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Comment & Response
April 19, 2021

A Charge to Academic Chairs—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Ohio State University James Cancer Center, Columbus, Ohio
  • 2Department of Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
JAMA Intern Med. 2021;181(8):1136-1137. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.0832

In Reply We thank Dr Jacobs for providing such a thoughtful commentary on our recent study,1 and concur with the perspective and recommendations put forward. We would like to underscore the key observation that the culture within academic departments requires fundamental change to address intrinsic barricades that propagate underrepresentation of women in leadership positions.

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