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Welcome Message


Message from the Vice President:

Steven J. Henriksen, PhD

Steven J. Henriksen PhD

Steven J. Henriksen PhD, Vice President for Research and Biotechnology


Scientific research and other scholarly endeavors are the intellectual foundation of all great universities. The Office of the Vice President for Research at Western University encourages, promotes and nurtures the scholarly creativity of our faculty and students by helping to:

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About research in the colleges


Support research at WesternU

History of Research at WesternU

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WesternU Ventures

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Financial Conflicts of Interest


The Office of the Vice President:

  • Supervises the effective administration of sponsored programs
  • Serves as the University’s advocate and spokesperson on research issues


Categories of Research

All of the research done at Western University of Health Sciences falls within these clusters:


Five Groups of Research


Featured Research

We feature members of faculty at our Spotlight on Research, but exploring the individual college’s websites will reveal much more research than we can contain in these pages.

If you’re looking for our experts, try this list of faculty or search the expert database.  The former opens a PDF listing of faculty and area of research. To save the file, right click the link (control-click on a Mac) and choose “save as” . To search within the PDF, hit “control + F” and type your search term and hit the “enter” key.

The list of the topics of expertise that the faculty researchers possess is a listing of teaching and research areas of expertise that exist at Western University of Health Sciences. The topic list may be used to help locate faculty specializing in a particular area of research.

Laboratories and Groups:

New faculty or student researchers may find the Center for Academic and Professional Excellence to be of particular service as they begin–or continue– their research.

I hope that, at the Office of the Vice President of Research, we can be of personal assistance to you as you seek research opportunities and collaborations. Although I might at times find myself scheduled to numerous meetings outside of my control, please know that my door is almost always open. I welcome your visit to my office in The University Research Center (URC). Susan Dominguez and I are in the first office on the left of the URC.

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