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Doctor.Julie Louise Gerberding, Martin Rothblatt Join Mayo Clinic Board of Directors

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Newswise — Rochester, Minnesota — Julie Louise Gerberding, MD, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Martin Rothblatt, Ph.D., chairman and CEO of United Therapeutics Corporation (Nasdaq:UTHR) August They were elected as public trustees by the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees at their quarterly meeting on the 12th.They will join the Board on November 10th.

“Dr. Gerberding and Rothblatt are two of the most insightful, creative and innovative leaders in healthcare today,” said Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., Mayo Clinic president and CEO. “They have worked on the front lines to solve some of the most serious and challenging healthcare problems of our time and we are honored to have them on our Board of Directors. .”

About Dr. Gerberding

Dr. Gerberding served as CDC Director from 2002-2009. She led the agency through her more than 40 emergency responses to public health crises, including her SARS in 2003. She is her CEO of the National Institutes of Health Foundation.

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Previously, Dr. Gerberding was Executive Vice President and Chief Patient Officer at Merck & Co., responsible for patient engagement, strategic communications, global public policy, population health, and corporate responsibility. She joined Merck in 2010 as President of Merck Vaccines, expanding access to critical vaccines globally among those most in need.

Dr. Gerberding has received more than 50 awards and honors, including the Department of Health and Human Services Lifetime Achievement Award, for his leadership in responding to the anthrax bioterrorism and 9/11 attacks.

Dr. Gerberding holds a bachelor’s and doctoral degree from Case Western Reserve University. She completed an internship and residency in internal medicine, a fellowship in clinical pharmacology and infectious diseases at the University of California, San Francisco, and is certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. Dr. Gerberding also holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley.

About Dr. Rothblatt

Dr. Rothblatt is Chairman and CEO of United Therapeutics Corp. This company she started to save her youngest son’s life from a rare disease. She previously created SiriusXM Radio Inc. and other satellite communication systems. She is also responsible for several innovations in aviation and architecture, including designing and flying a Guinness World Records electric helicopter and creating the world’s largest carbon-free building.

Her company saves countless lives each year by providing drugs to treat pulmonary hypertension and neuroblastoma, and by restoring discarded donor lungs for transplantation. United Therapeutics Corp. is also in preclinical development to deliver artificial kidneys, hearts, and lungs via autonomous flight powered vertical take-off and landing systems.

Dr. Rothblatt led an effort to create the first genetically modified pig hearts and kidneys to be transplanted into humans, called xenografts.

Dr. Rothblatt holds a PhD in Medical Ethics from the Royal London College of Medicine and Dentistry. Prior to that, he earned his law degree and his MBA degree from UCLA, and most recently he was also awarded the UCLA Medal, the highest honor. She is the inventor of several patents and the author of several books. Her latest book is about artificial cognition and cyber consciousness.


About the Mayo Clinic Board of Directors
The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees is a 31-member group of public representatives and Mayo Clinic physicians and administrators responsible for patient care, medical education, and research at Mayo Clinics in Arizona, Florida, and Minnesota. , and the Mayo Clinic Health System. A network of clinics and hospitals serving more than 60 communities in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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