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January 03, 2017

Looking Toward the Future With You

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2Editor, JAMA Neurology
JAMA Neurol. Published online January 3, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2016.5607

It is a great honor for me personally as well as for my team to begin our work leading JAMA Neurology. The next few years will feature important advances in neuroscience that directly impact our patients, and we look forward to bringing these advances to you in the pages of this journal and increasingly via the various social media and podcasts that you use on a daily basis.

Words cannot describe the appreciation the entire neurology community has for Roger Rosenberg, MD, for his leadership of this journal over the past 2 decades.1 Roger shepherded the journal through a number of important transitions including its title change, integration into The JAMA Network of publications, and move into the digital age with rapid online publication. For all intents and purposes, Roger was the journal for 20 years. We all have memories of Roger at our national meetings, sitting in the front row at plenary sessions, and taking the time to speak with senior and junior investigators alike at poster sessions. I recall fondly as a young faculty member being absolutely thrilled that Roger was taking an interest in my work at a meeting and discussing my submitting it to the journal. No one can adequately fill Roger’s shoes—he simply has set such a high bar with his dedication and leadership—but we will do our best to live up to his standards of scientific rigor and innovation and equally as important his personal touch with all of us.

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