Research Member: This category describes UK faculty
actively conducting basic, translational, clinical or population-based cancer
research. Research members will meet at least one of the following criteria:
investigators on cancer-related, peer-reviewed grants from external agencies.
investigators with a major scientific leadership role in the Markey Cancer Center.
funded and productive senior investigators who no longer have external funding,
but remain productive and are seeking support. The period of time without
external, peer-reviewed funding should not exceed two years.
members are expected to have recent cancer-related publications in
peer-reviewed journals, actively participate in one of the Markey Cancer Center
research programs, and use MCC shared resource facilities.
Member: This category describes UK faculty who meet at least one of
the following criteria:
investigators (within the first five years of their first academic appointment)
who are performing cancer-related research and are in the process of seeking
external research funding but are not yet independently funded.
with effort on peer-reviewed cancer-related grants from external
agencies who provide unique expertise to the scientific activities of the
- Principal investigators on externally funded career development awards, contracts from external agencies, non-peer-reviewed grants, or MCC internal seed grants.
- Clinical researchers without funding on extramural grants but who serve as principal investigator of national or local investigator-initiated clinical trials or play a significant role in the accrual of MCC patients to clinical cancer trials (e.g., institutional principal investigator for national cooperative group or industry-sponsored trials) or play a national leadership role in an NCI-sponsored cooperative group.
research members are expected to be active participants in Markey Cancer Center research
programs and activities and utilize MCC shared resource
Definition of Peer-Reviewed Research
To be considered a peer-reviewed project
or study, the responsible reviewing/funding agency or organization should meet
the general National Institutes of Health (NIH) standards of peer-review and
funding. These include meeting three criteria:
- A peer-review
system which uses primarily external reviewers and is free of
- A ranking or
rating system in the review process based on the scientific merit of the
- A funding
system based primarily on the peer-review ranking or rating of the
Examples of Peer-Reviewing Agencies
- Food and Drug
- Howard Hughes
Research Foundation of America
Foundation for AIDS Research
- Army, DOD,
DOE, DOA and CDC cancer relevant grants equal to NIH R01 in funding
Institute for Cancer Research
- Agency for
Health Care Policy Research
Office of the Veterans Administration
- Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation