TABLE 5-2Predictor, Estimated Relative Rate (RR) and t-Statistic for Null

PredictorRelative Ratet-statistic
Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology+1-------
Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering1.172.26
Cell and Developmental Biology1.162.44
Genetics and Genomics1.091.09
Immunology and Infectious Diseases1.323.56
Integrated Biological and Biomedical Sciences0.97−0.42
 Neuroscience and Neurobiology1.253.45
 Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Environmental Health1.486.08
URM Faculty Fraction2.963.160
 Research Productivity1.00151.73

NOTE: RR=1 from log-linear regression of the number of URM PhD students on the indicators of field; biochemistry, biophysics, and structural biology is the reference program with RR assigned to be 1.0, fraction of URM (0–1), and for the 5th percentile of the research productivity (0–100).

From: 5, Representation of Underrepresented Minorities

Cover of Research-Doctorate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences
Research-Doctorate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences: Selected Findings from the NRC Assessment.
National Research Council (US) An Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs: Panel on the Biomedical Sciences; Lorden JF, Kuh CV, Voytuk JA, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011.
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