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Neurology Today Writer Tom Valeo Dies

We don't often feature the writers behind the bylines in Neurology Today. But when we received the news that longtime Neurology Today writer Tom Valeo died on April 22, due to esophageal cancer, we decided to make an exception to that rule. Having contributed more than 200 articles to our publication over the years, Tom was very much a valued member of our ad hoc editorial team. He could write clearly about any topic or area we assigned — whether it involved complex neuroscience, clinical trials, health policy, biomedical ethics, or health services research.

Tom had an insatiable curiosity about the science of the brain, and imbued each assignment with clarity and exacting prose. He was an editor's dream. His work was accurate, and on time. As his editor, I sometimes had to rein him in. He liked to go beyond the singular focus of a study to tell the backstory. In essence, he was a storyteller who came to Neurology Today after a long career as a newspaperman with a trove of clips in health, medicine, and the arts. He will be missed.

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TOM VALEO 1949-2015