News Release

November 9, 2009

Contact: Chris Kaminski, 860-679-4352

Free Program on Aging and the Immune System December 3

FARMINGTON, CONN. Ė The key to living a longer and healthier life lies in keeping the immune system operating as efficiently and effectively as possible. As individuals grow older, however, their immune system loses its ability to fight off infections. The University of Connecticut Health Centerís Discovery Series will present a program on the effect of aging on the immune system Thursday, December 3

The program is free and starts at 7 p.m. in the UConn Health Centerís Keller Auditorium. To register, call 800-535-6232, or register online at

Guest speaker Dr. William B. Ershler, of the Clinical Research Branch of the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, will address how the immune system changes as an individual ages, the effectiveness of vaccines later in life and ways to boost the immune system.

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