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Female surgeon scientists claim more than their share of research grants

Female surgeon scientists claim more than their share of research grants
While their ranks in academic surgery may be not be robust, women surgeons are holding their own when it comes to surgical research, securing a greater percentage of National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants than their numbers suggest. However, their overall numbers remain low and academic medicine still needs to do more to encourage this emerging generation of surgeon scientists, according to authors of a new study of surgical research who report their findings in an "article in press" on the Journal of the American College of Surgeons website ahead of print.