Ricardo Parrondo, M.D. (HEMO ’21), receives an award, Mayo Clinic Florida
Ricardo Parrondo, M.D. (HEMO ’21), Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Mayo Clinic in Florida, received a Robert A. Winn Diversity in Clinical Trials Career Development Award. The two-year program aims to train, develop and mentor diverse and community-oriented researchers and physicians to help increase the diversity of patients enrolled in clinical trials, and ultimately to enhance the development of therapeutics for all populations. The Robert A. Winn Career Development Award Program was created in 2020 with a pledge by the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation as part of its commitment to health equity, inclusion and diversity. Dr. Parrondo specializes in multiple myeloma, a disease that predominantly affects African Americans in a 2:1 ratio compared to white people in the U.S. His research efforts have focused on improving the outcomes of racial health disparities affecting African Americans with multiple myeloma. Dr. Parrondo is an assistant professor of medicine in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.