Elizabeth M. Jaffee, MD, is deputy director of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and president (2018-2019) of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), SU2C's Scientific Partner. She is also a Fellow of the prestigious AACR Academy.
At Johns Hopkins, Dr. Jaffee is associate director of the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy; the Dana and Albert "Cubby" Broccoli professor of oncology; professor of pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; active staff in oncology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital; associate director for translational research, co-director of gastrointestinal cancer and diseases program, and co-director of the Skip Viragh Center for Pancreas Cancer Clinical Research and Patient Care; and member of the faculty, Graduate Programs in Immunology, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, and Pharmacology, at the School of Medicine.
Jaffee is chair (2016-present) and member (2013-present) of the National Cancer Advisory Board for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and co-chair of the NCI Blue Ribbon Panel for the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative (2016-present).
Jaffee graduated magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, and received her medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla. For her postdoctoral training, Jaffee was a senior clinical fellow in oncology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital (1989-1992); senior clinical/research fellow in oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1989-1992); and research fellow (1988-1989), and intern and resident (1985-1988) in the Department of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh's Presbyterian-University Hospital. She joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins in 1992.
Jaffee has received many honors and awards. She was recognized with the AACR Joseph H. Burchenal Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cancer Research (2015), the Johns Hopkins University Office of Women in Science and Medicine Vice Dean's Award (2012), the Spore Program Investigator of the Year from the NCI (2006), the Director's Award for Outstanding Teaching from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1998, 1999, 2001), a Career Development Award from the National Kidney Foundation (1992), and the Physician-Scientist Award from the National Institutes of Health (1992).
Additionally, Jaffee has been a member of the International Society for Biological Therapy of Cancer's board of directors (2008-2011) and the NCI's board of scientific counselors (2005-2008).
Jaffee's previously held positions are: deputy director of the Institute for Translational and Clinical Research at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2007-2015); medical director of the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, Cell Processing and Gene Therapy Facility (1992-2014); co-director of immunology (2006-2011) and chair of the Clinical Research Committee (2004-2005) at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center; associate professor of pathology (1999-2002), associate professor of oncology (1997-2002), and assistant professor of oncology (1992-1997) at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.