Application for Howard University Cancer Center Membership
Name: _____________________________________ Title: ________________________
Phone #: __________________ Fax #: __________________
E-mail Address: ________________________
•[___] Tenure Track (Tenured Year ______ )
•[___] Research Track
•[___] Clinical Educator
Statement of Research Interests with emphasis on Cancer-Related Activities:
Prrimary Howard University Cancer Center (HUCC) Program with which you wish to be affiliated:
Program (check one)
•[___] Cancer Etiology
•[___] Cancer Prevention, Control and Population Sciences (CPC)
•[___] Cancer Biology
Membership Category (Requested)
•[___] Full Member
•[___] Associate Member
•[___] Clinical Member
•[___] Affiliate Member
Signature: __________________________________ Date: ___________________
Howard University Cancer Center, Room 220
Washington, D.C. 20060
HUCC Membership Criteria
Investigators who desire to become members of the HUCC must submit an application to the HUCC Director describing their research interests and how they are relevant to field of cancer research in general, as well as to the mission of the HUCC. Applicants should attach a current C.V. and NIH Biosketch.
The HUCC’s Executive Committee reviews applications and makes recommendations regarding appointments and classifications of proposed members to the HUCC director. The authority to officially appoint a member to the HUCC rests with its director.
Expectations of Center Members include participation in HUCC seminars, retreats, site visits, and committee assignments. It is also expected that Center Members will contribute substantively to the research, mission of the Center, as evidenced by publication of articles, and the receipt of grants in cancer-related areas.
Full Member — A full member is a faculty member of the HUCC whose primary area of research is in cancer. All full-time faculty members with their primary academic appointments at HUCC are automatically full members. In addition, faculty members at other schools or colleges of Howard University that are actively engaged in cancer research as a principal investigator, as evidenced by grants and publications relevant to cancer, are appointed as full members of the HUCC.
Associate Member — Associate members are HUCC faculty members whose primary focus may not be in the area of cancer, but who engage in cancer research, either as principal investigators or as co-investigators, as evidenced by publications and/or research grants.
Clinical Member — An appointment to the HUCC faculty of a clinician engaged in the practice of medicine related to oncology or in some way supporting the mission of the HUCC. The individual may or may not be actively engaged in cancer research, but the individual’s clinical activities must directly relate to the mission of the HUCC. Center Membership TBD by DPC.
Affiliate Member — Affiliate members can be either university- or community-based professionals who participate in cancer research studies, or contribute to cancer care. The majority of affiliate members are practicing physicians participating in HUCC studies.
PostDoc — In general there is no expectation of HUCC commitment beyond anything specified in the appointment period. Junior researchers are not generally involved in faculty governance, personnel decisions nor are they given commitments for space or time for writing independent grants. In general they are expected to be supported by faculty member grants and their performance is assessed primarily by their immediate supervisor. No Center Membership is conferred.