People Archives - Insights
Opened in 1928, the Plummer Building is an iconic symbol of Mayo Clinic, designated as a National Historic Landmark. It is named for Henry S. Plummer, M.D., the “diversified genius” who designed it and who created many of the systems and procedures—such as the medical record and registration system—still in use at Mayo Clinic today.
Age seems to slow most people down. But Andrew Yori, a.k.a. the K9 Ninja who competed in the “American Ninja Warrior” competition, isn’t like most people. While Andrew didn’t win, he did achieve raising awareness of shelter dogs and their need for forever homes, a new job as an assistant lab supervisor at Mayo Clinic, and another chance to compete on season nine of “American Ninja Warrior.”
Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology staff members in Rochester generously donated more than 500 books to the Pediatrics Unit to be used as part of a Mayo Clinic Volunteer Program.
Bobbi Pritt, M.D., and J. Kenneth Schoolmeester, II, M.D., were recently selected as recipients of the 2017 Pathology Teacher of the Year Award from the Mayo Fellows’ Association.
Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, is one day when most folks pay particularly close attention to protecting the environment. This year, we’re finding inspiration in the Sisters of Saint Francis who helped raise money for the Poverello Fund by recycling aluminum cans.
Roshini Abraham, Ph.D., Consultant in the Division of Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has been elected to serve a two-year term as President of the Clinical Immunology Society.
William Morice, II, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, and President of Mayo Medical Laboratories, recently presented “Leadership Challenges for Laboratory Medicine” at the 13th Annual Frontiers in Laboratory Medicine conference held in Birmingham, UK.
When making an announcement or accepting a professional recognition, William J. Mayo, M.D., and Charles Mayo, M.D., often spoke in terms of “my brother and I” and “our father taught us.” These statements are some of the institution’s earliest examples of teamwork, collaboration, and mentoring—qualities that remain key aspects of Mayo Clinic today. But the question arises: “If the Mayo brothers learned from their father, what were the influences that shaped his values?”
Jerry Katzmann, Ph.D., an emeritus consultant in the Mayo Clinic Protein Immunology Laboratory, has received the AACC Academy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Chemistry in a Selected Area of Research.
Shannon Stangler, a Field Sales and Service Operations Manager for Mayo Medical Laboratories, has been donating blood for 19 years—ever since she stepped foot out of Mayo Clinic’s new employee orientation.
According to the 1941 biography, The Doctors Mayo, Rochester, Minnesota, has been a medical destination for decades. Author Helen Clapesattle describes a visitor’s first impressions upon arriving in Rochester.