Company: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Location: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
John Sharp, PhD, Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in healthcare.
With more than 50 years of professional experience, Dr. Sharp has been a professor of cell biology, anatomy, radiology, and radiation oncology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center since 1978. Prior to obtaining his current roles, he held a number of other positions with the school, having been an associate professor from 1975 to 1978 and an assistant professor from 1973 to 1975. In 1973, he served as an assistant instructor at the University of Iowa, and from 1980 to 1971 he held a research fellowship in anatomy. Earlier in his career, he was a teacher at the University of Birmingham in 1968.
Dr. Sharp began his career with the British Territorial Army and Volunteer Reserve, service from 1964 to 1966. He then pursued an education with the University of Birmingham, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in physics in 1967. He continued his studies with the school, completing a Master of Science in radiobiology in 1968, and earning a PhD in medicine in 1971. He subsequently relocated to the United States, where he joined the University of Iowa and completed a Damon Runyon Cancer Research Fund Postdoctoral Fellowship.
A respected voice in his areas of interest, Dr. Sharp has been affiliated with a number of professional organizations. He is a member of the American Association of Cancer Research, the American Association of Immunologists, and the American Society of Clinical Oncologists. A contributor of more than 300 articles to professional journals and chapters to books, he was a visiting professor of histopathology for the Royal Postgraduate Medical School. He has also served as a Paul Grange Visiting Cancer Fellow for Monash University and an advisor of MRd Diagnostics at the Radiation Health Center.
Throughout his career, Dr. Sharp has been recognized for his contributions. Renowned for his achievements in researching microenvironmental regulation of stem cells and the detection of occult tumor cells in the bone marrow and blood of cancer patients, he has also helped develop new drugs targeting pediatric cancers. He has been named a Yamigawa-Yoshida Fellow and a Fellow of the Anatomical Society. He has been featured in numerous honors publications, including Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.
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