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.