Navigation Links
Virginia Tech adjunct and colleagues refute a study on 'racial bias' report in NIH awards
Date:1/31/2013

pools of faculty members based on such statistics as co-authorship of papers, journal impact factors, and citations to their papers, and evaluated scientific productivity.

Initial data were consistent with that obtained by Ginther and her colleagues in the paper in Science. Interestingly, when the "total grant amounts and the number of funded projects were racial-group-wise normalized" based on the individual scientific publication measures, "the NIH review process does not appear biased against black faculty members," Wang and his co-authors asserted.

"When the totals and numbers were normalized by the productivity measure in terms of the journals' reputations index, the ratios between black and white faculty members neared parity," Wang reiterated.

Wang added that his team's mathematical approach, outlined in their journal paper, can be applied beyond the study presented and used for additional academic evaluation in the teamwork context. Wang is now a chaired professor of engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

According to the article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, the NIH had an advisory committee perform an analysis of its grant-making processes. One result was the consideration of a pilot program that would force reviewers to evaluate grant applications without knowing who submitted them as one way to eliminate any perception of bias in its grant-making process.


'/>"/>

Contact: Lynn Nystrom
tansy@vt.edu
540-231-4371
Virginia Tech
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Virginia Tech announces 2012 football helmet ratings; 2 more added to the 5-star mark
2. Biology professor secures grant to save West Virginias primary natural history collection
3. Virginia Tech and University of Tuscia lead team to unravel origin of devastating kiwifruit bacterium
4. Scientific meeting at Virginia Tech will make more than $2 million economic impact
5. Old deeds, witness trees offer glimpse of pre-settlement forest in West Virginia
6. TESARO and Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center announce first patient in clinical trial of TSR-011
7. Virginia Tech computer scientists develop new way to study molecular networks
8. Virginia Woolf and Neuropsychiatry
9. Virginia Tech expands sports concussion-risk studies to include hockey and baseball
10. Study by UC Santa Barbara researchers suggests that bacteria communicate by touch
11. Law that regulates shark fishery is too liberal: UBC study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Virginia Tech adjunct and colleagues refute a study on 'racial bias' report in NIH awards
(Date:4/1/2015)... Medisafe ™, the leading global medication management platform with ... Android smartphones and tablets, announces today that ... allow patients to track and correlate their adherence directly ... be able to visualize in real-time how taking medication ... glucose levels and blood pressure. "Patients need ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... 26, 2015 Research and Markets ( ... "Global Gesture Recognition Market in Automotive Sector 2014-2018" ... the Global Gesture Recognition market in Automotive Sector to ... 2013-2018. Gesture recognition is the ability of ... of an individual. Gesture recognition technology can be 2D-based ...
(Date:3/24/2015)... DUBLIN , Mar. 24, 2015 Research and Markets ... "Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report" report ... for Face and Voice Biometrics in US$ Thousands by the following ... analytics for the US, Canada , ... , Middle East & ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Medisafe Announces Launch of Biometric Integration, Enabling Patients to Stay Adherent to Their Meds and See Tangible Health Results 2Global Gesture Recognition Market in Automotive Sector Report 2015 - Growing Number of Partnerships 2Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 2Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 3Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 4Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 5Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 6
... stand out and attract mates, according to a new study ... Seville, Spain, and colleagues. Their research is the first to ... secretions of their uropygial gland for cosmetic reasons. The uropygial ... and is situated near the base of the tail. The ...
... may have a negative effect on Sweden,s golden eagles. ... the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) are trapping ... The satellite transmitters emit a signal once an ... with a picture of how the birds use the ...
... Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI ... contract by the U. S. Department of Defense (DoD), Biometrics ... to the U.S. Central Command,s (USCENTCOM) area of ... period of performance, two one year options and a total ...
Cached Biology News:Beauty from the bottom up 2Golden eagles studied by satellite 2SAIC Awarded $23 Million Task Order by Defense Biometrics Identity Management Agency 2
