Rochester Neurologist Dr. Robert Griggs to Edit Prestigious Medical Journal, Several Rochester Colleagues to Assist

January 22, 1997

Robert Griggs, M.D., chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, has been named editor-in-chief of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Dr. Griggs is the fourth editor-in-chief of the journal, which was first published in 1951. The journal, published monthly, is read by more than 20,000 subscribers throughout the world.

With Dr. Griggs now the editor of Neurology, there are currently three prestigious neurology journals edited at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Archives of Neurology, published in conjunction with the American Medical Association, is edited by Robert J. Joynt, M.D., Ph.D., founding chair of the Department of Neurology and a former dean of the medical school. Seminars in Neurology is edited by David Goldblatt, M.D., professor of neurology.

"Dr. Griggs is someone with indefatigable energy, but always with time to offer support and advice," wrote Dr. Joynt in a Neurology article introducing Dr. Griggs as the new editor. "He will devote his considerable energy, skill, and wisdom to the editorship."

Dr. Griggs' objectives for Neurology include publishing the best clinical neuroscience papers by shortening the amount of time from manuscript submission to acceptance and expanding the number of reviews, editorials, and commentaries on "hot topics." In addition, the journal will expand its emphasis on clinical trials.

Rochester Assistants

Dr. Griggs has selected five Rochester-based physicians to assist him in editing Neurology:

  • Karl Kieburtz, M.D., associate professor of neurology, associate editor and editor for supplements;
  • Charles Duffy, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of neuro-ophthalmology, assistant editor;
  • Leon Epstein, M.D., professor of neurology, assistant editor;
  • Michael McDermott, Ph.D., associate professor of biostatistics, assistant editor; and
  • Michael McQuillen, M.D., professor of neurology, editor of the newsletter.

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