- •The scope of endocrine surgery-related research has increased over the last decade.
- •Academic pursuit by endocrine surgeons continues to thrive in the United States.
- •These surgeons held grants with broad aims and scope beyond endocrine surgery.
We evaluate National Institutes of Health (NIH) data to describe endocrine surgical research performed by surgeons in the United States.
An internal NIH database was queried for endocrine surgery-related grants awarded to surgeons in 2010, 2015, and 2020. The grants were then compared based on cost, grant type, research type, and endocrine topic.
Eighteen grants ($6.4 M) focused on endocrine surgery-related research topics were identified in 2020, 17 ($7.3 M) in 2015, and 11 ($3.8 M) in 2010. In 2020, 14 grants were basic science and 4 were clinical outcomes, and pancreatic endocrine disease and thyroid disease each comprised 6 grants. R01 and R21 grants comprised 10 (55.6%) of the grants in 2020, compared to 10 (58.5%) in 2015 and 8 (72.7%) in 2010, while K08 and K23 grants increased to 4 (22.2%) in 2020 from 2 (11.8%) in 2015 and none in 2010.
There were more K-awards focused on endocrine surgery-related research in 2020 compared to 2015 and 2010, suggesting the pipeline is growing.
Abbreviations:NIH National Institutes of Health (PI Principal Investigator)
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Published online: October 07, 2022
Accepted: October 5, 2022
Received in revised form: August 31, 2022
Received: June 10, 2022
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