The American Cancer Society has awarded UC Irvine a three-year, $300,000 Institutional Research Grant to allow junior faculty members, including those newly recruited, the opportunity to establish new cancer research projects. In addition, the Office of Research and the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center will contribute $180,000 to the effort. Les Redpath (pictured), principal investigator for the grant and a professor of radiation oncology, says the funding will support a minimum of four new projects annually. Any cancer-related research by an eligible UCI faculty member will be considered for funding; a call for proposals will go out Jan. 1. The grants, Redpath adds, will help foster new research and can be a valuable recruiting tool for new faculty members.