Title: Guyton Disting Professor
Company: University of Mississippi
Location: Jackson, Mississippi, United States
Julius M. Cruse Jr., MD, Ph.D., Guyton Disting Professor at the University of Mississippi, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medicine and higher education.
Dr. Cruse is a distinguished figure in the fields of medicine and education who has amassed more than 50 years of professional excellence. A distinguished professor of history of medicine and a Guyton Disting Professor at the University of Mississippi since 2003 and 2010, respectively, Dr. Cruse has also been serving as the director of the Tissue Typing Laboratory since 1980, director of immunopathology since 1978, and director of the graduate studies program in pathology since 1974.
To prepare for his illustrious career, Dr. Cruse pursued an education at the University of Mississippi, where he earned a Bachelor of Science, with honors, in 1958. He subsequently transferred to the University of Graz in Austria, earning a Doctor of Medical Science, with honors, in 1960. In 1964, he attended the University of Tennessee, where he obtained a Doctor of Medicine and completed a U.S. Public Health Service Postdoctoral Fellowship. Soon thereafter, he earned a Doctor of Philosophy in pathology from the university in 1966. After obtaining some hands-on experience in the field, he received an honorary Doctor of Divinity from the General Theological Seminary in New York City in 1999.
In recognition of his exceptional contributions to medicine and education, Dr. Cruse has accrued a number of accolades during the course of his impressive career. He has had several libraries and collections established in his honor, including the Julius M. Cruse Collection of T.S. Eliot at the Woodruff Library at Emory University in 2008, the Julius M. Cruse Collection in History of Immunology at Rowland Medical Library at the University of Mississippi in 2004, and the Julius M. Cruse Collection in Immunology at Middleton Medical Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1979, among others. In addition, he received the Physicians Recognition Award from the American Medical Association and the Pathologists Award in Continuing Education from the College of American Pathologists and American Society of Clinical Pathologists in 1976. Notably, Dr. Cruse has been highlighted in several editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.
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