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A first-of-its-kind health sciences enterprise

UCI’s Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences is translating our tripartite mission to "discover, teach, heal," into the diverse healthcare workforce of the future and groundbreaking scientific discoveries. Creating a first-of-its-kind alliance across health disciplines, the college comprises the School of Medicine, the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing, the recently-launched School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, the future School of Population & Public Health (scheduled to be accredited in 2021), the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute, and research units focused on cancer, clinical translational science, precision health, and stem cells. In robust synergy with UCI Health, the only academic health system in Orange County, UCI is transforming education, discovery, and patient care to benefit the region, state, and nation. 

Together, the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences and UCI Health form UCI Health Affairs, led by Vice Chancellor Steve Goldstein, MA, MD, PhD, FAAP. 

UCI Health Affairs

Constructing a health sciences complex

The University of California, Irvine began construction in February 2020 on a landmark 9-acre health sciences complex that promises to be a national showcase for integrative health patient care, training and research. The site – on the corner of Bison and California avenues adjacent to the UCI Research Park – will include a state-of-the-art, five-story-level, 108,200-square-foot building for the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences Building and an adjoining four-story-level, 71,500-square-foot building for the Sue and Bill Gross Nursing & Health Sciences Hall.

Rendering of New Building 

Historical timeline

For 50 years, the University of California, Irvine has been a national and regional leader in the health sciences. From its early dayswhen the medical school came to campus and a medical center was acquiredto today's Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences, with its world-class programs and facilities, UCI has been dedicated to training new generations of physicians and nurses, conducting breakthrough research and providing the finest patient care.

Historical Timeline