Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Julie Gerberding prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington. Gerberding, now president of Merck & Co.'s vaccine unit, commenting on a study about medical salary inequities published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, says women tend to be less aggressive at self-promoting than men, a possible reason top women researchers get paid substantially less than their male counterparts.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Julie Gerberding prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington. Gerberding, now president of Merck & Co.'s vaccine unit, commenting on a study about medical salary inequities published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, says women tend to be less aggressive at self-promoting than men, a possible reason top women researchers get paid substantially less than their male counterparts.
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published Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
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CHICAGO — Women physician-scientists are paid much less than their male counterparts, researchers found, with a salary difference that over the course of a career could pay for a college education, a spacious house, or a retirement nest egg.

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