Dr. Phil Goodman
Dr. Phil Goodman, professor of internal medicine, died unexpectedly Aug. 18, 2010 from a heart attack. He was 55. He was born in Chicago, Ill. Dec. 24, 1954 to Leonard and Sydelle Goodman.
He graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a
bachelor’s in biology and physics. He attended medical school
and completed his internal medicine residency there, as well.
In 1983, he began his long career as a researcher and
teacher with the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He
completed his master’s in statistics from University of Michigan
School of Public Health in 1988. As a Robert Wood Johnson
fellow, he served as a health policy adviser in the U.S. Senate in
1989. He was appointed to a full professorship at the University
in 1995. He completed a fellowship in neuroscience at the
Institute for Neuroinformatics at UZ/ETH, Zurich, Switzerland in
1997. His research over the years was primarily concerned with
illuminating the neuronal basis for human cognition.
His marriage to Nancy Brick in 1982 marked the beginning
of a long and loving partnership. Their two daughters, Sara and
Anne, were the center of their world.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughters, Sara and Anne; mother, Sydelle; sisters, Lauri (Robert), Jeri (Mike) and Susy (Tom); father-in-law, Isidore; sister-in-law, Marilyn (Kyle); as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.