Conflict of interest much? Noseworthy nominated to Merck Board
“This is interesting — makes you wonder how many other Big Pharma corporate boards Noseworthy and other Mayo administrators serve on?” Jay Furst – Rochester Post Bulletin
“KENILWORTH, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that Dr. John H. Noseworthy, president and chief executive officer of Mayo Clinic, has been nominated to stand for election to the company’s board of directors. The annual election of Dr. Noseworthy and the other directors will take place in connection with Merck’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 23, 2017. With the proposed addition of Dr. Noseworthy, and the planned retirement of C. Robert Kidder, the Merck board will include 13 members.”
Dr. John H. Noseworthy is president and chief executive officer of Mayo Clinic, a not-for-profit organization operating in five states that is dedicated to medical care, research and education. Prior to his current appointment, he served as chair of Mayo Clinic’s Department of Neurology, medical director of the Department of Development, and vice chair of the Mayo Clinic Rochester Executive Board. Dr. Noseworthy is a professor in the Department of Neurology and served as editor-in-chief for Neurology, the official journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Dr. Noseworthy earned his medical degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He completed his neurology training at Dalhousie University and the University of Western Ontario, and a research fellowship at Harvard Medical School. He has received the Alumnus of the Year award from Dalhousie University, an honorary doctorate of science degree from the University of Western Ontario, and an honorary doctorate of laws from Dalhousie University. He also is a Health Governor of the World Economic Forum