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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

May 16, 2019

Genitourinary surgery association honors Smith’s contributions

Joseph Smith Jr., MD, professor of Urologic Surgery, has been awarded the Keyes Medal from the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons (AAGUS).
May 3, 2019

Solórzano named chair of Department of Surgery

Carmen Solórzano, MD, professor of Surgery and chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery, has been named chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Surgery.
April 25, 2019

Kachnic to step down as chair of Radiation Oncology

Lisa Kachnic, MD, has been named professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. She will step down from her role as Vanderbilt’s Radiation Oncology leader on June 30 and will continue her service at VUMC through August.