PHILADELPHIA -- Walter
F. Goodman, a renowned American Kennel Club judge and a member of the AKC's Board
of Directors, was honored by the University of Pennsylvania School
of Veterinary Medicine by naming a research center in his honor. The Walter Flato Goodman
Center for Comparative Medical Genetics is dedicated to clinical and basic research on
companion animals with diseases that are counterparts of human
disease. The major emphasis in on inherited disorders.
his long career as a breeder of superb Skye terriers, and now as a
judge of dogs, Walter always put first the health and welfare of
dogs," said Alan M. Kelly, the Gilbert S. Kahn Dean of
Veterinary Medicine at the School. "Naming the center in his
honor reflects his commitment to and passion for canine health."
for many years, has been an ideal volunteer leader for Penn’s
School of Veterinary Medicine. In addition to giving generously of
his time and talent, Walter has made the financial future of the
School a significant personal priority. Recently, he and his
associate, Robert A. Flanders, established two irrevocable trusts
at the Walter Flato Goodman
Center for Comparative Medical Genetics identify and
characterize new models of genetic diseases, investigate
disease-causing genes, study mechanisms of pathology, and develop
novel therapeutic approaches.
F. Goodman joined the School's Board of Overseers in 1986.