The Chronicle of Higher Education
September 23rd, 2014
The National Institutes of Health on Tuesday announced more than
$10-million in grant supplements to bring gender balance to the subjects
of medical lab work, its largest financial commitment to ending the
The awards, covering 82 recipients, come four months after the
NIH—the world’s largest provider of money for medical research—promised
to more aggressively tackle a longstanding tendency among scientists to
overwhelmingly use male animals and cells in labs.
The grant recipients, at American universities and affiliated
hospitals, represent a variety of the medical fields financed by the
NIH, and their discoveries should promote greater awareness of the value
of considering gender differences, said Janine A. Clayton, director of
the NIH’s Office of Research on Women’s Health.