When Joynt arrived at the UR in 1966, the core faculty comprised Richard Satran, David Goldblatt, and David Marsh. Joynt deployed his personal magic and within the next 5 years retained or recruited Robert (Berch) Griggs (neuromuscular), Gerald Honch and Joshua Hollander (general neurology), Richard Moxley (neuromuscular), Gary Myers (child neurology), and Ira Shoulson (movement disorders). Soon thereafter, Robert Hamill, Robert Holloway, Ralph Jozefowicz, Karl Kieburtz, Roger Kurlan, Richard Rudick, and Charles Thornton joined the ranks of his expanding family of academic neurologists. Inspired by Joynt's growing emphasis on education, training, and treatment, the faculty worked against the embedded neurology mantra of diagnose and adios. They shared a common interest and developed expertise focused on treatment and the experimental therapeutics of neurologic disorders.