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 ECOG-ACRIN constitution when necessary. It also elects Group Co-Chairs, as needed, through its Nominating Committee.

Each academic-based member institution (see Main Members) has a single vote on the PI Committee, cast by the principal investigator. An NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) can be allocated a single vote, cast by the principal investigator if it meets merit-based criteria through ECOG-ACRIN’s institutional evaluation process. Voting terms are unlimited; individuals serve as long as the member institution designates them to do so, and provided that the institution remains in good standing (see Membership section).

The entire Affiliate Member classification has a single vote, cast by an investigator chosen by the Affiliate Members. That individual’s term is unlimited.

Principal Investigator (PI) Committee – Roster of Voting Members

Group Co-Chairs

PI Committee Co-Chair

 

Peter J. O’Dwyer, MD
University of Pennsylvania/Abramson Cancer Center
Charles A. Staley III, MD

PI Committee Co-Chair

 

Mitchell D. Schnall, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania/Abramson Cancer Center

Group Statisticians

Robert J. Gray, PhD
Robert J. Gray, PhD
Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center*

 

Constantine A. Gatsonis, PhD
Constantine A. Gatsonis, PhD
Brown University

 

Representative for Affiliate Members

Gary I. Cohen, MD
Matthias Weiss, MD, PhD
ThedaCare Cancer Center
Institution Member Type: Affiliate
Year Institution Joined: 1991

Aurora NCORP

Thomas J. Saphner, MD
Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1979

 

Thomas J. Saphner, MD

Baptist Memorial Health Care/Mid South Minority Underserved NCORP

Raymond U. Osarogiagbon, MD
Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 2013

 

Raymond U. Osarogiagbon, MD

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Glenn J. Bubley, MD
Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1997

 

Glenn J. Bubley, MD

Cancer Research Consortium of West Michigan NCORP

Barry A. Siegel, MD
Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1996

 

Kathleen J. Yost, MD

Cancer Trials Ireland

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Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 2009

 

Sean R. (Ray) McDermott, MD

Carle Cancer Center NCORP

Kendrith M. Rowland, MD
Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1976

 

Kendrith M. Rowland, MD

Case Western Reserve University/Case Comprehensive Cancer Center*

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1971

 

Paolo Caimi, MD

Cornell University

Susanna In-Sun Lee, MD, PhD
Institution Member Type: Scientific Main
Year Institution Joined: 2012

 

Ari M. Melnick, MD

Dartmouth College/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Institution Member Type: Scientific Main
Year Institution Joined: 2012

 

PI in Transition

Delaware/Christiana Care NCORP

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1998

 

Gregory A. Masters, MD

Duke University

Daniel P. Barboriak, MD
Institution Member Type: Scientific Main
Year Institution Joined: 2012

 

Daniel P. Barboriak, MD

Emory University/Winship Cancer Institute*

Charles A. Staley III, MD
Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1986

 

Charles A. Staley III, MD

Fox Chase Cancer Center

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1971

 

Lori J. Goldstein, MD, FASCO

Georgia Cares Minority Underserved NCORP

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 2004

 

Sharad A. Ghamande, MD

Georgia NCORP

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1993

 

Howard A. Zaren, MD, FACS

Gulf South Minority Underserved NCORP

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1986

 

Augusto C. Ochoa, MD

Heartland Cancer Research NCORP

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1998

 

Bryan A. Faller, MD

Indiana University/Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center*

Kathy D. Miller, MD
Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1986

 

Kathy D. Miller, MD

Johns Hopkins University/The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center*

Julie R. Brahmer
Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1970

 

Julie R. Brahmer, MD

Lankenau Medical Center

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1973

 

Paul B. Gilman, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Lecia V. Sequist, MD
Institution Member Type: Scientific Main
Year Institution Joined: 2012

 

Lecia V. Sequist, MD

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center*

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1972

 

Thomas M. Habermann, MD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center*

