Research Evaluation Panel

The Research Evaluation Panel (REP) is an independent group of experts that is created by the NMVB Steering Committee in consultation with the CDC program officer. The selection of REP members is based on their qualification, publications, and research experience in the mesothelioma research. The REP member could be a pathologist, biostatistician, physician, or an investigator that has a deep understanding of mesothelioma and has an up to date knowledge of recent advancement in the diagnosis and management of mesothelioma. The REP members work independently but collaboratively with the Coordinating Committee and without conflict of interests with the resource. They are responsible for reviewing requests from investigators for specimens and clinical data and evaluating the scientific merit of the request. The REP members then provide advice about the scientific quality and priority of the request to the resource NMVB Steering Committee.

Research Evaluation Panel Voting

  • Professor of Pathology
  • Thoracic Oncology Program, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii
  • Professor of Pathology
  • Director, Environmental Pathology Program
  • College of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Senior Member and Director, Human Genetics Program
  • Scientific Leader, Kidney Cancer Working Group
  • Director, Clinical Cytogenomics Laboratory

Research Evaluation Panel Non-Voting

  • Chairman and Distinguished University Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics
  • Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Pathology, Information Sciences and Telecommunications
  • Associate Professor Pathology
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Assistant Dean of IT, Academic Programs
  • Medical Director Pathology Informatics
  • Director, Tumor Tissue and Biospecimen Bank (TTAB)
  • Head, Division of Thoracic Surgery
  • Assistant Professor of Oncology
  • Professor of Pathology
  • Director, Prostate Tissue Bank
  • Professor of Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery and Thoracic Oncology
  • Director of Surgical Research
  • Surgeon
  • Department of General Thoracic Surgery
  • UPMC St. Margaret's