Atif Iqbal, M.D., appointed to national colorectal surgery committees

Atif Iqbal, M.D., an assistant professor of surgery at the UF College of Medicine’s Department of Surgery, has been selected as a surgical expert (three-year term, one term renewable by election) on the National Cancer Institute’s Rectal-Anal Task Force of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Steering Committee. The GISC’s role is to implement an efficient and transparent process that will identify and promote the “best science” in GI cancer clinical research.

The GISC is designed to facilitate the sharing of ideas among a broad range of stakeholders and provide comprehensive development of research directions and clinical trial concepts. The GISC membership is composed of investigators from NCTN Groups; other NCI-funded multisite networks, including relevant Specialized Programs of Research Excellence, P01s and R01s (including basic and translational scientists); and community oncologists, patient advocates and extramural biostatisticians.

Additionally, Iqbal was recently also appointed for membership to the NRG Oncology CRC Core Committee. He will serve for a three-year term which began with the NRG Oncology Semi Annual Meeting that was held in January in Atlanta.