Institution Member Type: Scientific Main
Year Institution Joined: 2012

 

Christopher E. Comstock, MD

Metro Minnesota Community Oncology Research Consortium

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 2003

 

David M. King, MD

Montefiore Minority Underserved NCORP

Joseph Sparano
Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1972

 

Joseph A. Sparano, MD

Mount Sinai Hospital/The Tisch Cancer Institute

Lale Kostakoglu, MD, MPH
Institution Member Type: Scientific Main
Year Institution Joined: 2012

 

PI in Transition

New York University/NYU Cancer Institute

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 2007

 

Deirdre J. Cohen, MD

Northwestern University/Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center

Al B. Benson III
Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1973

 

Al B. Benson III, MD, FACP, FASCO

Oncosalud S.A.C./Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplásicas

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Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 2009

 

Carlos S. Vallejos, MD

Penn State Health Cancer Institute

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 2002

 

David F. Claxton, MD

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Joseph Aisner, MD
Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1996

 

Joseph Aisner, MD

Stanford University/Stanford Cancer Institute*

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1990

 

Heather A. Wakelee, MD

Stroger Hospital of Cook County Minority Underserved NCORP

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 2002

 

Thomas E. Lad, MD

The University of Iowa/Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Institution Member Type: Scientific Main
Year Institution Joined: 2013

 

Jinha Park, MD, PhD

The University of Texas/MD Anderson Cancer Center*

Institution Member Type: Scientific Main
Year Institution Joined: 2012

 

PI in Transition

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

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Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 2010

 

David E. Gerber, MD

Thomas Jefferson University/Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

Edith P. Mitchell, MD, FACP
Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 2012

 

Edith P. Mitchell, MD, FACP

University of Alabama/UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center*

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 2001

 

PI in Transition

University of California, Los Angeles

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Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 2013

 

Zev A. Wainberg, MD

University of Miami/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 2005

 

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

University of Michigan/UM Comprehensive Cancer Center*

Ruth_Carlos
Institution Member Type: Scientific Main
Year Institution Joined: 2012

 

Ruth C. Carlos, MD, FACR

University of Pennsylvania/Abramson Cancer Center

Jennifer Eads, MD
Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1972

 

Jennifer R. Eads, MD

University of Pittsburgh/UP Cancer Institute*

John M. Kirkwood, MD
Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1973

 

John M. Kirkwood, MD

University of Virginia/UVA Cancer Center

David Schiff, MD
Institution Member Type: Scientific Main
Year Institution Joined: 2012

 

David H. Schiff, MD

University of Wisconsin/UW Carbone Cancer Center*

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1976

 

Anne M. Traynor, MD

Vanderbilt University/Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center*

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1986

 

Jordan D. Berlin, MD

VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University) Massey Cancer Center Minority Underserved NCORP

Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 2014

 

Harry D. Bear, MD, PhD

Wake Forest University/Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University

Caroline Chiles, MD
Institution Member Type: Scientific Main
Year Institution Joined: 2012

 

Caroline Chiles, MD

Washington University in St. Louis/Siteman Cancer Center*

Barry A. Siegel, MD
Institution Member Type: Scientific Main
Year Institution Joined: 2012

 

Barry A. Siegel, MD

Wayne State University/Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute*

Anthony Shields
Institution Member Type: Scientific Main
Year Institution Joined: 2012

 

Anthony F. Shields MD, PhD

Wisconsin NCORP

Kurt R. Oettel, MD
Institution Member Type: Standing Main
Year Institution Joined: 1990

 

Kurt R. Oettel, MD

*Lead Academic Participating Site in the National Clinical Trials Network of the National Cancer Institute, cancer.gov

To learn more about the NCI Community Oncology Research Program, visit ncorp.cancer.gov.

Contact

Direct inquiries about this committee to:

Jean MacDonald, MPH
Deputy Executive Director
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group
Phone: 857.504.2900
Email

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