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Mark Wentz Taps Himself to Answer the Call to Service

November 8, 2018

Mark Wentz Taps Himself to Answer the Call to Service

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Hearing that there was a shortage of buglers to play taps at military funerals, Mark Wentz learned the instrument so he can honor vets with the traditional bugle call.

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Tags: Mark Wentz, Mayo Employee Resource Group


Retired Staff Member Gives 'Miracle' Donation to Mayo Clinic

November 1, 2018

Retired Staff Member Gives ‘Miracle’ Donation to Mayo Clinic

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Robert Fleming recently donated the Olympic gold medal and ring he’d received in 1980 as a member of the U.S. Olympic Hockey Committee. The items are now on display in Mayo’s Heritage Hall.

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Tags: Bob Fleming, Dr Robert Nesse, Mayo Clinic Heritage Hall, Miracle on Ice


Mayo, Guthrie Theater Team Up for Frankensteinian Celebration, Re-examination

October 30, 2018

Mayo, Guthrie Theater Team Up for Frankensteinian Celebration, Re-examination

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Despite its reputation, there is more to “Frankenstein” than meets the eye. Mayo staff and the Guthrie Theatre joined forces to examine how the 200-year-old tale is really a story about what it means to be human.

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Tags: Barbara Jordan, Dr. Chris Hook, Dr. Eelco Wijdicks, Dr. Johanna Rian, Mayo Clinic Dolores Jean Lavins Center for Humanities in Medicine, Office of Diversity and Inclusion


Traveling the World Spreading Goodwill and Musical Cheer

October 25, 2018

Traveling the World Spreading Goodwill and Musical Cheer

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For more than 40 years, hand surgeon Allen Bishop, M.D., has been making music with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra. He now also takes his talents all over the world to play benefit concerts with other physicians.

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Tags: Dr. Allen Bishop, Dr. Rafael Jimenez, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Medical School, Orthopedic Surgery, Rochester Symphony Orchestra, World Doctors Orchestra


They Won't be Derailed -- Mayo Team Bikes to Advance MS Research

October 18, 2018

They Won’t be Derailed — Mayo Team Bikes to Advance MS Research

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For more than two decades, staff from Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus have become Team Mayo at the annual two-day cycling event, Bike MS. The ride raises funds for people affected by multiple sclerosis.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic in Florida, multiple sclerosis, Sarah Knowles, Sherry Mahoney


Mayo Resident to Combine Caring and Climbing in Nepal

October 18, 2018

Mayo Resident to Combine Caring and Climbing in Nepal

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Christopher Czaplicki, M.D., is passionate about his work as a physician and his favorite pastime: climbing mountains. He’ll soon have a chance to do both in Nepal, thanks to a travel grant for Mayo residents and fellows.

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Tags: Dr. Christopher Czaplicki, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Mayo International Health Program


Mayo Gastroenterologist's Not-So-Secret Hollywood Life

October 16, 2018

Mayo Gastroenterologist’s Not-So-Secret Hollywood Life

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If you pay close attention, you may get a glimpse of Mayo Clinic’s David Fleischer, M.D., in the blockbuster movie “Venom,” thanks to his close relationship with the director: his son Ruben.

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Tags: Dr. David Fleischer, Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic in Arizona


Doctors Dance, Paint and Create Their Way to Better Care

October 11, 2018

Doctors Dance, Paint and Create Their Way to Better Care

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It’s not unusual for doctors at Mayo Clinic to get together and discuss shared interests. For one group of residents who gather monthly, the goal is improved mental health through art therapy.

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Tags: Dr. Laura Vallow, Dr. Tasneem Kaleem, Humanities in Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Radiation Oncology


Celebrating Carol With 80 (Plus) Cards for 80 Years

October 9, 2018

Celebrating Carol With 80 (Plus) Cards for 80 Years

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Carol Morales hadn’t planned to celebrate her 80th birthday at work. But her colleagues couldn’t let the milestone pass without a proper celebration for the woman they call an “inspiration.”

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Tags: Carol Morales, Christina England, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Shari McCormick


Meet Luke Hanifen, Mayo's Powerlifting Pharmacy Tech

October 9, 2018

Meet Luke Hanifen, Mayo’s Powerlifting Pharmacy Tech

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To be competitive in the world of powerlifting, it takes consistency and focus — traits that Luke Hanifen says also are essential in his job as a pharmacy tech at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Luke Hanifen, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Peggy Hanifen, Pharmacy, Saint Marys Campus


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