UC Davis this year is giving not one but two Early Career Faculty Awards for Creativity and Innovation. The recipients each receive $40,000 to support their research proposals. Dr. Lillian Cruz-Orengo was selected as one of the recipients. This is the second round of this award program, funded by an endowment from anonymous donors. The fund provides one award per year to a nontenured, ladder-track member of the UC Davis faculty — an up-and-coming faculty member who exhibits great promise as a creator and innovator in his or her research.