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In Reply: The importance of maintaining opportunities
for physician-scientists to perform laboratory-based, disease-oriented research
is appropriately identified by Dr Rockey. The pressures on them persist. However,
the medical science training programs leading to the MD-PhD have been important
training grounds for laboratory-based, disease-oriented physicians. At least
until recently, similar programs for disease-oriented clinical investigators
were not available. Hopefully, the significant increases in the overall NIH
budget will improve the funding levels for PhD, MD-PhD, and MD scientists
conducting laboratory-based research. The recent NIH initiatives in clinical
research offer real opportunities for complementing these efforts with stronger
programs for clinical investigators, including physician-scientists doing
Shine K. The Crisis in Clinical Research—Reply. JAMA. 1999;282(20):1913–1916. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-282-20-jbk1124
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