- Demonstrates an interest in cancer research through previous cancer-related research grant funding or publications;
AND at least one of the following:
- Is actively applying for funding to support cancer related research;
- Conducts cancer research as a PI or Co-I of a current or recent (within the last two years) cancer research grant funded by a non-peer-reviewed funding organization;
- Conducts cancer-related research as a PI, Co-I or sub-I of an IRB-approved clinical trial;
- Conducts cancer-related research as a PI or Co-I of an IACUC-approved study;
- Is an individual of strategic importance to the research mission of the Cancer Institute as determined by a research program leader and the Cancer Institute Director;
- Individuals without a history of cancer-related research who are currently pursuing funding for a cancer-related project may be approved for associate membership at the discretion of Cancer Institute leadership.
* Exceptional Cases: Individuals who play an integral role in driving cancer research within the Cancer Institute and who have substantial expertise in their field may be considered for membership in the Associate Member category. Individuals working in a specific service capacity will not be considered for this category. Individuals who may be considered for exceptional case consideration include, but are not limited to: Staff scientists, research associates, other applicable staff positions and UAMS adjunct faculty members with a primary appointment at an Arkansas institution that is not UAMS or the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Ideally, these individuals will be cancer researchers who have recognized research contributions such that they are called upon as experts by outside institutions, are invited to give seminars at research institutions and national meetings, and/or serve on grant study sections. If appropriate for their position, these individuals will be actively seeking independent funding and serve as PI or Co-I on extramural cancer research grant applications.