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Membership Overview

The primary objective of the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center is to promote cross-disciplinary collaboration across the University, Cincinnati Children’s, and UC Health to enable cancer research to move fluidly and efficiently from bench to bedside. Collaboration is what will drive our vision for a center that excels in cancer care, research, training, and community impact. Our membership program will help achieve this objective by coordinating cancer research under one administrative umbrella and providing the infrastructure and support researchers need for effective collaboration. 

All University of Cincinnati faculty with an interest in cancer research, prevention, and care are encouraged to apply.

Membership in the Cancer Center affords clinicians and scientists access to internal pilot funding opportunities, core research facilities privileges at UC and Cincinnati Children’s, networking and professional development events, and communications and community outreach support.

Member Types

Research Members

Research Members must be full-time faculty members with a commitment to cancer research and meet one of the following criteria:

Research Members must be full-time faculty members with a commitment to cancer research and meet one of the following criteria: 

  • Serves as Principal Investigator (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:
    1. PI of interventional cancer trial that is investigator-initiated and institutionally funded OR
    2. 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
    3. Site PI of a multi-site trial initiated by an investigator at another center OR
    4. 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
  • 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: 
    1. Pathway towards acquiring sustained cancer-relevant, peer-reviewed extramural research grants, OR
    2. Similar pathway for becoming a clinical research leader as defined above

Associate 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 to 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.

Benefits of Membership

  • Eligibility to compete for UCCC pilot project funding from the Cancer Center
  • Access to the University of Cincinnati 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 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 Administrative Core Office and feedback received from current members.

Apply for Membership

To apply for membership to the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center click the link below to fill out an application. The administrative team, program leads, and the director will review the application and you will be notified via email about the status of your membership.

Click here to apply to become a UCCC member


Contact Us

University of Cincinnati
Cancer Center

231 Albert Sabin Way, Suite 2005
Cincinnati, OH 45267
Phone: 513-558-2177
Fax: 513-558-2666