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.

By Brent Westra • April 27, 2017

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.”

By Kelley Schreiber • April 26, 2017

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.

By April Josselyn • April 25, 2017

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.

By April Josselyn • April 24, 2017

Bobbi Pritt, M.D., Director of the Clinical Parasitology Laboratory in Mayo Clinic’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, discussed how to safety remove ticks from skin with

By Kelley Schreiber • April 21, 2017

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.

By Alyssa Frank • April 20, 2017

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.

By April Josselyn • April 18, 2017

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.

By Kelley Schreiber • April 13, 2017

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?”

By Alyssa Frank • April 13, 2017

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.

By Kelley Schreiber • April 12, 2017

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.

By Alyssa Frank • April 7, 2017

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.

By Brent Westra • April 6, 2017

At the recent American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) annual meeting, Curt Hanson, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Mayo Medical Laboratories, was elected as Chair of the ACLA Board.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • April 6, 2017