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FAU’s Frontiers in Science Public Lecture Series Hosts ‘Acute Heart Attack: 101’

BOCA RATON, FL (March 7,   2008) – Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science will continue its 2008 Spring Frontiers in Science public lecture series with ”Acute Heart Attack:101.”  This presentation will be given by Dr. Ira J Gelb, M.D., clinical professor and director of clinical programs in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science at FAU. The lecture will take place on Thursday, March 13 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 126 in the Charles E. Schmidt Biomedical Science Center, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.   

“Patient care is a dual responsibility of both the doctor and patient,” said Gelb.   “Compliance is a must.   There are still 700,000 deaths a year from cardiovascular events, and 50 percent of heart attack patients die before reaching the hospital.”  

Gelb will focus on early recognition of the signs of an impending coronary event and will present education on preventive measures to avoid such an event.

Gelb, whose specialty is cardiovascular disease, holds professorship appointments at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.  

This lecture is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and supported by FAU’s Lifelong Learning Society Endowed Professorship.

 The reception that follows the program is made possible by the Warren Lloyd Holtzman Seed Grant, a component of the Community Foundation of the New River Valley.

For more information, contact Patsy Jones at 561-297-1307 or


Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 26,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses strategically located along 150 miles of Florida's southeastern coastline. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts 10  colleges:  College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the Barry Kaye College of Business, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & Computer Science, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Graduate College,  the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.   

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