In 1997, the National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health established the Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) initiative as part of the effort to reduce health disparities between minority and non-minority older adults. The Center for Health Improvement for Minority Elderly (CHIME) is housed in the UCLA Department of Medicine. Working alongside other RCMAR centers, the focus of CHIME is on training and mentorship of minority junior-level faculty who will advance their career by conducting research on minority elders. RCMAR provides a basis for developing innovative approaches for diversifying the translational science workforce of the CTSI. Since 2012, CHIME and the CTSI have co-funded 32 pilot awards for underrepresented minority faculty and jointly provided educational, research and career development support. As CTSI awardees, these faculty have access to all educational opportunities through the KL2 and other educational programs. 

For more information, please visit the CHIME site.

Last updated
January 3, 2023