Interdisciplinary Collaboration

As the panel presentations demonstrated, there are commonalities and shared factors across different clinical conditions with respect to sex differences. Given limited funds, participants suggested that one way to have a greater impact is to target funding toward those commonalities. One way is to encourage interdisciplinary cooperation through Requests for Applications. This would not need to be a large multicenter effort, but could be two researchers from different disciplines who are working in collaboration. A participant noted that the NIH interdisciplinary programs are intended to do this.

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