Physician-scientists in general, and pediatric physician-scientists in particular, are vanishing.1- 3 Rates of National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards to pediatric departments have declined from 23.8% to 16.8% during the past 10 years.4 Being granted an NIH independent investigator award (R01) is not only a means to support a physician-scientist’s research but also is a commonly required milestone for promotion. Details of R01-funded pediatric physician-scientists, including the number of R01 awards granted, individuals who are awarded an R01, and their institutions, subspecialties, academic rank, leadership status, and sex, are unknown.
Good M, McElroy SJ, Berger JN, Wynn JL. Name and Characteristics of National Institutes of Health R01-Funded Pediatric Physician-ScientistsHope and Challenges for the Vanishing Pediatric Physician-Scientists. JAMA Pediatr. Published online January 16, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.4947
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