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Nov. 21, 2006

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute/UIAA Program On Aging Will Be Dec. 5 In Davenport

The University of Iowa Alumni Association and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UI Center on Aging will host a public presentation on current research on the aging process at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the River Center, 136 E. 3rd St. in Davenport.

The presentation, "A 'Radical' View of the Science of Aging," will be preceded by a reception beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Admission is free to all UI Alumni Association members and $5 at the door for the public. Interested persons are encouraged to contact the UI Alumni Association online by Dec. 1 at, or by calling toll free 1-800-469-2586.

Kevin Kregel, Ph.D., professor of integrative physiology in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will deliver the presentation. Kregel will discuss how free radicals and antioxidants impact age-related processes and explore scientists' quest for extending lifespan and improving quality of life. Kregel holds a secondary academic appointment in the Free Radical and Radiation Biology Program in the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology.

The Dec. 5 event is part of the Lifelong Learning series sponsored by the UI Alumni Association and developed in partnership with UI colleges and departments. The series features UI faculty and staff who share their expertise with alumni and friends of the university at events held in cities across Iowa. Visit the UI Alumni Association online at

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UI is a program of the Center on Aging and is affiliated with the national network of Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes, designated and funded by the Bernard Osher Foundation of San Francisco. There are currently 93 Osher institutes in 39 states. For more information, visit

The UI Center on Aging fosters and supports interdisciplinary research, education and service throughout the campus and state to improve understanding of the aging process and the health and wellbeing of older people. For more information, visit

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5139 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

MEDIA CONTACT: David Pedersen, 319-335-8032,