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1883-1989: Mother Mary Alfred Moes collaborated with William Worrall Mayo, M.D., to build Saint Marys Hospital. This was a time of anti-Catholic sentiment in Rochester and many in the community were suspicious of the partnership.

1898: Gertrude Booker Granger, M.D., was the first female physician hired at Mayo Clinic.

1917: The first graduate degrees were conferred to Mayo Foundation students.

1979: Jack Clark, D.D.S., M.D., became the first African American consultant on July 1, 1979.

1979: Franklyn Prendergast, M.D., Ph.D., became the second African American consultant at Mayo Clinic on December 1, 1979.

1982: Audrey Nelson, M.D., was the first woman appointed to Mayo Clinic Board of Governors.

2010: Office of Diversity and Inclusion established; Sharonne Hayes, M.D., appointed as first Medical Director.

2013: Office of Health Equity and Inclusion was established; John Knudsen, M.D. was appointed as first Medical Director.

2020: Chyke Doubeni, M.B.B.S., appointed Director of Mayo Clinic’s Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research.

2020: Anjali Bhagra, M.D., appointed Medical Director of Mayo Clinic’s Office of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity.

2020: Mayo Clinic closes the doors of the Plummer Building as a commitment to end racism.


[photos are shown from the Plummer Building ceremony]


[photos are shown from a variety of diversity events]


[photos are shown from the EverybodyIn programs]