University of Rochester Neurologist Elected to Prestigious National Society

January 20, 1997

Robert J. Joynt, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, is one of 283 individuals recently elected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

These individuals will be recognized for their contributions to science at the Fellows Forum to be held in February during the AAAS annual meeting in Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Joynt joined the University of Rochester medical faculty in 1966 as the founding chairman of its Department of Neurology. He later served as dean of the medical school and as vice president and vice provost for health affairs. An internationally known neurologist, Dr. Joynt's special interests are in Alzheimer's disease and dementia. He is the editor of the prestigious medical journal Archives of Neurology and has served as president of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurological Association. In 1989, he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

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