Dr. Elias Zerhouni, former director of the National Institutes of Health, has joined the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees. (Read the rest of the announcement.)
Dr. Zerhouni spoke at Mayo’s commencement a few years ago and told the story of how his radiologist uncle urged him to apply to only two American institutions for residency training – Mayo and Johns Hopkins. He was accepted into Hopkins, but not Mayo. He laughed when he told the story, as did the graduates. I think he’d agree, having attended his first board meeting, that “all’s well that ends well.” We are very glad to have him with us – finally.