1997 Norman J Field Lecture in Science


Dr. Joe A. Vinson

Professor of Chemistry

University of Scranton

Thursday, 16 October 1997

7:30 pm

Young Auditorium, Bey Hall

Monmouth Univeristy

Cedar and Norwood Avenues

West Long Branch, NJ


Refreshments and informal discussion will follow the lecture

Free and Open to the Public

The association of dietary fats and body cholesterol is a controversial subject under intensive current investigation. Advances in scientific understanding have now provided a link between cholesterol and heart disease. What is this substance that so directly affects us in such a basic way, and how does it work? And why is some cholesterol considered "good", while we generally view cholesterol as something "bad", to be avoided? The properties of cholesterol and the nature of atherosclerosis will be discussed. Risk factors for heart disease will be outlined. Factors affecting body cholesterol including diet, exercise, and drugs will be discussed so that intelligent decisions can be made to lower the risk of heart disease.

Dr. Joe Vinson is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Scranton. He has lectured throughout the country on the subjects of cholesterol and atherosclerosis, as well as other current topics in biochemistry. His recent research projects include animal and human cholesterol studies, and studies on the effects of vitamins and natural antioxidants on heart disease. Dr. Vinson has been named to the American Chemical Society's prestigious National Speakers List.

The Norman J Field Lectures in Science were established in 1991 in memory of Dr. Norman J Field, and are cosponsored by the Monmouth County Section of the American Chemical Society, the Monmouth Junior Science Symposium, the Friends of the Monmouth County Library Association, the Monmouth County School Boards Association, and by the Rutgers University Chapter of Sigma Xi, an international scientific research society. Dr. Field was widely recognized for his contributions in the area of public education. He maintained a lifelong personal and professional interest in scientific issues. It is hoped that this lecture series will serve to promote similar interest in science and science education among both younger and older members of the community.

For additional information please contact:

Ken Field


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