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NIH-Backed Study Examined Effects of Size of Male Genitalia in Gay Community

This source  and subject of this post is rated PG13, at least, even though I’ve cleaned up the title a bit.

There is a bit of scientific knowledge gained: an association with size and rate of STD’s. However, in medicine, I was taught that we probably shouldn’t measure test if there is no treatable condition involves.

It appears that the stipend for a post-doctoral fellow (someone who has already finished his Ph.D, but is doing further research under the supervision of a professor or committee, was covered by the National Institute of Health (the NIH), as some part of a large grant which was then awarded to subsidiaries:

“Those researchers then compiled data from a survey of more than 1,000 gay and bisexual men at events in New York City for the gay community.

     ”    . . . . But one of the researchers involved with the report told FoxNews.com that NIH funding was only used to help “analyze and write up” data that had already been collected without the use of taxpayer funds.  

“The data were not collected using taxpayer funds,” Jeffrey Parsons, a professor with Hunter College, said in an email. “NIH funds were not used to measure anyone’s penis size.” 

“This study was funded by the Hunter College Center for HIV/AIDS Education Studies and Training,” the National Institutes of Health said. “Dr. Christian Grov was supported as a postdoctoral research fellow at the time the research was conducted by a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)-funded training grant.”

Some one does need to to take a closer look at the subsequent uses of NIH grants, after they leave the NIH. Perhaps the judgement of the tenured advisers of Dr. Grov should be questioned.
I’ve had friends who went the Ph.D route and I know that Post-Docs are usually underpaid and just looking for the niche that will get them a good teaching post somewhere or allow them to write their book.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/07/18/nih-backed-study-examined-effects-penis-size-in-gay-community/#ixzz1TAtGrXUs

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