Division of Biology and Medicine
Office of Women in Medicine & Science
  • This paper showed that telomere shortening -- a biomarker of DNA aging -- is 6x higher in new doctors from the beginning to the end of their internship year compared to shortening that occurs in controls the same age? The paper, first-authored by Brown Psychiatry grad, Kathryn Ridout, MD, PhD, demonstrated that shortening was greater among those with longer work hours.