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Video | Discover UC Merced: Emily C. Wilson’s Creativity Meets Research

Ph.D. candidate Emily Wilson discovered her passion for research in the natural sciences as an undergraduate student, fueled by a collaboration with the engineering dean and her powerful creative spirit. Collaborating with a dean – especially an interdisciplinary collaboration, is uncommon on other college campuses, but UC Merced provides the perfect environment for such partnerships and innovation.

Undergrads Get One-of-a-Kind Experience through NanoBIO Program

For the University of California, Merced, students in this year’s nanoBIO internships and research program, working with something extremely small could have huge implications.

“I had no idea nanotechnology could have so many applications in biology,” said John Harvey Paredes, a fourth-year student majoring in materials science. “This internship opened so many doors, so many possibilities.”

Video | Discover UC Merced: Nick Fong

If you're not a student, faculty or staff member here, you don't know UC Merced.

You haven't experienced the excitement of building a university from the ground up, finding strengths you didn't know you had, doing more than you imagined possible, learning more than you ever dreamed possible. Discover UC Merced and discover yourself at UC Merced.

More Discover UC Merced videos will debut in the coming weeks.

Study Looks at Emotion's Role in Chemotherapy Tolerance

How patients perceive and talk about their illnesses can have an impact on how they recover and heal, according to a growing area of health research being furthered by UC Merced health psychology Professor Jitske Tiemensma.

"It should be a team effort to treat a patient. Medical doctors often have no idea about the psychological consequences of disease," she said. "It's really important for them to have close ties to health psychologists."

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