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Research Letter
December 9, 2020

Association of Sex and Race/Ethnicity With National Institutes of Health Funding of Surgeon-Scientists

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Pediatric Surgery, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis
  • 2Children’s Foundation Research Institute, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee
  • 3Department of Pediatric Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston
  • 4Department of Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • 5Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
JAMA Surg. 2021;156(2):195-197. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.5016

Broad disparities in receipt of National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant funding1 are increasingly recognized within academic surgery. The field has fewer women and underrepresented minority (URM) group members than men and White individuals,2 potentially increasing disparities. This study sought to examine the associations of sex, race, and ethnicity with receiving NIH funding by surgeons.

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