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Neurologist Robert Joynt Dead at 86

Robert J. Joynt, M.D., Ph.D passed away on April 13, 2012.Joynt, a fellow of AAAS, was one of the most influential neurologists in thefield and founded the Department of Neurology at the University of RochesterMedical Center. He was 86 when he passed away, and is survived by a largefamily.

Joynt served as president of the American Board of Psychiatry andNeurology, and had leadership positions at both the American Academy ofNeurology and the American Neurological Association. He was elected a fellow of AAAS in 1996.

"The first word that comes to mind when thinking of Bob isintegrity," said Jules Cohen, M.D., professor of Medicine and MedicalHumanities, a good friend who enjoyed frequent meals with Dr. Joynt told theUniversity of Rochester Medical Center press. "He was honest andstraightforward, and did his job without fanfare. He was generous of spirit inhis approach to everyone. He was just a totally decent human being."

This great neurologist willsurely be missed by the AAAS community, as well as by doctors and patientseverywhere. Details about his memorial service and more information about Joynt are available from the University of Rochester Medical Center.