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Health facility administrator , medical educator

Franklyn G. Prendergast, Jamaican, American health facility administrator, medical educator. Named a Distinguished Alumnus, University West Indies, 1991; recipient Electrical Engineer Just Award, American Society Experimental Biology, 1997, Musgrave Gold Medal, Institute Jamaica, 2003; Rhodes Scholar, 1969, Minnesota Heart Postdoctoral Fellow, 1975-1977, Searle Foundation Fellow, 1980-1983.


Prendergast, Franklyn G. was born in 1945 in Linstead, Jamaica.


Doctor of Medicine, University West Indies, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy in biochemistry, University Minnesota, 1977. Bachelor in physiology, Oxford University, 1971.

Master of Arts in physiology, Oxford University, 1979. Doctor of Science (honorary), Purdue University, 1994.


With Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, since 1975. Instructor Mayo Medical School, 1975—1977, assistant professor in pharmacology, 1977—1981, associate professor pharmacology, 1981—1986, professor in pharmacology, biochemistry, and molecular biology, since 1986, Edmond and Marion Guggenheim Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, since 1987. Named Mayo Distinguished Investigator, 1988.

Associate consultant pharmacology Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota, 1977—1981, consultant pharmacology, 1981—1985, named consultant and chair department biochemistry and molecular biology, 1985, board trustees. Named director research Mayo Clinic, 1992. Director Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Ctr, since 1995.

Board directors Eli Lilly & Company, since 1995. Member Board on Radiation Effects Research National Academy of Sciences.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member of Sigma Xi, American Society Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biophysical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Photobiology, American Chemical Society.