Keeping clinicians in research The Clinical Research Reproductive Scientist Training Program CREST strategy 2006 2012

Combining clinical practice with clinical research has been, and continues to be, a major challenge (1). Although the need for translational and clinical research has increased, the resources and the percent of physicians with federal funding for research have diminished. In 1998, 36.1% of M.D.-only physicians who applied for National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants were awarded funding, compared with 26.3% in 2011 (2). The competition for research grants is due partly to shrinking research dollars and partly to the increase in grant applications by Ph.D.s.

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Rebecca S. Usadi, M.D., Ruben Alvero, M.D., Alicia Y. Armstrong, M.D., M.H.S.C.R., Robert W. Rebar, M.D., Alan H. DeCherney, M.D., Yvonne T. Maddox, Ph.D.

Volume 102, Issue 6, Pages 1542–1544

Abstract

Combining clinical practice with clinical research has been, and continues to be, a major challenge (1). Although the need for translational and clinical research has increased, the resources and the percent of physicians with federal funding for research have diminished. In 1998, 36.1% of M.D.-only physicians who applied for National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants were awarded funding, compared with 26.3% in 2011 (2). The competition for research grants is due partly to shrinking research dollars and partly to the increase in grant applications by Ph.D.s.

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