November 29, 2012

Jerrold Fried, 75, a scientist at the National Institutes of Health whose work included convening scientific panels to review grant applications, died of cancer Nov. 12 at Casey House Hospice in Rockville. His death was confirmed by his wife, Shirley Fried.

Dr. Fried joined the staff at NIH in 1987. He retired officially in 2003 but then went back to work until shortly before his death.

For most of his time at NIH, he selected scientists to serve on panels that reviewed grant applications in the field of hematology, the study of blood, and recorded the results of their reviews.

Dr. Fried was born in New York City. He graduated from the California Institute of Technology in 1958. From Stanford University, he received a master’s degree in electrical engineering in 1960 and a doctorate in biophysics in 1964.

He was an associate professor of developmental therapy and clinical investigation at Cornell University’s Graduate School of Medical Sciences in New York and an associate member of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute in New York for 22 years before moving to Bethesda and joining the NIH staff.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Shirley Rozen Fried of Bethesda; two sons, Andrew Fried of Laurel and Daniel Fried of Edmonton, Alberta; a sister, Laurel Holland of Suffolk, Va.; a brother, David Fried of Annandale; and a granddaughter.

— Bart Barnes

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