Young scientists can easily be overwhelmed in the field of research without proper support. Funding from national-level sources is very competitive, and pilot funds are often the way many young researchers begin their careers.

Tiffany Carson, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Preventive Medicine, was fortunate enough to receive funding in 2013 from a pilot program sponsored by The Young Supporters Board of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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