University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

Membership

Criteria and Qualifications

Membership Criteria

  • Academic and/or medical affiliations:
    • Faculty member of the University of Pittsburgh, OR
    • Medical staff member at UPMC or UPMC CancerCenter network sites.
  • An active professional commitment to participate in cancer research, treatment, patient care, and/or education.
  • One of the following:
    • Principal investigator and/or co-principal investigator on peer-reviewed,
      cancer-relevant grants, OR
    • Clinical Investigator who is PI of UPCI clinical trials or actively involved in translational research, OR
    • Newly recruited faculty member in his/her initial period of appointment
      (usually three (5) years), OR
    • Established faculty member who has moved into cancer research
      in the last three (3) years

Responsibilities of Members

  1. Secure funding as principal investigator and/or co-principal investigator on peer-reviewed, cancer-relevant grants (participate in UPCI-administered program project grants, multidisciplinary program grants (e.g., SPOREs), cancer-relevant predoctoral/postdoctoral training grants, or other individual investigator-initiated funding for cancer related projects)
  2. Inform the Director and/or Program Leader of cancer-related intramural research proposals and/or extramural grant applications in which you are, or plan to be, participating in order to facilitate UPCI's planning
  3. Play a significant role in implementing research and/or cancer control research studies and in presenting local and regional UPCI educational programs
  4. Publish peer-reviewed articles on cancer-relevant topics
  5. Acknowledge UPCI (and UPCI Shared Resources, if applicable) and the Cancer Center Support Grant (P30CA047904) in cancer-related publications and presentations, at national and international meetings, through listings in brochures or abstracts, and in listings of institutional affiliations.
  6. Work with other UPCI investigators in a collaborative manner to develop and participate in the research, education and service missions of UPCI
  7. Actively participate in meetings and other activities of your designated UPCI program (see list below)
  8. Participate in the UPCI Annual Scientific Retreat and other UPCI-sponsored or -affiliated events
  9. Serve on UPCI program and review committees if requested (for your designated program)

UPCI Programs

Breast and Ovarian Cancer Program
Biobehavioral Oncology Program
Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Program
Cancer Immunology Program
Cancer Therapeutics Program (includes GI, GU, and Liver)
Cancer Virology Program
Head and Neck Cancer Program
Lung Cancer Program
Melanoma Program
Molecular and Cellular Cancer Biology Program

Review of Membership

Program member lists are reviewed annually by Program Leaders, who will make recommendations to the Research Executive Advisory Committee and the UPCI Director regarding continuation of membership. The Membership Responsibilities described above will be utilized for the review. While members may not meet all of the criteria in any given review period, it is expected that the member will meet the majority of the criteria. Discontinuation of membership generally signifies cessation of productive research that fits into the programmatic goals of UPCI.