery and application of oral fluid as a research and diagnostic specimen.
      • Director:
        Douglas Granger
      • Contact:
        Kelly Henning | kkhennin@uci.edu | (480) 284-7549


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      Memory Prosthetics Multi-Campus Research Programs

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      Memory Prosthetics Multi-Campus Research Programs

      More information and website coming soon.
      • Director:
        Bruce McNaughton


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      National Fuel Cell Research Center

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      National Fuel Cell Research Center

      The goal of the NFCRC is to facilitate and accelerate the development and deployment of fuel cell technology and fuel cell systems; promote strategic alliances to address the market challenges associated with the installation and integration of fuel cell systems; and to educate and develop resources for the various stakeholders in the fuel cell community.
      • Director:
        Scott Samuelsen
      • Contact:
        Will Decker | bwdecker@uci.edu | (949) 824-1999 x11108


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      Neuroscience Imaging Center (NIC)

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      Neuroscience Imaging Center (NIC)

      NIC is a world-class facility, where we do cutting-edge research using state-of-the-art Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners. Because one in four families contains someone diagnosed with a debilitating brain disorder, it becomes imperative that physicians and researchers have effective tools for diagnosis, treatment evaluation, and understanding underlying mechanisms of brain pathology. PET and MRI are such tools that provides a picture of the metabolic activity and structure of the brain. Learning  about the working brain through hypothesis driven research can result in improved treatments for a variety of brain disorders. Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000105 EndHTML:0000000718 StartFragment:0042691788 0ndFragment:0000000000 Because one in four families contains someone diagnosed with a debilitating brain disorder, it becomes imperative that physicians and researchers have effective tools for diagnosis, treatment evaluation, and understanding underlying mechanisms of brain pathology. PET and MRI are such tools that provides a picture of the metabolic activity and structure of the brain. Learning  about the working brain through hypothesis driven research can result in improved treatments for a variety of brain disorders.
      • Director:
        Steven L. Small
      • Contact:
        General Contact | | (949) 824-7872


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      Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center

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      Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center

      The vision of UCI’s Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center (SCRC) is to progress the understanding and therapeutic potential of stem cell science toward the improvement and relief of human disease. Development of SCRC is built upon the campus’s long-standing strengths in neuroscience, developmental biology, and pharmacology, and benefits from faculty collaborations with other UCI Organized Research Units and Centers. Sue and Bill Gross Hall: A CIRM Institute was dedicated in May 2010 and is one of twelve buildings in the state funded by taxpayer support through the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. “Gross Hall” is home to UCI’s world-class faculty, clinicians, and training fellows in stem cell research, and includes a core lab facility outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment critical to human embryonic stem cell research.
      • Director:
        Aileen Anderson (Interim)
      • Contact:
        Randy Berg | stemcell@uci.edu | (949) 824-2487


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      Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine

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      Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine

      The Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at UC Irvine School of Medicine, rated one of the top 50 U.S. medical schools by U.S. News & World Report, is an academic center focused on scientific research and education in complementary and alternative medicine. The center offers alternative treatments such as acupuncture, naturopathy, Chinese herbal medicine, nutritional supplements, a therapeutic lifestyle program and education at our clinic.
      • Director:
        John Longhurst, MD, PhD
      • Contact:
        Administrative Office | sscim@uci.edu | (949) 824-5763


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      UC-Cuba Academic Initiative

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      UC-Cuba Academic Initiative

      The UC-CUBA Multi-Campus Academic Initiative, centered at UC Irvine, was established in 2006 as a grass-roots research effort by faculty members whose work includes Cuba Studies, broadly defined. Participants come from the 9 campuses of the University of California.


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      UC Humanities Network

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      UC Humanities Network

      The Humanities Network is flexible and responsive to the needs of humanities research and humanities researchers. Leveraging the collective and collaborative strengths of UC's ten campuses, while respecting each campus's individual profile, it situates the humanities at the crossroads of important disciplinary and interdisciplinary discussions and debates, while promoting knowledge, discovery, and modes of understanding crucial to California and its local and global communities.
      • Director:
        David Theo Goldberg
      • Contact:
        General Contact | uchri@uci.edu | (949) 824-8180


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      UC Irvine Health Diabetes Center

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      UC Irvine Health Diabetes Center

      As part of Orange County's only university medical center, the diabetes center, led by medical director Dr. Ping H. Wang, has a multidisciplinary team of specialists able to treat the full spectrum of complications that diabetic patients can experience, from vision, vascular and neurological complications to heart and kidney disease.
      • Director:
        Ping H. Wang
      • Contact:
        General Contact | | (949) 824-8656.


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