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President Raynard S. Kington comments on study about race and gender bias

Raynard Kington, a former NIH deputy director and a co-author of the Ginther study, says the UW team’s strategy was “reasonable.” But changing only the names leaves out other information that could influence a reviewer to discriminate against a black investigator, such as where they were trained. “A name is just one factor among many ways in which your race and gender are embedded in everything you do,” says Kington, who is now president of Grinnell College in Iowa.

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