To the Editor A recent study described sex differences in the amount of NIH funds awarded to comparable first-time male and female PIs.1 Concerns have been raised previously about sex differences in grant attainment, compensation, and well-being of physician-scientists funded by the NIH.2,3 Numerous mechanisms underlying these differences have been described, including unconscious biases4 and sex differences in negotiation behaviors.5
Jagsi R, Singer K, Kerr E. Sex Differences in Grant Funding. JAMA. 2019;322(6):578–580. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.7840
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