Dr Prendergast is the former Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the former director for research at Mayo Clinic from 1989-1992. From 1989-1996, he was a member of the Board of Governors for Mayo Clinic, Rochester. From 1999-2007 inclusive, he was member of Mayo Clinic’s Executive Committee, the senior most internal governance committee for the entire Mayo system. He served on Mayo Clinic’s Board of Trustees continuously between 1992-2009. He was recognized as a Mayo Distinguished Investigator in 1988 and is the director emeritus, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center (1995-2006) and director emeritus for the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine (2008-2012). Dr. Prendergast retired from Mayo Clinic in December of 2014.
Dr Prendergast has been a member of the Eli Lilly Company Board of Directors since 1995. He served extensively for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on numerous study section review groups; as a charter member of the Board of Advisors for the Division of Research Grants, now the Center for Scientific Review; the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council; the Board of Scientific Advisors of the National Cancer Institute. He held a Presidential Commission for service on the National Cancer Advisory Board. Dr. Prendergast also has served in numerous other advisory roles for the NIH. He was a member of the board of directors of the Translational Genomics Research Institute and the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI).
Dr Prendergast’s reputation and experience within US healthcare, especially clinical research.
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