Thomas H. Shaffer

Thomas H. Shaffer, MSE, PhD

As the Director of the Center for Pediatric Research, for the last decade I have served as the PD/PI of the Center, which is supported by the NIH NIGMS COBRE program and have been responsible for administering its staff, revenues and research.  In addition, I am also the Director of the Center for Pediatric Lung Research, and Associate Director for Biomedical Research – Delaware Valley - at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children of The Nemours Foundation. Furthermore, I hold faculty positions as Professor of Pediatrics at Thomas Jefferson University and Professor of Physiology and Pediatrics at Temple University School of Medicine.  Since 1974, I have been continuously supported by NIH grants (30), and academic, corporate and private institutional awards (52 non-NIH). I have published 77 books, chapters, reviews; 277 peer-reviewed manuscripts; and 555 abstracts. I understand translational research, having moved multiple intellectual properties from the “bench top” to the “clinic” and on to “industry”. In my faculty roles at Temple University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Thomas Jefferson School of Medicine, I have mentored 45 graduate students and 61 post-doctoral Fellows over a 40 year period.  Many of these former students now hold faculty positions in prestigious medical schools.

Dr. Shaffer’s contribution to the literature has been significant.   His clinical manuscripts have been published in Lancet, The New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine and many more highly respected and well-read periodicals.  In addition, he has published basic science manuscripts in the Journal of Applied Physiology, the American Journal of Physiology, and the American Journal of Circulatory Research.  He serves on the Editorial Boards of three scientific journals and is a journal reviewer for another 22 publications.