Learn more about Dr. VyasOffice of Research

Eldo Frezza, MD, MBA, FACS [Bio]
Assistant Dean of Research

Welcome to the Office of Research at California Northstate University College of Medicine (CNUCOM). Our mission is dedicated to cultivating a dynamic academic environment characterized by collaboration, innovation, and creativity.

A medical education program is most successful when there is an environment that fosters and promotes the student’s desire to intellectually challenge themselves and their inquisitive spirit by providing sufficient opportunities, encouragement, and support in their scholarly activities.


Following the LCME survey visit in 2021, CNUCOM has made significant enhancements to facilities and equipment, providing more opportunities for basic science and applied research for both students and faculty. Initial investments in infrastructure since the survey visit focused on the areas of cell biology, virology, translational research, 3-D printing applications, animal facilities, simulation, and anatomy.

Intramural Seed Grants

We restarted the intramural grants originally introduced in 2018, increasing amount each year, for faculties to aid in establishing their research projects with CNUCOM students. Many of our students have published articles alongside our faculty utilizing the intramural grants.

CNUCOM continuously collaborates with other medical centers throughout the greater Sacramento County and Northern California to provide our students with various opportunities for research and scholarly achievements.