Author Response: Leadership, Recognition Awards, and Publication by Men and Women in the American Academy of Neurology

We thank Dr. Silver and colleagues for responding to our article.1 They have identified an important gap between men and women in neurology, at least as represented in the AAN.2 We agree, also, with their conclusion that for studies to be fully compared, there needs to be a detailed parsing of parameters and criteria, with similarity in focus and aims. Our studies differ in important ways, and although we used their study as a comparator—it being an important prior contribution—we certainly did not mean to misrepresent their findings. We appreciate their pointing out important differences, for this is the way science advances. In future, we hope that disparity studies will be able to address more fully the issues raised.

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