Annual Membership Review

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UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCLA JCCC) membership is open to UCLA faculty and faculty at partner institution, Cal Tech, who demonstrate a clear focus on cancer research. Active members are reviewed annually by Center leadership for ongoing adherence to membership requirements and for alignment with programmatic scientific aims. Provided below are: criteria for UCLA JCCC membership, privileges and benefits of UCLA JCCC membership, and the objectives of the UCLA JCCC.

Evaluation Criteria

During the review process, supplemental materials may be requested to better evaluate each member for productivity in the cancer field.

Active members must meet at least one of the following UCLA JCCC membership evaluation criteria:

  • Member has active peer-reviewed cancer-focused funding
  • Member has published cancer-relevant publications during the previous three years
  • Member is developing, leading, and/or accruing to cancer clinical trials
  • Member is a junior investigator who is developing an early cancer-focused program that shows significant promise

Additional consideration is given for the following criteria:

  • Member is leading cancer training programs and/or activities
  • Member is active in cancer-relevant national or community service, such as study sections, consultation to the NCI, voluntary assistance to cancer organizations, etc.
  • Member provides service(s) to the UCLA JCCC through committee activities, community outreach and engagement activities, etc.

In general, members are expected to:

  • Actively participate in programmatic and center-wide activities
  • Engage in service(s) to the UCLA JCCC through participation in committees and/or community outreach and engagement activities
  • Submit all cancer clinical protocols to the Internal Scientific Protocol Review Committee (ISPRC)
  • Acknowledge the use of UCLA JCCC support as appropriate in publications and in presentations/media coverage, etc.
  • Adhere to the NIH Public Access Policy as required, such as for publications that used UCLA JCCC Shared Resources or UCLA JCCC Intramural Awards Program funds
  • Adhere to the NIH Data Sharing Policy as required, including registration of all necessary and appropriate clinical trials in the registry

Privileges and Benefits of Membership

  1. Participation in a highly collaborative cancer-research community
  2. Priority access to and subsidized rates for JCCC shared resources and core services
  3. Access to UCLA JCCC controlled spaces
  4. Access to use UCLA JCCC Clinical Research Unit (CRU)
  5. Use of UCLA JCCC Office of Communications for assistance with press releases and media inquiries
  6. Assistance with fundraising through the UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation (UCLA JCCF) at UCLA
  7. Inclusion in UCLA JCCC meetings, retreats, symposia, seminars and other events
  8. Inclusion in UCLA JCCC communications of funding opportunities and other updates

Note: Under specifically defined circumstances, non-member faculty may also have access to UCLA JCCC Seed Grant funding opportunities (see separate guidelines for Seed Grant and fellowship support).

Objectives of the Cancer Center

  1. The UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center is dedicated to innovation and excellence in interdisciplinary cancer research and training. It is our mission accelerate discoveries that prevent and cure cancer.
  2. The Cancer Center serves as a community resource to sponsor and conduct informational activities for lay people and health care professionals and to implement outreach programs linking the communities to the research and services of the Center.
  3. New programs will be developed by the Center to assist and complement existing cancer research and clinical resources.
  4. The Cancer Center will strive for the highest quality of clinical care by promoting multidisciplinary diagnostic, treatment and prevention services; by demonstrating and evaluating new clinical management techniques; and by fostering the rapid clinical application of demonstrably useful methods of cancer management.
  5. Oncology teaching programs in pre- and postdoctoral fields and in the allied health professions will be strengthened, and new ones encouraged, to train the professional and technical personnel necessary to attack the cancer problem nationally.
  6. Cancer Center shared resources for member investigators will be strengthened, while new shared resources will be instituted as needed.
  7. The Cancer Center will contribute to strengthening areas in cancer research and clinical service at UCLA that now require greater depth or breadth. In particular, the Center will strive to develop oncology programs by fostering new appointments of high quality and by providing space, developmental and/or shared resource support where required.
  8. The Cancer Center operates multidisciplinary cancer research facilities in the Louis Factor Health Sciences Building and the Center for Health Sciences Building. Partial centralization of cancer-related activities at UCLA
    1. Contributes to increased efficiency in the use of facilities
    2. Improves communication among investigators in many fields
    3. Facilitates common utilization of shared resources
    4. Contributes to improved multidisciplinary cancer patient care within the Cancer Center.
  9. Active participation is encouraged in UCLA Cancer Center programs by practicing health professionals in Los Angeles and throughout the metropolitan region. This is the basis for developing a coordinated community cancer control program in cooperation with other agencies and medical centers serving the area.