Liz Jaffee, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA
Talk Title: Vaccine based combinatorial immunotherapy converts pancreatic cancers into an immunologic disease
The Dana and Albert "Cubby" Broccoli Professor of Oncology Deputy Director, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center Co-Director, Skip Viragh Center for Pancreas Cancer.
After graduating Magna cum laude from Brandeis University, Dr. Jaffee received her M.D. from New York Medical College. She completed her internship and residency at University of Pittsburgh, Presbyterian-University Hospital, then received an NIH Research Training Grant as a Research Fellow and Principal Investigator at the University of Pittsburgh under the guidance of Fran Finn, Ph.D., Research Director. Dr. Jaffee came to The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore where she was a Senior Oncology Fellow from 1989 – 1992. In 1992, Dr. Jaffee was appointed Assistant Professor of Oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSOM), and Professor in 2002. She currently holds faculty positions in the Graduate Programs in Pharmacology, Immunology and Cell and Molecular Medicine (CMM). Dr. Jaffee currently serves as Deputy Director for the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center (SKCCC) at Johns Hopkins,
Dr. Jaffee has served on many committees at the National Cancer Institute and is currently Chair of the National Cancer Advisory Board. Dr. Jaffee was recently appointed as co-chair of the Blue Ribbon Panel that provided scientific advice for Vice President Biden’s Moonshot Initiative. She has also served on the Board of Directors for AACR, was Chair of the AACR CIMM Steering Committee, is a member of the Cancer Vaccine Collaborative (CVC), and has served as a Co-Organizer for the AACR Special Conference on Cancer Immunology in 2010 and 2012, and a Keystone meeting dedicated to Immune Based Therapies in 2015. Dr. Jaffee also serves on the University of Pennsylvania’s Abramson Cancer Center and the Duke Cancer Institutes’ Scientific Advisory Board, and on the External Advisory Boards of the Seattle Breast Spore and the University of Alabama GI SPORE. She has mentored 25 post-doctoral fellows and 23 graduate students, has over 180 peer review publications, and is a nationally and internationally recognized guest lecturer. Dr. Jaffee’s interests are in vaccine and immunotherapy development for pancreatic an breast cancers. Dr. Jaffee is the 2015 AACR Burchenal Award Recipient.
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