Although it has been nearly one year since the tragic passing of Kurt, I just learned of his passing today from a tribute posted by APA. I am deeply saddened by this news. Kurt was my first role model of a psychologist when I was an undergraduate at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in the late 1960s. I admired him as a scholar, as someone who seemed to know everything about psychology, and as a calm as well as caring advisor. I owe my career in psychology to him because of his inspiration and modeling of professionalism. I always looked forward to seeing him at APA and to updating him on my career. Kurt also connected me to Biometrics Research at the Psychiatric Institute where I did my dissertation in the late 1970s.
His memory will always be an inspiration and motivator for me about the importance of being a scholar and a mensch. He was all of the above and so much more.
Allan Yozawitz, Ph.D., ABPP-CN