Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How are lecturers selected for the series?

Brandeis faculty and the Getz family work together to identify lecturers. Brandeis faculty then act as a liaison and host to invited speakers. Our primary goal is to select speakers who are conducting important research on advances in heart disease prevention and treatment and who are comfortable speaking to a diverse audience that includes research professionals and the lay public.

Q: Can I submit a topic or speaker for consideration as an upcoming lecture?

We are always open to suggestions. In fact, we rely on suggestions from as broad and diverse a community as possible in order to ensure that the Heart Disease Research Series is comprehensive, innovative and practical. Please email us your suggestions at or

Q: Where can I find background material on topics covered in the lectures?

This web site will post the presentation materials along with links to relevant background articles and resources. We also provide links to the many web sites containing information about heart disease causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention.

Q: How can I reach the lecturers to ask them questions about their research?

The best way to reach a lecturer is to attend their presentation. Every lecturer will provide a question and answer period for the benefit of people in the audience. If you are unable to attend a lecture, please email us at either or and we will forward your messages to the lecturers.

Q: Where are the lectures held and how do I get there?

The lectures will be held in Gerstenzang 121 at the Gerstenzang Science Library on the Brandeis University campus. You can reach the campus by car and by public transportation. Call the Library (781) 736-4728 for further information.

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Q: How can I make a donation to the 'Dan Getz Memorial Education Fund'?

Thanks for asking! 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

Your contributions are greatly appreciated. All donations will be put toward supporting college education for Dan's children.