People

In Rochester in 1950, with ambitious new clinic building plans about to get underway, two Mayo Clinic leaders discussed Mayo Clinic’s future and the need for expansion.

By Brent Westra • January 12, 2017

In May 1986, the first official Mayo Clinic sign was uncovered. A “dig” of a landfill area just outside Rochester uncovered the original Mayo Clinic entryway stone that once graced the front of the 1914 Building.

By Alyssa Frank • January 5, 2017

According to a recent article in the Post-Bulletin, the Mayo family owned the second-ever radio station in Rochester, Minnesota. KLER was on the air from 1948 to 1952 and was nominally launched by Alice Mayo, wife of Dr. Charles W. Mayo.

By Brent Westra • December 29, 2016

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has honored Fergus J. Couch, Ph.D., with the ninth annual AACR Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research, funded by Susan G. Komen.

By Mayo Clinic News Network • December 26, 2016

The Rochester Alternative Learning Center and the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center joined forces last week to meet the needs of patients and families alike.

By April Josselyn • December 23, 2016

Vytas Karalius, third-year medical student at the Mayo Medical School, was recently interviewed by Loyola University, the college where he completed two master’s degrees, to discuss his path to medical school.

By April Josselyn • December 22, 2016

In 1974 in Rochester, Minnesota, the Conrad N. Hilton Building was under construction to include a bright and spacious skylight court to greet staff, patients, and visitors.

By Brent Westra • December 22, 2016

Jakob Erickson found meaningful work as an Environmental Services Technician in the Human Cellular Therapy Laboratory at Mayo with help from the Project SEARCH High School Transition Program. Read his story.

By Kelley Schreiber • December 21, 2016

Due to the significant growth and demand for our laboratory solutions, Mayo Medical Laboratories has announced the posting of a new Mayo Medical Laboratories Medical Director position.

By Andy Tofilon • December 16, 2016

In a recent article in Clinical Laboratory News, Darci Block, Ph.D., Director of Laboratory Services and Co-Director of the Central Clinical Laboratory at Mayo Clinic, presented a case study that provides an example of how physicians use body fluid results to diagnose, treat, and manage patients, and highlights the role of clinical laboratories in supporting patient care.

By Kelley Schreiber • December 16, 2016

Jeff Daehn’s job title at Mayo Clinic is, as he puts it, “pretty unique.” As Mayo’s resident carillonneur, Daehn is only the third person to hold the position at Mayo Clinic since a carillon was installed atop the Plummer Building in 1928. The instrument is fairly distinctive itself, one of just 185 in the U.S. and Canada.

By Brent Westra • December 15, 2016

Facts and figures don’t usually make very sparkling stories. Yet registration at Mayo Clinic—the numbers of people who come here for medical care—is the best single indicator of demand for Mayo services. In May 1959, a quiet, young man named K. J. Ladner, Section of Administration, presented years of studies on the who, when, and why of Mayo patients.

By Brent Westra • December 8, 2016

Matt Binnicker, Ph.D., Director of the Clinical Virology Laboratory in the Division of Clinical Microbiology at Mayo Clinic, recently presented on the Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity call, “Updated CDC Zika Laboratory Testing Guidance.”

By Kelley Schreiber • December 8, 2016