Claude Pepper

CHiLLi Consortium was started at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, in collaboration with other UA Health Science Colleges and partners from the UA main campus, in late spring, 2017. It has been modeled according to the NIA Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers, to specifically promote independence and resilience, improve health outcomes and reduce disparities for older adults experiencing late-life injury.

CHiLLi project process chart



  • 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 clinical areas