Characterization of a Clinician–Scientist Cohort in Ophthalmology: A Demographic Analysis of K Grant Awardees in Ophthalmology – Corrected Proof

Objective: To analyze ophthalmologists who are National Institutes of Health (NIH) K grant awardees to characterize clinician–scientists in ophthalmology.Design: Cohort study.Participants: Ophthalmologists who have received a K award from 1996 through 2010.Methods: K08 and K23 grant awardees were identified through the NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporter database. Information including gender, institution, educational degrees, and success in obtaining an R01 grant was analyzed.Main Outcome Measures: Receipt of an R01 grant.Results: One hundred five ophthalmologists were identified who received K08 or K23 grants from the National Eye Institute from 1996 through 2010. Overall, 75% of these were male, although 43% of K awardees (Read more...)

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