Membership

University of Arizona Cancer Center membership offers a wide variety of benefits and privileges for cancer researchers. In addition to increased access to the UACC's shared resources and fundraising opportunities, members benefit from the unique expertise and experience of their fellow collaborators, each of whom is vital in helping the UACC reach its goal of a cancer-free future.

Consideration of an individual for membership in the University of Arizona Cancer Center requires a major interest in cancer research, an involvement (either directly or indirectly) with Cancer Center programs and collaborations with other members.

Authority for appointment and discontinuation of membership in the University of Arizona Cancer Center lies with the Director of the Cancer Center and the Director’s Committee. 

Privileges


• Able to participate as a member of one of the CCSG scientific programs.
• Eligible to receive funds from the development office.
• Has priority use of shared resources and services of the Cancer Center.
• Can sponsor new faculty to compete for developmental funds or for pilot projects.
• Can sponsor medical students for fellowships.
• Gets registration fees waived for all Center-sponsored conferences.
• Receives Cancer Center publications.
• Is notified of available research awards, conferences and seminars.
• Scientific and technical review of proposed research for activation at the Cancer Center.
• Is listed on the Cancer Center website.

Criteria


• Peer-reviewed approved (funded) research related to cancer or a major leadership role within the UACC.
• Formal affiliation with the University of Arizona or approved affiliates.
• Major cancer-related interests in research, patient care or education.
• Interaction with other investigators of the Center.

Occasional exceptions may be made for individuals who do not quite meet the criteria for membership status, but based on their role in the Center, their cancer research interests, and relationship with the University Community, may be given Associate Member status.

Associate Member Criteria:
• Major cancer-related interests in research, patient care or education.
• Formal affiliation with the University of Arizona or approved affiliates.
• Interaction with other investigators of the Center.
Note: Applicants who do not meet all of the criteria for Associate Member status may reapply whenever their situations change.

Process


1. Nominations are accepted either from individuals interested in becoming members, or from Program Leaders or other current members wishing to sponsor a colleague.

2. The Program Leader, UACC member-sponsor, or individual is required to send a letter to the Director. The letter must specifically identify the following:

  • The applicant's current affiliation with the University of Arizona.
  • The applicant's cancer-related interest (including desired Program).
  • The applicant's current interaction or collaboration with UACC members or investigators.
  • A list of active and pending research support.
  • Current space allocation (indicate location, and if temporary or permanent).
  • A copy of the prospective member's current Curriculum Vitae.
  • A copy of the prospective member's current Bibliography.
  • A list of the prospective member's active and pending research support.

3. Once applications are received by the Director's Office (cc: Mary Ann Brady) - the letter, CV, bibliography, and research support are forwarded to the Program Leader(s).

4. The Program Leader(s) then reviews the application and makes a recommendation to the Director's Committee for approval or disapproval. If the Program Leader(s) identifies that the individual qualifies for associate membership, this recommendation is put forth to the Director of the Cancer Center for approval or disapproval.

5. The Director's Committee or the Director will review the Program Leader's recommendations and will make the final decision for approval or disapproval.

6. The Applicant is then notified by letter of the final decision regarding approval and membership category/status.

Responsibilities


Provide information, as needed by the UACC (or when required by the NCI), including:

  • Updated biosketch.
  • Updated funding.
  • Updated research interests.
  • Copies of all published research papers and abstracts.
  • Participation with communication and development related activities.
  • Conduct collaborative or interactive research with other UACC members.