Walter F. Goodman Honored
Monday, October 20, 2003
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.
Penn's School of Veterinary Medicine is one of the world's premier veterinary schools. Founded in 1884, the School was built on the concept of Many Species, One Medicine. The birthplace of veterinary specialties, the School serves a distinctly diverse array of animal patients, from pets to horses to farm animals at our two campuses. In Philadelphia, on Penn's campus, are the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital for companion animals, as well as classrooms, laboratories and the School's administrative offices. The large-animal facility, New Bolton Center, in Kennett Square, Pa., encompasses hospital facilities for the care of horses and food animals as well as diagnostic laboratories serving the agriculture industry. The School has successfully integrated scholarship and scientific discovery with all aspects of veterinary medical education.
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