University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

About UPCI

Administration

Research Executive Advisory Committee

The Research Executive Advisory Committee is focused on research-related issues. Dr. Davidson serves as chair of this committee, which also includes UPCI leaders who have responsibilities for academic and research activities. During a weekly Research Executive Advisory Committee, a broad range of research issues are discussed, including: basic, translational, and clinical research; overall strategic planning to achieve future goals; and assessment of needs and opportunities for recruitment and infrastructure development.

Nancy E. Davidson, MD Director, UPCI and UPMC CancerCenter; Associate Vice Chancellor for Cancer Research; Hillman Professor of Oncology; Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Michael Becich, MD, PhD Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics; Professor of Pathology, Information Sciences/Telecommunications, and Clinical/Translational Sciences; Associate Director, Cancer Informatics; Associate Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Dana Bovbjerg, PhD Leader, Biobehavioral Oncology Program, UPCI; Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, and Clinical and Translational Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Adam Brufsky, MD, PhD Co-Leader, Breast Cancer Program; Associate Director, Clinical Investigation, UPCI; Associate Chief, Hematology-Oncology, UPMC; Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Edward Chu, MD Deputy Director, UPCI; Chief, Division of Hematology-Oncology; Co-Leader, Cancer Therapeutics Program, UPCI; Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Maryann Donovan, PhD, MPH Associate Director, Research Administration, UPCI; Assistant Professor of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD, FACS Chief, Division of Head and Neck Surgery; Associate Director for Translational Research; Co-Leader, Cancer Immunology Program, UPCI; Professor of Otolaryngology, Immunology, and Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pawel Kalinski, MD, PhD Professor of Surgery and Immunology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Professor of Infectious Disease and Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health; Professor of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering
Patrick Moore, MD, MPH Leader, Cancer Virology Program, UPCI; Distinguished Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics and Pittsburgh Foundation Chair in Innovative Cancer Research, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; American Cancer Society Professor
Daniel P. Normolle, PhD Director, Biostatistics Facility, UPCI; Associate Professor of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh
Shivendra V. Singh, PhD Associate Director, Basic Research, UPCI; Professor of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, and Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Bennett Van Houten, PhD Co-Leader, Molecular and Cellular Cancer Biology Program, UPCI; Richard M. Cyert Professor of Molecular Oncology, and Professor of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Jian-Min Yuan, MD, PhD Associate Director, Cancer Control and Population Sciences, UPCI; Co-Leader, Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Program, UPCI; Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health