UC launches immigrant health research center
University of California researchers from Davis and Berkeley on Wednesday unveiled a center dedicated to immigrant health issues.
The Migration and Health Research Center is the first academic organization to focus on the illnesses and injuries among immigrants, said Marc Schenker, the center's director and a UC Davis Department of Public Health Sciences professor.
The Sacramento region's diversity makes it the ideal place to conduct research, officials said. "Sacramento has been labeled the most integrated city in the country," said Barry Klein, UC Davis' vice chancellor for research.
Immigrants worldwide are vulnerable to a host of health issues stemming from economic and cultural inequities, and improving their health plays a pivotal role in raising a region's overall quality of life, Schenker said.
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