The University of Cincinnati Cancer Center’s (UCCC) membership program is open to all University of Cincinnati (UC) faculty with interest in cancer research, prevention, and care.
The UCCC’s membership program will help promote cross disciplinary collaboration with other cancer researchers throughout the entire UC campus, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), and UC Health to enable UCCC members' research to move fluidly from bench to bedside. This collaboration will help drive our vision for a center that excels in cancer care, research, training, and community impact.
Membership in the UCCC affords clinicians and scientists access to internal pilot funding opportunities, core research facilities privileges at UC and CCHMC, networking and professional development events, and communications and community outreach support.
Become a Member
To apply for membership to the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center click the link below to fill out an application. The UCCC administrative team, UCCC program leads, and the director will review the application and you will be notified via email about the status of your membership.
Benefits of UCCC Membership include:
- Eligibility to compete for UCCC pilot project funding
- Access to the UCCC Clinical Trials Office
- Marketing, communications and public relations strategy support and promotion across the media spectrum for successful research initiatives, accomplishments, publications, etc.
- Potential assistance with large multi-department and institutional grant submissions, such as P01, P50, etc. as resources permit
- Priority access to limited capacity UCCC-sponsored retreats, lectures, seminars, and journal clubs
- Collaborative opportunities to partner with members who can translate bench discoveries into clinical trial
Additional benefits will evolve with the development of the UCCC Administrative Core Office and Shared Resources, implementation of UCCC's Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) recommendations, as well as feedback received from UCCC members once formal membership in Research Programs and supporting activities grow.
UCCC membership level will be recommended by UCCC's scientific leadership and confirmed by the UCCC scientific director during the application review process. Applicants will be notified via email of their membership status and level.
The following membership criteria outlines current expectations and eligibility for UCCC Research and Associate Research Members. Research Members are reviewed annually over a 3-year period to ensure adequate progress towards sustained funding and scientific contribution.
Associate Research Members
Associate Research Members must be full-time faculty members and meet one of the following criteria:
- Expresses interest in cancer and has dedicated faculty effort assigned to research, but does not yet have externally funded cancer-related grants or clinical trials, publications, etc., OR
- Engages actively in the continuum of cancer care and survivorship, plays a leadership role (e.g., physician leader) that is critical to the success of the center, or contributes on cancer-relevant catchment issues (incidence, mortality, cancer disparities, etc.) but does not have a cancer scientific research program focus and contributes to cancer programmatic efforts in other important, supportive ways.
Research Members must be full-time faculty members with a commitment to cancer research and meet one of the following criteria:
- Serves as PI, Co-PI, or Project Leader of cancer-relevant, peer-reviewed extramural research grants and/or team science investigator (i.e., radiology, pathology, biostatistician) who is typically listed as co-investigator with effort
- Functions as a leader in cancer clinical research, such as:
- PI of interventional cancer trial that is investigator-initiated and institutionally funded OR
- PI of an industry-sponsored trial or institutional trial for which the member was a primary scientific contributor to the trial’s design, implementation, and monitoring OR
- Site PI of a multi-site trial initiated by an investigator at another center OR
- Holds national leadership position in NCI National Clinical Trials Network studies (National PI or Study Chair, PI on U10 grant, NCTN (or nationally recognized consortium) Committee Chair
- Holds a significant leadership role within UCCC, including: Research Program Leaders, members of center advisory committees such as Scientific Advisory Council or Clinical Advisory Council, and Shared Resource Directors
- Represents a new faculty recruitment or early career, cancer-focused investigator (usually in a cancer-related department/division/etc. or in a clearly defined cancer-relevant faculty research position in another academic unit) on a:
- Pathway towards acquiring sustained cancer-relevant, peer-reviewed extramural research grants, OR
- Similar pathway for becoming a clinical research leader as defined above
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