(Date:5/4/2015)... May 4, 2015  Soligenix, Inc. (OTCQB: SNGX) (Soligenix ... that address unmet medical needs in the areas of ... be presenting preclinical data from three of its biodefense ... and Technology Conference on May 12-14, 2015 to be ... Convention Plaza, St. Louis MO ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... WASHINGTON , May 4, 2015   ... announced updated interim data from Tocagen,s ongoing investigational ... Satellite Symposium of the American Association of Neurological ... Tumors, held May 1-2, 2015, in ... the company held a meeting with FDA and ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... 04, 2015 Marianjoy Rehabilitation ... with arm and hand impairments by acquiring the ... Oakbrook Terrace network site. , Secured through grant ... a highly-regarded treatment option for patients with upper ... Marianjoy becomes one of just four Illinois providers ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... MINNEAPOLIS, MN , May 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - ... company producing sustainable chemicals, today announced that it has priced ... common stock at a price of $9.00 per share, ... option to purchase up to an additional 585,000 shares ... Company will be $35.1 million.  The offering is expected to ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Soligenix Announces Presentation and Poster at the 2015 Chemical and Biological Defense Science and Technology Conference in St. Louis, MO 2Soligenix Announces Presentation and Poster at the 2015 Chemical and Biological Defense Science and Technology Conference in St. Louis, MO 3Soligenix Announces Presentation and Poster at the 2015 Chemical and Biological Defense Science and Technology Conference in St. Louis, MO 4Soligenix Announces Presentation and Poster at the 2015 Chemical and Biological Defense Science and Technology Conference in St. Louis, MO 5Soligenix Announces Presentation and Poster at the 2015 Chemical and Biological Defense Science and Technology Conference in St. Louis, MO 6Soligenix Announces Presentation and Poster at the 2015 Chemical and Biological Defense Science and Technology Conference in St. Louis, MO 7Soligenix Announces Presentation and Poster at the 2015 Chemical and Biological Defense Science and Technology Conference in St. Louis, MO 8Soligenix Announces Presentation and Poster at the 2015 Chemical and Biological Defense Science and Technology Conference in St. Louis, MO 9Soligenix Announces Presentation and Poster at the 2015 Chemical and Biological Defense Science and Technology Conference in St. Louis, MO 10Soligenix Announces Presentation and Poster at the 2015 Chemical and Biological Defense Science and Technology Conference in St. Louis, MO 11Soligenix Announces Presentation and Poster at the 2015 Chemical and Biological Defense Science and Technology Conference in St. Louis, MO 12Tocagen Presents Updated Interim Survival Data from Ongoing Clinical Studies at American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Section on Tumors 2Tocagen Presents Updated Interim Survival Data from Ongoing Clinical Studies at American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Section on Tumors 3Tocagen Presents Updated Interim Survival Data from Ongoing Clinical Studies at American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Section on Tumors 4Tocagen Presents Updated Interim Survival Data from Ongoing Clinical Studies at American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Section on Tumors 5Marianjoy Acquires Armeo®Spring Arm and Hand Rehabilitation Exoskeleton at Oakbrook Terrace Facility 2BioAmber Inc. Announces Pricing Of $35.1 Million Registered Offering 2BioAmber Inc. Announces Pricing Of $35.1 Million Registered Offering 3
... 10, 2012 iBio, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: IBIO) announced ... units at $0.65 per unit for gross proceeds of approximately ... stock and 0.75 of a warrant to purchase one share ... of $0.88 per share, will be exercisable beginning one year ...
... Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ... momentum in global adoption of its CyberKnife® Robotic ... the company,s footprint in the large and growing radiation ... long-term growth strategy, was presented yesterday by Accuray ...
... 10, 2012   BioLife Solutions Inc. (OTCBB: BLFS), a ... and cryopreservation freeze media for cells and ... and full calendar year 2011. Highlights include: , Sixth ... revenue of $809,000, up 13% over the third quarter and ...
Cached Biology Technology:iBio, Inc. Prices $10 Million Public Offering 2iBio, Inc. Prices $10 Million Public Offering 3iBio, Inc. Prices $10 Million Public Offering 4Accuray Surpasses 600 Installations Globally 2Accuray Surpasses 600 Installations Globally 3BioLife Solutions 2011 Revenue Up 33% 2BioLife Solutions 2011 Revenue Up 33% 3
... The MONOLIGHT 3096 Microplate Luminometer ... chemi- and bioluminescence and for,all measurements ... microplates,i.e. for reactions where the light ... of time, as well as for ...
... new Adept CE 4100 high pressure ... flow precision, with software drive compensation, reducing ... 0.001-10mL/min are selectable in 0.001mL steps. , ... inert and bio-compatible., Pumps may be programmed ...
High affinity antibodies recognizes HSP70 protein from human cardiac tissue. Could be used for Westerb blotting application, ELISA....
Recommended for use as a cell culture substratum at 0.1-0.2 mg/cm 2 or 5-10 μl/cm 2 . Optimal concentration depends on cell type as well as the application or research objectives. Type B...
Biology Products: