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June 30, 2021

Considerations for Reducing Bias While Addressing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Academic Surgery

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio
JAMA Surg. 2021;156(10):990-991. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.2325

To the Editor We would like to thank Lewit et al for their Research Letter, “Association of Sex and Race/Ethnicity With National Institutes of Health Funding of Surgeon-Scientists”1 for addressing the urgent issue of disparities in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. There is a continued need for such investigations to illuminate the unique challenges faced by underrepresented and/or marginalized surgeon-scientists as they progress through academic surgery.2,3

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