Message from the Vice President:

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 and Biotechnology encourages, promotes and nurtures the scholarly creativity of our faculty and students by helping to:

I hope that, at the Office of the Vice President for Research & Biotechnology, 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.

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Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research

The Office of the Vice President:

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

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PubMed: Western University of Health Sciences

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Clusters of Research

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




Friday, September 16, 2016 12-1 p.m.

“Renal Tubular Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) is Central to the Development of Hypertension,” A COMP Seminar Series presentation.

COMP Seminar Series

Presented by: Jorge F. Giani, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Location: Compatriot’s Hall, HSC

Contact: Kristine KingBMS Administrative , COMP, (909) 706-3483 or for more information kking@westernu.edu


Feeling Lost?

Need help getting around? Access the 3D map on your smartphone; also, here is a listing of lecture halls. Select campus map and the building you seek just click to get the individual building address number.Assistance to individuals may be available from The Accommodations and Resource Center (AARC).

Two visitor parking lots are listed on the map. If you are lost or need help with a visitor’s parking permit first call security at :+1 (909) 706-3000, who issues permits, or you may also contact our office at (909) 469-5619 for assistance.

Featured Research

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

Page updated 8/26/16