Robert J.T. Joy, M.D. ’54, received an honorary doctor of military medicine degree from the Uniformed Services University (USU) of the Health Sciences at their 30th Commencement in May. Joy was honored for his contributions to the academic discipline of military medicine. Joy, who lives in Chevy Chase, Md., served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1981 and was founding commander of the Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine. He held senior staff positions in medical research in the office of the Army Surgeon General and in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In 1981 he founded the Department of Medical History at USU and became professor emeritus in 1996.
Yale Medicine, 2010 - Winter