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ICYMI: The Community Seminar Series - A Model for Communicating Reliable Health Information to the Public


Thank you to Dee Walls and Maxwell Wallace from the University of Illinois for leading a webinar last week on the Community Seminar Series. The Community Seminar Series (CSS) is a collaboration between the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute (IHSI) and Illinois Extension that began in March 2020. It serves as a platform for graduate and postdoc students to share their health research with community members, faculty, and healthcare professionals. During this presentation, Dee Walls, Extension Outreach Associate and Max Wallace, Graduate Coordinator at IHSI detailed how this program functions, the purpose it serves, and what has been accomplished with the program over the past ten series of seminars.  

To register for their series, visit their website at

If you missed it and would like to check out the recording, it is embedded below:

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