Our Mission

We are dedicated to improving the quality of life of the Chinese population through education, research, and sustainable community-engagement in the greater Chicago area and beyond. We aim to foster and support the development of research programs across a broad spectrum of disciplines that will provide solutions to the problems associated with aging at the level of the individual, the community, and the population. Special emphasis is placed on multidisciplinary efforts that harness the available resources in the Chinese community centers and Rush University Medical Center. The goal of this community-academic partnership is to reciprocally transfer expertise between community and academic institutions, in order to synergistically improve the health and well-being of Chinese population.