While a graduate student at the University of Michigan, April Effort found herself enthralled by her molecular biology research, yet dispirited by the seemingly sluggish pace at which scientific discoveries translate to "actually helping people," she says.

"Being at the bench, sometimes it moves so slow, so incremental," Effort says. "I wanted to be part of translating things that would help treat disease or fix problems."

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