Chandler Lecture Series: "Forever Young"

Tuesday, 10/4/2022 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Coats Campus Center, Wille Hall

COCC scholar talk to share new science surrounding aging, longevity

The annual Chandler Lecture Series at Central Oregon Community College (COCC) is commencing its fall programming with “Forever Young: What Science is Discovering About Aging and Longevity,” a presentation by Stanford University’s Dr. Jill Helms at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, in Wille Hall on the Bend campus. Tickets to the COCC Foundation event are $10 for in-person attendance and $5 for a livestream link to view remotely. Register and learn more at


Helms, a professor in Stanford’s department of surgery, focuses her research on understanding why healing slows along the aging process. Her laboratory has developed methods to reactivate a patient’s own stem cells for therapeutic intervention in a broad range of conditions affecting bone, cartilage, skin and hair. The event will share the science of those therapeutic strategies and their impact on longevity.


A portion of ticket sales will support the COCC Foundation scholarship fund. All attendees, in-person and virtual, will receive a link to a recording of the event. The event is sponsored by the Associated Students of COCC and the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund.


The Nancy R. Chandler Lecture Series of the COCC Foundation brings renowned speakers, lecturers and experts to the region to deliver broad-based programming on a diverse range of educational and topical subjects. The program was established in 1985 by the late Robert W. Chandler Sr. to honor his wife Nancy.


For more information, contact Charlotte Gilbride, coordinator for the Chandler Lecture Series, at 541-383-7257 or In advance of college events, persons needing accommodation or transportation because of a physical or mobility disability should contact Caitlyn Gardner at 541-383-7237. For accommodation because of other disability, such as hearing impairment, contact disability services at 541-383-7583.

Forever Young