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Dive into a new webinar on holistic health solutions

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URBANA, Ill. — The University of Illinois, along with the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute, and in collaboration with Illinois Extension, has developed the Community Seminar Series. This program provides an opportunity for the community to learn about current health research, find reliable sources of health information, and engage in direct dialogue with U of I researchers.

Illinois Extension presents Springtime Science 2024, a free weekly series of engaging webinars featuring experts from University of Illinois. Discover holistic solutions to current health challenges, the latest research, and live Q&A sessions. Some in-person sessions are also available.

“Thriving as a webinar series throughout the pandemic, we are incredibly excited to announce our partnership with the McKechnie Family LIFE Home, realizing the original vision of offering in-person sessions,” says Dee Walls, Extension outreach associate. “While maintaining online accessibility, these sessions aim to strengthen community ties with campus researchers and facilities, reinforcing our commitment to the Extension mission and fostering sustained growth in our series.”

Event details

All sessions are presented from Noon to 1 p.m., and topics include:

  • Safeguarding Cognitive Function: Propofol's Neuroprotective Role in Aging Mice Undergoing Surgery on Feb. 28.
  • Spring Forward: Daylight Saving Time's Impact on Health and Well-Being on March 6.
  • Beyond Relationships: Understanding Intimate Partner Violence from a Family Perspective on March 20.
  • To Share or Not to Share: Tackling Milk Waste through School Share Tables on March 27.
  • *Increasing Safety: Developing a Fall Detection Device for Wheelchair and Scooter Users on April 3.
  • *Empowering Independence: Technology Solutions for Older Adults with Vision Impairment on April 10.
  • *Embracing AI: Assistance for Enhanced Living on April 17.

*Also available in person in collaboration with the McKechnie Family LIFE Home located at 75 Bailey Drive, Champaign.

Participation is free, but registration is required at

Continuing education units (CEUs) are available for $20 per session.

For more information or if you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, contact Dee Walls at Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet access needs.

SOURCE: Dee Walls, outreach associate, Illinois Extension

WRITER: Herbert Chavez, media communications coordinator, Illinois Extension

About Extension

Illinois Extension leads public outreach for University of Illinois by translating research into action plans that allow Illinois families, businesses, and community leaders to solve problems, make informed decisions, and adapt to changes and opportunities. Illinois Extension is part of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.