CTLB Membership Guidelines

groupThe CTLB was established to provide an interdisciplinary home for clinical faculty and students with a research or applied interest in translational research and lung biology. To accommodate such a broad constituency, we have developed three categories of membership.

To apply, please fill out the webform at the bottom of this page.

All membership requests will be reviewed at the quarterly Executive Committee meeting. Applicants will be notified of their status by email.

I. CTLB Investigator

Any member of the standing faculty at the University of Pennsylvania is eligible to become a CTLB Investigator if they meet the following criteria: (a) pursuit of research in pulmonary science or related focus that fits into the mission of the Center; (b) peer-reviewed external funding and publication record in their area of interest; and (c) must either collaborate with other Center members or participate in Center activities.

II. General Faculty Membership

Any member of the standing faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, conducting research is eligible to become a CTLB member. Applicants must have a sustained interest in working with individuals, communities, health-care professionals, or decision makers in the field of pulmonary science and translational research.

III. Affiliate Member

Affiliate members are either senior postdoctoral/clinical fellows (seeking a K-award) or junior faculty who indicated that pulmonary science and translational research is a major research direction but have yet to receive independent federal funding and seek mentorship to advance their careers.

Center Investigator Reappointment

All Center Investigators will have their membership reviewed by the Executive Committee every two years. 
Reappointment will be based on the following factors:

  • A sustained publication record in areas consistent with the mission of the Center;
  • Publications with other Center Investigators or CTLB members;
  • Sustained peer-review grant support in areas consistent with the mission of the Center;
  • Participation in Center activities (retreats, seminars);
  • Number of trainees participating in the investigators research program;
  • Use of Facility Cores; and
  • Meaningful participation in or assistance with CTLB activities.
General and Affiliate Membership Reappointment

All CTLB Members will have their membership reviewed by the Executive Committee every two years. 
Reappointment will be based on the following factors:

  • A sustained publication record in areas consistent with the mission of the Center;
  • Publications with other CTLB members or Center Investigators;
  • Sustained educational and/or community outreach activities related to environmental health;
  • Participation in Center and CTLB activities (forums, seminars);
  • Number of trainees participating in education programs;
  • Meaningful contributions to CTLB education or outreach activities.

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