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Welcome to the website of the RCMAR Center for Health Improvement of Minority Elderly (CHIME)

The Center for Health Improvement for Minority Elderly (CHIME) is a Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) funded by the National Institute of Health/National Institute of Aging (NIH/NIA). CHIME is housed in the UCLA Department of Medicine.

As Program Director of CHIME, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our home on the Internet. Whether you are looking for specific information or simply want to learn more about the field of healthcare among minority elders, I hope that you will find this website both interesting and informative.

Working alongside our sister RCMAR centers, our mission is to help reduce health disparities between minority and non-minority older adults. The focus of our work at CHIME is on training and mentorship of minority junior-level faculty who will advance their career by conducting research on minority elders.

The information on this website will be updated regularly, offering you relevant and important information about the research our faculty and pilot-study funded scholars are conducting on minority elders. I encourage you to browse the site and to visit it often.

Carol M. Mangione, MD, MSPH

Program Director


Photo Gallery of RCMAR CHIME Affiliates


Dr. Steven Teutsch and Dr. Keith Norris Dr. Steven Teutsch and Dr. Keith Norris Sophia Guel-Valenzuela, Dr. Homero del Pino and Dr. Mignon Moore Dr. Carol Mangione and Dr. Carl Hill Dr. Homero del Pino and Dr. Nina Harawa Dr. Lisbeth Nielsen and Dr. Eliseo Perez-Estable Sophia Guel-Valenzuela and Dr. Kenrik Duru Dr. Carol Mangione, Dr. Mignon Moore and Dr. Woodrow Myers Dr. Alison Moore and Dr. Mignon Moore Dr. Chandra Ford Dr. Arleen Brown Dr. Chandra Ford Dr. Adriana Izquierdo, Dr. Sylvia Paz and Dr. Nazleen Bharmal RCMAR Directors Dr. Gene Washington Dr. Sarah E. Choi Dr. Janet Frank Dr. Luisa Blanco Dr. Adriana Izquierdo Dr. Keith Norris and Loretta Jones Dr. Gerardo Moreno Dr. Mignon R. Moore and Dr. Ron Andersen Dr. Ron Hays, Dr. Carolyn Mendez-Luck and Dr. Alison Moore Dr. Carol Mangione and Dr. Arleen Brown Dr. Catherine Sarkisian, Dr. Alison Moore and Dr. Gerardo Moreno Dr. Sylvia Paz and Dr. Marie Fongwa