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University of California Irvine Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Membership Application and Review Process

Application

Potential members obtain the Membership Application form from the Cancer Center website (or from Cancer Center Administration) and submit the completed form with their current NIH biosketch, a brief description of area(s) of research and a photo to the CCSG Administrator in the Cancer Center. 

Membership Criteria

The application for Membership is initially reviewed by the CCSG Administrator based on the following Membership Criteria:

Program Member:  A faculty member of UCI who 1) has independent cancer-relevant peer-reviewed research (non-training) funding from the NIH/NCI or an NCI-recognized organization; 2) is a project leader on a qualifying cooperative grant (e.g. P01, SPORE); 3) holds a Cancer Center senior leadership position; and/or 4) is a key new recruit to UCI (within the first three years). 

Member:  A faculty member of UCI who 1) is a clinical research leader as evidenced by having P.I. status on an interventional clinical trial or a peer-reviewed non-interventional trial; or 2) holds a cancer-relevant K- series award (Career Development Award).

Associate Member:  A UCI faculty member/researcher who 1) directs a CCSG-supported shared resource; and/or 2) contributes in a substantial way to cancer-related research, patient care, education, or community service but does not qualify as a Program Member or Member.

All those in membership are expected to contribute to the strength of the Cancer Center through support of Cancer Center activities.  All Program Members and Members are expected to publish regularly and contribute toward development of a program with external recognition.  All members may be either programmatically or non-programmatically aligned.  Membership alignment is limited to one Program.

Preliminary Review

If applicant qualifies for membership based upon the criteria, the application and materials are forwarded to the Program Leaders of the requested Program (cc'd to the Associate Director for Administration) for review and preliminary approval. 

Final Review

If given preliminary approval by the Program Leaders, the materials are forwarded to the Cancer Center Senior Leadership Council (chaired by the Cancer Center Director) for review.  The Cancer Center Director has final approval and authority over membership. 

Notification Process

Approval as Program Member, Member or Associate Member

CCSG Administrator sends notification email (with template text) to new member, cc'ing the Cancer Center Director, the appropriate Program Leaders, and the Associate Director for Administration. 

Rejection as Program Member, Member or Associate Member

CCSG Administrator sends rejection notification email (with template text) to the applicant, cc'ing the Associate Director for Administration. 

Membership Review and Reappointment

Members are reviewed by the Program Leaders every two years.  As a consequence of review, members may have their categorical membership changed or terminated.