Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthorMargaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorStephenLurieMD PhD, Fishbein FellowIndividualAuthor
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To the Editor: Dr Nathan1
highlights the concerns that NIH funding for clinical research is progressively
decreasing and that the physicians involved in clinical research are "an ever-dwindling
minority." Observations like these have fueled what has been called the "crisis
in clinical research."2 However, Nathan1 concluded that clinical research dollars comprised
36% of 1996 NIH funding. They derived this figure from their own review and
designation of funded grants in 1996, their own definition of clinical research.
Ringel SP, Bradley WG, Spencer SS, . The Crisis in Clinical Research. JAMA. 1999;282(20):1913-1916. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-282-20-jbk1124