About the Series

The Heart Disease Research Series is a new lecture series at Brandeis University, sponsored by the Dan Getz Endowed Fund for Heart Disease Research, in memory of Dan Getz (1969-2006). The lecture series will provide an opportunity for leading researchers to speak on current and novel approaches for prevention, early detection, and treatment of America’s leading killer.


The Dan Getz Endowed Fund for Heart Disease Research

Back home after a night out at a restaurant in 2006, Dan Getz complained to his wife about suffering from heartburn and back pain. Over the next few hours, the symptoms grew progressively worse yet Dan never attributed them to acute myocardial infarction. By the time the 37-year-old sought medical attention, it was too late; he died of a massive heart attack. Dan left behind a family committed to turning his tragic death into a positive for society.

In Dan’s memory, the family established the Dan Getz Endowed Fund for Heart Disease Research to raise public awareness about the dangers of heart disease, what to do about them, and advances in medical knowledge and treatment. The fund will support a series of annual lectures featuring Brandeis faculty and other leading international researchers discussing prevention, early detection, and treatment of America’s leading killer. This lecture series began in the fall of 2007.


The Web Site

This web site has been developed by Dan's family as another way of remembering him and hopefully contributing to improving the lives of others in his memory.

The web site will initially provide a calendar of upcoming lectures in the series and background information on the speakers with links to their published articles. We hope this web site will become a resource for healthcare professionals and the lay community unable to attend the lecture series or interested in referring to past lectures – with access to slides, relevant articles, additional links and information.

Special thanks to friend and colleague Caroline Wilson for her graphic design!


Donations

Please consider making a donation to the 'Dan Getz Memorial Education Fund'. Your contributions are greatly appreciated. Please make your donation check out to the 'Dan Getz Memorial Education Fund' and address it to:

Lidia Sari Getz
1815 Brisbane Street
Silver Spring, MD 20902-4017

All donations will be put toward supporting college education for Dan's children.