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Dr. Keith Norris, CHIME Director of the Research and Education Core, and Dr. Bruce Ovbiagele (CHIME 2006-07) were elected into the National Academy of Medicine

  • Keith C. Norris, MD, PhD, professor and executive vice chair for equity, diversity and inclusion in the Department of Medicine. He is co-director of the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s community engagement research program.

    Norris was recognized for “making substantive intellectual, scientific, and policy contributions to the areas of chronic kidney disease and health disparities in under-resourced minority communities; developing transformative methods for community-partnered research; and developing and implementing innovative programs that have successfully increased diversity in the biomedical/health workforce.”

    “I am honored to be elected into the National Academy of Medicine,” he said. “This would not have been possible without the many outstanding colleagues and collaborators who inspire me every day to advance health equity and center my work on marginalized communities that our nation has left behind.”


  • Bruce Ovbiagele, MD, MSc, MAS, MBA, MLS, professor of neurology and associate dean, University of California, San Francisco; and chief of staff, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System. For leading several pioneering National Institutes of Health-funded research programs addressing the burden of stroke in vulnerable populations (racial and ethnic minorities, the socioeconomically disadvantaged, the uninsured, and rural dwellers) in the U.S. and Africa, as well as creating transformative NIH-supported training initiatives in both regions targeting individuals who are underrepresented in medicine and science.