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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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Categories of Research

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

  1. Integrative Neurobiology
  2. Molecular and Metabolic Disease
  3. Infectious Diseases and Immunology
  4. Evolutionary Biology
  5. Lifestyle Medicine (more coming soon….)

Five Groups of Research


EventsVarious colleges’ research events may be found in the calendar. (Please contact sdominguez@westernu.edu to add items to the events calendar.)

Thursday May 28, 12 to 1 p.m.

Dr. Pumerantz Remembers

Location: Heath Education Center Lecture Hall II. Streaming alsoDr. Pumerantz will share fond memories and stories that filled his 38-year journey as President of Western University of Health Sciences.

Wednesday June 24, 2015 3 to 6 p.m.

2nd Annual WesternU Research Mixer: Bringing Ideas Together*

Location: Pumerantz library. If you would like to display your research poster, or, to RSVP, please contact Rudy Barreras at rbarreras@westernu.edu or call extension 5476 by June 17, 2015

 *co-sponsored by the Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library and The Office of Research & Biotechnology

Feeling Lost?

Need help getting around? Access the 3D map on your smartphone. Select campus map and the building you seek. 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

Venketaraman Lab Pic

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

Site updated 5/27/2015