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University of Vermont Cancer Center Membership

The University of Vermont Cancer Center is a comprehensive matrix center representing a partnership between the University of Vermont Health Network and the University of Vermont. The Cancer Center integrates cancer research, education and clinical care. The UVM Cancer Center seeks members from across the Health Network and University, as well as the broad cancer community here in our region, who have a demonstrated commitment to cancer research and clinical care and who will bring diverse expertise to the transdisciplinary research, education and clinical programs at the UVM Cancer Center.

Members of the University of Vermont Cancer Center participate in at least one of the research programs, which include Cancer Control and Population Health Sciences, Host Factors and Tumor Progression, and Molecular Mechanisms of Malignancy. Members interested in clinical care and translational science have the opportunity to join one or more disease-focused transdisciplinary teams, where clinicians, physician-investigators, and scientists collaborate to deliver cutting edge care to our patient population.

Members are evaluated and appointed by University of Vermont Cancer Center Leadership and assigned membership in one of four categories: full member, associate member, student/trainee member and affiliate member.  See below for full descriptions of member categories.

Member Expectations:
  • Attend research program meetings
  • Participate in collaborative research and publication
  • Develop grant submissions emphasizing collaborative translational investigation
  • Review internal grant applications for the Cancer Center
  • Actively participate in UVM Cancer Center events, outreach, programming and cancer advocacy initiatives
Membership Benefits and Resources (full members have access to all benefits):
  • Intramural funding for pilot, program and transdisciplinary research
  • Access to and discounted services through shared, advanced technology resources
  • Opportunities for collaborative research including internal and extramural research funding opportunities
  • Grant submission support
  • Timely communication around educational, and internal and extramural funding opportunities
  • Continuing education through VCC Grand Rounds, Juckett Lecture Series and other events
  • Participation in a culture of scientific curiosity, innovation and discovery that fosters collaborations
Membership Categories:

UVM Cancer Center Members

Full Membership

Members in this category are faculty who are actively engaged in laboratory or behavioral basic, translational and/or clinical cancer research and/or clinical trials. Full members have access to all benefits listed above and will:

  • Be full-time faculty at UVM; 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. A track record of collaboration on grants is highly encouraged.
  • Maintain a primary and consistent commitment to cancer research and/or patient-care.
  • Actively participate in one or more of the UVM Cancer Center’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 UVM Cancer Center that is demonstrated by co-authorships on publications and/or shared leadership of extramurally funded research grants.
Associate Membership

Individuals in this category devote a component of their time to cancer research in some capacity. Associate members are eligible for all benefits with the exception of intramural funding, but are encouraged to partner with full members to apply for internal funding. Associate members can transition to full membership if they devote most of their academic or clinical time to cancer research/clinical trials and obtain independent, extramural funding. 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 at the UVM Cancer Center.
  • Staff within the UVM Cancer Center, UVM Medical Center, 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 UVM Cancer Center clinical trials. 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 UVM Cancer Center programs.

In addition, Associate members must actively participate in UVM Cancer Center outreach, events, programming, and advocacy initiatives.

Student/Trainee Membership

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 build independent careers in the cancer field. 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. Student/trainee members have equivalent privileges to associate members and are encouraged to transition to associate or full membership following completion of training and acquisition of required credentials. 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.

In addition, student/trainee members must actively participate in UVM Cancer Center outreach, events and programming.

Affiliate Membership

This level of membership provides opportunities for UVM Medical Center/Health Network and UVM staff, as well as community partners, engaged in cancer research and clinical care associated with research and/or clinical trials to participate in the UVM Cancer Center as a member. Affiliate members have equivalent benefits to associate and trainee members. Affiliate members may:

  • Be a non-UVM faculty member of another cancer center who will collaboratively participate in research at the UVM Cancer Center.
  • Be staff within the UVM Cancer Center, UVM Medical Center/Health Network or UVM who play an important role in cancer research including clinical staff with regular duties related to patients of clinical trials.
  • Be staff affiliated with non-faculty physicians who participate in clinical research by placing patients on UVM Cancer Center clinical trials. To maintain membership, a minimum of 4 patients per year is expected.
  • Allied health professionals who contribute to the UVM Cancer Center mission.
  • Cancer advocates in our community who contribute to the UVM Cancer Center mission.

In addition, affiliate members must actively participate in UVM Cancer Center outreach, events programming and advocacy initiatives.

Last modified January 13 2015 12:57 PM