By Tonia Twichell
(November 2016) When Kristin Jensen was a girl, she watched her busy biochemist mother balance her home and work life and wondered why she couldn’t take a break from her job.
“She always told me that she couldn’t do that because she would never be able to get back in,” Jensen says.
Now as a mother of two and a clinical researcher at Children’s Hospital Colorado studying medical care inequalities for patients with Down syndrome, Jensen understands.
“Now I say the same thing,” she says. “If I want to be successful in research, I can’t go less than fulltime.”
But for Jensen and other young clinical researchers who are balancing personal and professional challenges, relief has come in the form of a grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.