A funeral service for Dr. Joseph Shaffer, professor of medicine, will take place Thursday, July 23, at 11 a.m.Shaffer, who lived in Toledo, died July 20 at age 87.
The service will be held at the Wisniewski Funeral Home, 2426 N. Reynolds Road, Toledo. Burial will follow at the Beth Shalom Cemetery, 420 Otter Creek Road, Oregon.
Shaffer joined the UT Psychology Department as an assistant professor in 1966. His early research interests included sleep and stress.
The Philadelphia native was well-known for advancing the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. In 1985, he founded the Sleep Network Inc., a national consortium of sleep centers. He was president of the Sleep Network and director of the Regional Center for Sleep Medicine in Toledo.
In 2005, he became an adjunct professor in the MUO Department of Medicine and a professor three years later.