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Membership Information

Membership in the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center provides new opportunities for interactions and collaborations with our outstanding cancer researchers and physician scientists. As a member, you will be invited to attend and/or participate in the numerous activities the cancer center sponsors including our seminar series, annual retreats, and events sponsored by the Research Programs. You will also have access to several intramural funding opportunities to help support pilot efforts leading to extramural peer review funding including Cancer Center Support Grant Pilot Projects Grants, Discovery Grants, various Specialized Programs of Research Excellence pilot studies grants, and faculty Foundation Grants.

Becoming a VICC Member

Criteria for Membership

Membership is open to faculty of Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Meharry Medical College and Tennessee State University who meet the following requirements: 

  • Faculty rank of research assistant professor or above
  • Conducts funded, peer-reviewed, cancer-related basic, clinical or population-based research
  • Makes significant, ongoing contributions to cancer center programs through participation in collaborative research, education, cancer prevention, cancer control or cancer patient care activities

Types of Membership

Full program members are typically assigned to only one research program. Members assigned to more than one research program must have separate cancer-related activities in each program, usually funded by separate peer-reviewed research grants.

Non-programmatically aligned members significantly participate in or contribute to the research programs, organizational infrastructure and administrative functions of the cancer center but may not have active peer-reviewed cancer research or patient care activities (e.g., shared resource directors, department chairs, VUMC executive leadership).

Adjunct research membership is open to faculty at our affiliate, Baptist Memorial Health Cancer Center (BCC), in Memphis. 

How to Apply for Membership

Applicants must complete an online application and upload a current CV and documentation of "Other Support." The Research Program Leaders (RPL) committee reviews applications monthly and makes recommendations for membership and program assignment to the Director, who has ultimate authority in appointing members. Membership is reviewed annually by the RPL and the Director.

If you do not have a VUnetID and would like to apply for membership, please contact Julia Schaum, Associate Director of Research Administration at julia.c.schaum@vanderbilt.edu or 615-936-1782.

Membership Resources

 

Member News

August 31, 2019

Grant strengthens breast cancer research efforts

Breast cancer researchers at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center have secured a fourth round of continuous Specialized Program of Research Excellence funding.
August 31, 2019

Colorectal cancer researchers receive SPORE funding

Colorectal cancer researchers from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) have been awarded a Specialized Program of Research Excellence grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
August 9, 2019

Shu, Zheng receive Vietnam’s top honor for foreign scientists

The Vietnamese Ministry of Health has awarded two Vanderbilt epidemiologists the Memorabilia Medal “For the People’s Health” in appreciation for their contributions in helping the nation establish a population-based research program for cancer, diabetes and other non-communicable diseases.