Dr. Russell M. Jaffe is a Senior Fellow with the Health Studies Collegium. Dr. Jaffe received his MD degree from the Boston University School of Medicine in 1972. He completed his residency training in Clinical Pathology at the National Institutes of Health, where he was on the permanent staff as a practicing molecular biologist and molecular pathologist. In addition, he has studied extensively in the area of nutrition. He was asked by Norm Shealey to be the founding chairman of the Scientific Committee of the American Holistic Medical Association. He was the first Course Director of "Oriental Medical Strategies in Western Medical Practice." This was the first program recognized by N Y State for licensure certification based on being a diplomate of this training program. Most graduates of this program are now instructors in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture training programs throughout the world. In 1984, Dr. Jaffe developed the lymphocyte response assays (LRA) by ELISA/ACT tests. These tests enable physicians to examine the responses of patients' immune systems to challenges. Delayed allergy for up to 436 common substances can be ruled in or ruled out in terms of delayed hypersensitivity by functional LRA by ELISA/ACT or MELISA tests.

Dr. Jaffe's special research interests include "Nutritional Immunology, Evoking the Human Healing Response," and "Treatment protocols for chronic, autoimmune illness." His appointments include those with the National Institutes of Health and Clinical Center, CPD, Bethesda, MD where he was a Resident and later served as Senior Staff Physician, Clinical Pathology Department. He was Director of the Princeton BioCenter and served on the Board of Governors for the Light Foundation.

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