Digestive Health Center

  • Membership Guidelines

    The Digestive Health Center (DHC) is one of only 17 Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (DDRCC) in the nation supported by the National Institutes of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases.

    Membership is granted to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and University of Cincinnati Faculty based on the following criteria:

    Full Membership 

      • Has an active funded independent peer-reviewed research in digestive disease or directs a DHC Core
        (Examples of funding are NIH R01, U01, P30, and other foundation grants of similar scope)
        -and-
      • Interacts with at least one other member of the DHC or a Director of a DHC core
        -and-
      • Uses at least one of the DHC core services

    Associate Membership 

      • Demonstrated commitment to digestive disease research as supported by being either a first or senior author on a peer-reviewed publication or pre-R01 funding
        -and-
      • Uses at least one of the DHC core services

    Associate Membership is limited to 3 years.

    Membership Renewal 

    Status of Full Members will be reviewed every two years.

    Status of Associate Members will be reviewed annually. Renewal will depend on research productivity as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications and/or extramural grant on digestive disease.

    Continuation of Associate Membership beyond 3 years will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

    Obligations of Membership 

      • Participate regularly in DHC activities (i.e. attend weekly seminars, annual symposia and workshops)
      • Provide requested information in a timely manner for use by the DHC administration
      • Acknowledgement of the use of the core facilities and assistance in research funding by stating: 
        "This work was supported by NIH grant P30 DK078392 (insert here name of core used) of the Digestive Disease Research Core Center in Cincinnati.

    How to Apply 

    1. Send the following information via email to Cynthia C. Wetzel, PhD; DHC Program Manager (cynthia.wetzel@cchmc.org) Name, Title, Department, Phone number, Email
    2. Current NIH Biosketch
    3. A description of your digestive disease research (see example)
    4. 1-2 sentence description of proposed collaborations with current DHC members
    5. A list of potential core use

    The DHC Leadership will review your request with little delay.

 
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  • Membership Privileges

    • Discounted rates for digestive disease related projects at the core facilities
    • Priority use of the core facilities
    • Priority registration for core facility workshops
    • Inclusion on mailing and distribution lists