In Memoriam: Dr. John Shively

Dr. John Shively, a long-time faculty member (emeritus) and former chair in the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, passed away last week.  He was 91.

Dr. Shively’s career in academic medicine and pathology was impressive.  He was a thought leader who helped lead the way for the nation’s blood banks to become a public health front line in safeguarding the blood supply from the deadly HIV virus in the 1980s.

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Dr. John Shively

“Dr. Shively was professionally engaged at the College of Medicine for many years even after he officially retired.  It wasn’t unusual to see him in his office, at College events, or out in the hallways discussing medical issues with faculty and students,” said  Phillip Marty, PhD, an associate vice president at USF Health and interim chair of the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology at the Morsani College of Medicine.

“His legacy was the breadth of knowledge he conveyed to students and residents in our programs.  He had an admirable academic career before coming to USF and his contributions to Pathology at the College were significant.  His presence and friendliness will be missed.”

The  memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. this Saturday, April 26, at Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church.

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