Research Program Membership Guidelines

Membership Criteria for the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (Updated February, 2015)

Full Cancer Center Members - Full Members will be researchers who are active investigators participating in cancer-relevant research at The University of Iowa who can be in the tenure, clinical, research or research scientist track. 

  • Be PI on a peer-reviewed cancer relevant grant within the past 2 years.
  • Currently be supported for 10% effort or more as a co-investigator on a peer-reviewed cancer relevant grant.
  • Serve in a leadership role for a vital aspect of the cancer center.
  • Serve a leadership role in the clinical or population research efforts of the cancer center with 20% or more effort dedicated to clinical or population-based cancer investigation.

Only full members will be listed as "members" in the CCSG P30 grant.

Associate Members - Associate members will be cancer researchers who are early in their careers and have not yet obtained peer-reviewed funding for research, and/or have internal peer review funding made by the HCCC Research Review Committee. Alternatively, associate members will be cancer clinicians who dedicate a minimum of 50% of their effort to the care of cancer patients at the University of Iowa, have demonstrated a commitment to the cancer center research mission, and participate to a significant degree (estimated as 20% effort or greater) in clinical research by enrolling patients on clinical protocols, serving as investigators on cancer research projects such as industry supported clinical trials or opening investigator-initiated interventional clinical trials.

Only full members will be listed as "members" in the CCSG P30 grant.

Affiliate Members – Affiliate members will be established cancer researchers without peer review funding for the past 2 years and cancer clinicians who provide care to cancer patients in the HCCC.

Trainee membership  – A trainee member can be at any level of training (graduate student, medical student, resident, fellow, etc). Trainee Member applicants should provide a letter that includes training plans for the next year and long term goals related to cancer medicine or cancer research.  Applicants are also asked to provide a completed membership application form, CV, and letter of support from a current Cancer Center Member (can be a clinical, associate or full member). Trainee members will not be listed on the National Cancer Institute Cancer Center Support Grant or get preferred treatment at HCCC Cores, but will be on our mailing list, and can list “Trainee member of HCCC” on their CVs. Appointment will be for one year, and can be renewed based on re-application as long as they remain trainees.