Georgia Cancer Center Membership
Membership is open to all faculty who seek to promote the mission of the Georgia Cancer
Center and meet the membership requirements outlined below. Membership appointments
will be made by the Director for two-year terms.
To be considered for membership, candidates must apply by completing the online application
form. Included should be a CV, NIH biosketch, other support, and a list of clinical
trials for which the investigator is a Principal Investigator or has accrued patients.
There are five membership types:
- Full Member
- Associate Member
- Adjunct Members
- Trainee Affiliate Member
- Emeritus Member
Appointments for all membership categories will be notified of any changes in criteria.
The Georgia Cancer Center Executive Committee will review all memberships periodically
and may reassign membership categories based on then-current membership criteria.
All recommended changes will be forwarded to the Georgia Cancer Center Director for
approval. Applications for membership should be made through the Georgia Cancer Center's
website. The Georgia Cancer Center Executive Committee or individuals designated by
the Director will review applications, assign categories, and make recommendations
to the Director.
Types of Membership
Georgia Cancer Center Full Membership
(You must meet at least three of the following criteria.)
- Augusta University faculty member
- Investigator (PI, Co-I, or Project Leader) on peer-reviewed, cancer-related grants,
or contracts (or cancer-related clinical trials, whether industry sponsored, cooperative
group or investigator-initiated) within the last three years
- Author or co-author of peer-reviewed, cancer-related publications within the last
- Active clinical responsibilities at the Georgia Cancer Center (outpatient and/or inpatient)
- Investigators and clinicians who do not meet the above criteria but who make significant
contributions to the Cancer Center (e.g., clinical service, administrative service,
active participation in Cancer Center committees, outreach activities on behalf of
the Cancer Center, etc.) may become members at the discretion of the Cancer Director
or can apply for Associate Membership.
Georgia Cancer Center Associate Membership
(You must meet at least one of the following criteria)
- Augusta University faculty/professionals who demonstrate significant professional
involvement in cancer research but do not fully meet criteria for Full Membership
- Augusta University faculty researcher who is interested in translating their current
non-cancer-related research to become cancer-related; membership application is to
include a brief description of the rationale for this
- Augusta University faculty who have shown a consistent history of collaboration with
Georgia Cancer Center Full Members
- Augusta University clinical faculty who have a major cancer-relevant clinical focus,
including enrolling patients on cancer clinical trials (without serving as the trial’s
PI or author)
Georgia Cancer Center Adjunct Membership
Georgia Cancer Center Adjunct Members are full-time faculty at institutions external
to Augusta University who collaborate with or are seeking to collaborate with Georgia
Cancer Center Full Members, either as a cancer researcher or to apply their current
research interests to cancer research.
Georgia Cancer Center Trainee Affiliate Membership
Georgia Cancer Center Trainee Affiliate Members are Augusta University early-career
cancer researchers who have not yet been granted peer-reviewed, external funding,
as well as trainees (graduate student, medical student, resident, fellow, etc.).
Georgia Cancer Center Emeritus Membership
Georgia Cancer Center Emeritus Members are distinguished senior faculty who have retired
from the Georgia Cancer Center. GCC Emeritus Members are determined at the discretion
of the Cancer Center Director.
Responsibilities of Full Membership
- Support the mission, goals and objectives of the Georgia Cancer Center.
- Participate significantly in Georgia Cancer Center research programs, retreats, seminars,
and special initiatives.
- Promote interdisciplinary, multi-investigator research efforts (PO1, SPORE, U01, etc.)
and actively facilitate the creation of new collaborative efforts within the Georgia
- Renew membership in writing every two years and provide updated CV and biosketches
yearly or as requested.
- Provide annual/semi-annual reports on scientific activity and copies of grant awards
(NIH, NCI, DOD, pharmaceutical, or other sponsors) – information will be stored in
the Georgia Cancer Center’s database for cancer-related activities.
- Request funds in grant applications to support the proposed use of Georgia Cancer
Center shared resource services.
- Participate as a presenter or submit posters when appropriate.
- Include the approved recognition of Georgia Cancer Center membership on all cancer-related
academic papers, grants, journal articles, posters, and/or abstracts, and identify
with the Georgia Cancer Center in promotional activities.
- Provide abstracts and papers to the respective program leader upon request.
- Participate in cancer-related educational activities (medical, graduate school, and
community) and outreach (e.g., screenings, fund-raisers, prevention awareness) sponsored
by the Georgia Cancer Center.
Benefits of Adjunct Membership
- Subsidized rates for use of core facilities and shared resources identified for support
by the Georgia Cancer Center.
- Inclusion in relevant promotional materials such as CME programs, the Georgia Cancer
Center Web site, and referral outreach activities that are developed by the Georgia
- In conjunction with Full Members, Adjunct Members are able to:
- Apply for internal Georgia Cancer Center funding initiatives and are eligible for
Georgia Cancer Center Director’s developmental funds.
- Membership in Cancer Center interest groups, organ science teams, translational groups,
- Conduct translational research/clinical trials and lead clinical investigator opportunities.
- Access Georgia Cancer Center clinical trials and IRB infrastructure.
- Connect with drug sponsors and new agent trials.
Reducing the Burden
The Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University is dedicated to reducing the burden
of cancer in Georgia and across the globe through superior care, innovation, and education.
Through unprecedented expansion, the Georgia Cancer Center is providing access to
more first-in-the-nation clinical trials, world-renowned experts and life-saving options.