This is a block grant which will provide small pilot grants to new faculty to enable these beginning investigators to generate sufficient data in their new laboratories to make them competitive for national research grants. Dr. Gerold Bepler, Karmanos President and CEO, is the Principal Investigator for this award and will manage a local review committee to evaluate and prioritize pilot grant applications from new faculty members at Wayne State University. We will post information about the pilot grants after they have been awarded.