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In Remembrance
Dr. Malcolm S. Brodwick
J Levy & Termini Funeral Home

Malcolm S. BrodwickMalcolm S. Brodwick, 66, died unexpectedly at his Galveston residence on March 16, 2011. Dr. Brodwick, a biophysicist, was an Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Cell Physiology, at UTMB. A Los Angeles native, he studied at the University of California-Berkeley and San Fernando Valley State College (B.A., 1967.) After earning his Ph.D. at UCLA (1972), he did two years of post-doctoral work at Duke University. His most recent scientific work involves applications of nanotechnology to the mechanisms of neurotransmission.

A man of wide-ranging interests, a sharp and delightful wit, great vitality, and burgeoning curiosity, Dr. Brodwick was a poet, a musician, a composer, and so deft a linguist that a late-life study of Japanese soon found him capable of delivering scientific addresses in that language. He has lectured on everything from East Asian art to various forms of music. He was currently teaching a course at Osher Livelong Learning Institute at UTMB on 20th century music and working on a book of his poetry. One of his proudest achievements was the production of a critically acclaimed movie.

Academically, he served as co-director of the second-year Cardiovascular-Pulmonary course at UTMB and was interested in perfecting our understanding of the effectiveness of medical education nationally. He was involved, from its inception, with the Galveston Artists Guild and was responsible for much of its work in education in musical forms and in the performance of New Music.

Dr. Brodwick is survived by his wife Marilyn. They were high school sweethearts and married 41 years. He will be very missed by his son, Kevin of Austin, and his daughter, Rebecca and her husband Peter Noble of Wellfleet, MA; grandsons Hudson Daniel Mims and his mother Sharon Mims of Austin and Jedidiah Malcolm Noble of Wellfleet. His sister, Alana Brodwick lives in Los Angeles.

Malcolm Brodwick was a man of intellect who shared the fruits of his insight and creativity with an open-hearted generosity. Distinguished as he was in fact, he was always down-to-earth, spontaneous, and friendly in person--an appreciator and enhancer of life.

There will be a memorial service Monday, March 28 at noon at UTMB Levin Hall. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Malcolm Brodwick Memorial Scholarship to support Neuroscience Graduate Students. They can be sent c/o UTMB, Dept. of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, 301 University Blvd., Galveston, TX 77555.

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