The Principal Investigator (PI) Committee of the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group is one of two committees that govern the Group under the leadership of the Group Co-Chairs (the other is the Executive Committee). The PI Committee sets Group policy, approves new members, approves principal investigators at member institutions, participates in annual reviews of member institutions, and approves changes to the constitution when necessary. It also elects Group Co-Chairs, as needed, through its Nominating Committee.

1Definition of Institution
Constitution Article IV Section 6: An institution is defined as any academic program, hospital, health system, or consortium, including but not limited to a NCI-designated Lead Academic Performance Site (LAPS), other academic-based institution, NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP), or other community-based program or component. An institution may be associated with any of the membership classifications and may participate in the activities of the Group after all regulatory and ECOG-ACRIN requirements have been fulfilled.
1Voting Privileges
Each voting member institution has a single vote on the Principal Investigator Committee, cast by its designated principal investigator (PI). The entire Affiliate Member classification has a single vote, cast by an investigator chosen by the Affiliate Members. Once voted in, individuals may serve as long as the member institution designates them to do so, and provided that the institution remains in good standing. Institutional members with voting privileges must remain in good standing through ECOG-ACRINโ€™s annual merit-based institutional evaluation process.

Roster of Voting Members


Group Co-Chair

Peter J. Oโ€™Dwyer, MD

University of Pennsylvania and the Abramson Cancer Center
Biography

Group Co-Chair

Mitchell D. Schnall, MD, PhD

University of Pennsylvania
Biography

Group Statistician, Therapeutics

Robert J. Gray, PhD

Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
Biography

Group Statistician,
Imaging

Constantine A. Gatsonis, PhD

Brown University
Biography


Representative for Affiliate Members

Matthias Weiss, MD

Wisconsin NCORP/
ThedaCare
Biography (to come)

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Aurora NCORP

Thomas J. Saphner, MD

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 1979 Biography

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Glenn J. Bubley, MD

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 1997
Biography

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Cancer Research Consortium of West Michigan NCORP

Kathleen J. Yost, MD, BS

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 1996
Biography

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Cancer Research of Wisconsin and Northern Michigan Consortium NCORP

Brian L. Burnette, MD

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 1983
Biography

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Cancer Trials Ireland

Sean R. (Ray) McDermott, MD

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 2009
Biography

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Case Western Reserve University/Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Paolo F. Caimi, MD

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 1971
Biography

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City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center

Stanley R. Hamilton, MD

Scientific Member
Year Institution Joined: 2020
Biography

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Cornell University

Ari M. Melnick, MD

Scientific Member
Year Institution Joined: 2012
Biography

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Dartmouth College/
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Keisuke Shirai, MD, MSc

Scientific Member
Year Institution Joined: 2012
Biography

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Delaware/Christiana Care NCORP

Gregory A. Masters, MD

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 1998
Biography

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Duke University/Duke Cancer Institute

Daniel P. Barboriak, MD

Scientific Member
Year Institution Joined: 2012
Biography

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Emory University/Winship Cancer Institute

Charles A. Staley III, MD

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 1986
Biography

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Essentia Health NCORP

Bret E. Friday, MD

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 1983
Biography

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Fox Chase Cancer Center

PI in Transition

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 1971
Biography

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Georgia NCORP

Guilherme Cantuรกria, MD, PhD

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 1993
Biography

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Gulf South Minority Underserved NCORP

Augusto C. Ochoa, MD

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 1986
Biography

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Heartland Cancer Research NCORP

Bryan A. Faller, MD

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 1998
Biography

 

Indiana University/Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center

Kathy D. Miller, MD

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 1986
Biography

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Johns Hopkins University/The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Julie R. Brahmer, MD

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 1970
Biography

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Lankenau Medical Center

Paul B. Gilman, MD

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 1973
Biography

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Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Lecia V. Sequist, MD

Scientific Member
Year Institution Joined: 2012
Biography

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Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

Thomas M. Habermann, MD

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 1972
Biography

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Christopher E. Comstock, MD

Scientific Member
Year Institution Joined: 2012
Biography

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Metro Minnesota Community Oncology Research Consortium NCORP

David M. King, MD

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 2003
Biography

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Mount Sinai Health System/The Tisch Cancer Institute

Joseph A. Sparano, MD

Scientific Member
Year Institution Joined: 2012
Biography

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New York University/
NYU Langone Perlmutter Cancer Center

Catherine S. Diefenbach, MD

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 2007
Biography

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Northwestern University/
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center

Al B. Benson III, MD

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 1973
Biography

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Oncosalud Peru

Carlos S. Vallejos, MD

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 2009
Biography

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Pacific Cancer Research Consortium NCORP

Charles W. Drescher, MD

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 2015
Biography

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Penn State Cancer Institute

Cristina I. Truica, MD

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 2002
Biography

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Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Howard S. Hochster, MD

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 1996
Biography

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Southeast Clinical Oncology Research Consortium NCORP

Judith O. Hopkins, MD

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 2020
Biography

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Stanford University/
Stanford Cancer Institute

Melinda L. Telli, MD

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 1990
Biography

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The University of Iowa/Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center

PI in Transition

Scientific Member
Year Institution Joined: 2013
Biography (to come)

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The University of Texas/MD Anderson Cancer Center

PI in Transition

Scientific Member
Year Institution Joined: 2012


The University of Texas Southwestern/Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center

David E. Gerber, MD

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 2010
Biography

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Thomas Jefferson University/Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

Edith P. Mitchell, MD

Deceased 01/21/24
In Memoriam
(PI in Transition)

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 2012

University of Alabama/UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center

Erica Stringer-Reasor, MD

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 2001
Biography

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University of California, Los Angeles/Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Zev A. Wainberg, MD

Scientific Member
Year Institution Joined: 2013
Biography

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University of Kansas Cancer Center - MCA Rural Minority Underserved NCORP

Information to come

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University of Miami/
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Chukwuemeka V. Ikpeazu, Sr., MD, PhD, MBA

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 2005
Biography

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University of Michigan/UM Comprehensive Cancer Center

Ruth C. Carlos, MD

Scientific Member
Year Institution Joined: 2012
Biography

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University of Pittsburgh/
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

John M. Kirkwood, MD

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 1973
Biography

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University of Pennsylvania/Abramson Cancer Center

Jennifer R. Eads, MD

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 1972
Biography

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University of Rochester/
Wilmot Cancer Institute

Carla I. Falkson, MD

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 2020
Biography

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University of Virginia/UVA Cancer Center

David H. Schiff, MD

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 2012
Biography

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University of Wisconsin/UW Carbone Cancer Center

Kari B. Wisinski, MD

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 1976
Biography

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Upstate Carolina Consortium Community Oncology Research Program

Information to come

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Vanderbilt University/
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Jordan D. Berlin, MD

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 1986
Biography

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Wake Forest University/
Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University

PI in transition

Scientific Member
Year Institution Joined: 2012
Biography (to come)

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Washington University at St. Louis/Siteman Cancer Center

Barry A. Siegel, MD

Scientific Member
Year Institution Joined: 2012
Biography

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Wayne State University/
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

Anthony F. Shields MD, PhD

Scientific Member
Year Institution Joined: 2012
Biography

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Wisconsin NCORP

Kurt R. Oettel, MD

Standing Member
Year Institution Joined: 1990
Biography

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