The Association between Scholarly Impact and National Institutes of Health Funding in Ophthalmology – Corrected Proof

Objective: To examine whether there is an association between scholarly impact, as measured by the h-index, academic rank, and National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards in academic ophthalmology.Design: Retrospective analysis of NIH RePORTER and Scopus databases.Participants: Not applicable.Methods: Five hundred seventy-three NIH awards to 391 primary investigators (PIs) in ophthalmology departments were examined. Grant recipients were organized by academic rank, obtained from online listings, and h-index, calculated using the Scopus database. Non–NIH-funded faculty from 20 randomly chosen academic ophthalmology departments also were organized by rank and h-index for comparison with their NIH-funded colleagues.Main Outcome Measures: Scholarly impact, as measured by (Read more...)

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