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Ernst R. Jaffé (1925-2008)

Ernst Jaffé, MD

With the death of Ernst Jaffé, MD, on February 16, 2008, the American Society of Hematology (ASH) lost a visionary founder and a gifted leader of hematology. Dr. Jaffé provided wise and devoted leadership not only to ASH, but to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and to the journal Blood.

In 1974, Dr. Jaffé succeeded Dr. William Dameshek as Editor-in-Chief of Blood. Two years later, this premier hematology publication became the official journal of ASH. Concluding his service as editor in 1978, Dr. Jaffé became a leader of the ASH educational program for many years, and in 1983 was elected president of ASH. Subsequently, he developed support for postdoctoral research training and research grants from the Henry and Lillian Stratton Foundation. Read more...