The CHiiLi Project

A cross-campus, interdisciplinary aging-related research program to promote resilience, improve health outcomes and reduce disparities for older adults.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson and University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS) have prioritized key research themes for an Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC). These themes center around rescue and recovery from injury and infection, and include underserved populations and health disparities. 


  • Advance the science of rescue and recovery in the areas of injury and infection
  • Train junior clinical investigators and bench scientists through interdisciplinary pilot and career development grants
  • Implement comprehensive aging-related research education in basic, translational and clincal areas


2019 Resilience & Independence in Aging Seminar Series

12:00 - 1:00 PM
Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch Building, Room 103

March, 12, 2019
Yale School of Medicine

Title: "Our Grandparents, Our Parents, Our Future Selves: Optimizing Function in Old Age"






April 9, 2019

Ann Skulas-RayAnn Skulas-Ray, PhD
Assistsant Professor, Nutritional Sciences

Title: "Pro-resolving Lipid Mediators as Biomarkers of Physiological Resilience in Aging"




Mohab Ibrahim, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology

Title: "Using Green Light Therapy for Chronic Pain, an Update"





Presented by University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, College of Public Heath, & BIO5 Institute


Current Projects

  • Clinical and Immunological Predictors of Frailty in Geriatric Survivors of Septic Shock
    Christian Bime, MD, MSC
  • Green Light Therapy for Chronic Pain
    Mohab M. Ibrahim, PhD, MD
  • Improving Post-Operative Outcomes in Older Adults Undergoing Traumatic Emergency Major Abdominal Surgical Procedures
    Nima Toosizadeh, PhD
  • Lipidomics of Frailty and Immune Mediate Resilience in Older Adults
    Ann Skulas-Ray, PhD

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