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Differences in Institutional Support by Sex

Emily Spears Robinson, BA1; Kaisa Elina Snellman, PhD1
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1INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France
JAMA. 2016;315(8):821. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.17145.
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To the Editor Dr Sege and colleagues1 found that junior female faculty in the biomedical field received significantly less start-up funding from their institutions than men. Assessing the validity of this finding, however, is challenging for 2 reasons: they analyzed data on grant applicants, which may not be a representative sample of junior biomedical scientists, and they did not control for scientist subfield.


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February 23, 2016
Robert D. Sege, MD, PhD; Linley Nykeil-Bub, BA; Sabrina Selk, ScD
1Medical Foundation Division, Health Resources in Action, Boston, Massachusetts
2National Institute for Child Healthcare Quality, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA. 2016;315(8):821-822. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.17148.
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