University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Vermont Cancer Center

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Apply for Membership

The multidisciplinary Vermont Cancer Center programs select members based on their credentials and commitment to cancer research and clinical care and commitment to advance the research patient care goals of the Vermont Cancer Center.

Functional and productive multidisciplinary Vermont Cancer Center programs select members based on their scientific excellence and their commitment to advance the scientific goal and clinical care goals of the Vermont Cancer Center. Members contribute collaboratively to the four missions of the VCC - research, patient care, education and clinical investigation. While Vermont Cancer Center members are not required to hold peer reviewed grants, it is mandatory to participate in the research programs of the Center through partnerships that investigate tumor biology and pathology and evaluate the effectiveness of patient care. Vermont Cancer Center programs facilitate collaborations between scientists and physician investigators who strengthen and enhance research productivity.

Membership in the Vermont Cancer Center offers opportunities to participate in and contribute to programs that include: research seminars, tumor-site focused retreats, cancer grand rounds, tumor boards, and multi-discplinary programs that focus on the biology and treatment of cancer. Vermont Cancer Center membership provides: access to infrastructure support that includes state-of-the-art imaging, tumor banks and pathology, genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics as well as access to funding for basic science, translational and behavioral research as well as clinical investigation.

Send applications electronically to Heather Cyr.

Members are appointed by the VCC directors in consultation with VCC senior leadership. Applications are reviewed in accordance with specified criteria for four categories of membership; full member, associate member, student/trainee member, and affiliate member.

Am I Currently a Member?

If you are listed in our membership directory, you are a current VCC member and do not need to reapply at this time.

Full Member

Significantly, as well as consistently, these individuals contribute directly to peer reviewed basic, translational or clinical cancer research and/or clinical trials and participate in and contribute to the effectiveness of over of VCC activities, including VCC research programs, retreats, seminars, committees and other academic and public activities. Full members share all benefits and privileges.

Members in this category are faculty who are actively engaged in basic, translational or clinical cancer research and/or clinical trials. Full members will:

  • Be full-time faculty at UVM although some part-time clinical faculty and allied health professionals with major cancer research commitments may be eligible
  • Have served as Principal Investigator or co-Principal Investigator on peer-reviewed cancer-focused or cancer-relevant research grants or clinical trials within the last three years. Collaboration on grants is highly encouraged.
  • Maintain a principal and consistent commitment to cancer research or patient-care activities
  • Actively participate in one or more of VCC's research programs
  • Maintain a track record of peer-reviewed research publications related to basic, clinical, or cancer prevention and control research which demonstrate active collaborations with members of the VCC that is demonstrated by co-authorships on publications and/or shared leadership of extramurally funded research grants.

Associate Member

These members have access to privileges that include attending seminars, cancer grand rounds, retreats, educational conferences, participating in cancer center committee activities, enrolling patients in clinical trials. They do not have access to developmental funds but are encouraged to collaborate with full members who are eligible to apply for developmental funding. Associate members can transition to full membership if they devote most of their academic time to cancer research and obtain independent, extramural funding.

Individuals in this category make important contributions to the activities and mission of the VCC, but devote a component of their time to cancer research. Associate Members may be:

  • Full or part-time faculty at UVM who participate regularly in basic, translational and clinical cancer research
  • A non-UVM faculty, member of another Cancer Center, who will collaboratively participate in research that is a principal theme of the VCC.
  • Staff within VCC, Fletcher Allen, or UVM who play an important role in cancer research, and/or education and outreach, including clinical staff with regular duties related to patients on clinical trials.
  • Affiliated, non-faculty physicians who participate in clinical research by placing patients on VCC clinical trials. To maintain membership a minimum of 4 patients per year is expected
  • UVM emeritus faculty, distinguished community non-physician members, or others who contribute significantly but not on a regular basis to VCC programs.

Student/Trainee Member

Individuals from throughout the University and FAHC are encouraged to participate in the Vermont Cancer Center. Participation in Cancer Center programs can significantly contribute to education and training in all dimensions of cancer research and delivery of patient care. Cancer Center membership provides exposure to and opportunities for experience with the most advanced parameters of cancer biology, pathology prevention, detection and therapy. Partnerships with experienced scientists and physician investigators who are pursuing basic, translational and clinical cancer research and developing clinical trials provides mentorship to support career development in the rapidly evolving cancer field. Student/trainee members have equivalent privileges to associated members and are encouraged to transition to associate or full membership following completion of training and acquisition of required credentials.

Individuals in this category are in initial stages of career development working with established scientists or physician/investigators to develop perspectives, skillsets, experience and credentials to establish independent careers in the cancer field. Student/trainee members may be:

  • Graduate students, residents, clinical fellows or post-doctoral fellows with a strong interest in, and commitment to, cancer research
  • Allied health care professionals in training and/or apprenticeship/internship programs

Affiliate Member

These members provide opportunities for College of Medicine, Fletcher Allen and UVM staff engaged in cancer research and clinical care associated with clinical trials to participate in the VCC. This category of membership includes affiliated, non-faculty physicians and healthcare professionals who contribute to VCC clinical trials as well as non-UVM faculty who are members of another cancer center who collaborate in research programs of the VCC.

Individuals in this category are valued members of the Vermont Cancer Center and include non-UVM faculty and allied health professionals engaged in cancer research or clinical trials as well as members of another cancer center who particpate collaboratively in VCC initiatives. Affiliate members may be:

  • A non-UVM faculty member of another cancer center who will collaboratively particiapte in research that is a principal theme of VCC
  • Staff within VCC, FAHC or UVM who play an important role in cancer research including clinical staff with regular duties related to patients of clinical trials
  • Affiliated with non-faculty physicians who particiapte in clinical research by placing patients on VCC clinical trials. To mainitain membership, a minimum of 4 patients per year is expected
  • Allied health professionals who contribute to the VCC mission
  • Cancer advocates who contribute to VCC committments

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