Research Units - Centers of Excellence

The Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific (WERI) � conducts research on freshwater resources. Rated among the top six out of 54 similar programs nation-wide.

The Micronesian Language Institute � research, teaching and service on the indigenous languages in the region.

The Richard F. Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center (MARC) � thousands of photographs and documents from the Spanish Era and regional sources.

Micronesian Health and Aging Studies Institute � studies Lytico-Bodig and neurological diseases on Guam.

The Center of Excellence for Chamorro Language and Culture � contributes to the preservation, maintenance and advancement of Chamorro language and culture.

The Marine Laboratory � conducts research that protects Guam�s and the region�s coral reefs.

Western Pacific Tropical Research Center - serves a broad range of stakeholders through its agriculture and environmental research.

The Cancer Research Center � the Cancer Research Center�s focus is to increase the number of minority scientists, increase cancer research capabilities at UOG, and to reduce the impact of cancer on Guam�s population, among other objectives.

The Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service � builds partnerships and pathways to enhance, improve and support the quality of life of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families on Guam and throughout the Western Pacific.