Jay I Goodman is the recipient of the Society of Toxicology (SOT) 2014 Merit Award. Dr. Goodman is a Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and the Center for Environmental Toxicology, Michigan State University. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences (ATS) and a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (ABT). His research interests are focused on discerning epigenetic mechanisms underlying carcinogenesis and other chemical-induced toxicities,and testing the hypothesis that the capacity to maintain the normal epigenetic status is related inversely to susceptibility to carcinogenesis.
Extensively involved in the training of the next generation of toxicologists, scientists, and physicians, Dr. Goodman has served as a mentor and advisor for many PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. He chaired his Department’s Graduate Committee from 1979–1997 and served as the Interim Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Michigan State University from 2001–2002.
Dr. Goodman has received numerous awards for his scientific achievements, including the Distinguished Alumnus Award, Doctoral Program in Pharmacology, University of Michigan; the John Barnes Prize Lecture, British Toxicology Society; and the George H. Scott Memorial Award from the Toxicology Forum, among others. He also is the first American to serve on a EUROTOX committee.
Dr. Goodman has participated actively on numerous SOT Committees and Task Forces including the Awards, Nominating, and Scientifc Program Committees, and in SOT leadership as President of the Michigan Regional Chapter, SOT Secretary, and 1999–2000 SOT President. He has published more than 125 peer–reviewed manuscripts, given numerous invited presentations both nationally and internationally, and has participated on review panels and advisory boards for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Science Foundation (NSF), National Toxicology Program (NTP), US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He also has served on the board of directors of ABT. ATS, and the International Life Sciences Institute, Health and Environmental Sciences Institute. Dr. Goodman continues to serve on editorial boards and as an advisor on toxicologic issues.
The Society is pleased to present Dr. Goodman with the 2014 Merit Award.