To reflect the mission of a comprehensive cancer center, the UNC Lineberger has three types of members -- member, associate, and emeritus.
Member: UNC Chapel Hill faculty, who have a demonstrated record of cancer research including cancer-relevant publications and research funding, are eligible to be cancer center members. In addition, to be a member of one of the six basic science programs, faculty must hold peer-reviewed, R01 equivalent research funding. Newly recruited junior faculty may be initially exempted from this additional requirement. Faculty-level individuals from organizations in the Research Triangle who otherwise meet criteria can become adjunct members.
Associate Member: Faculty, including clinicians and health-care professionals, who conduct cancer-relevant basic research, clinical research, prevention and control but do not have peer-reviewed funded cancer research projects, can become associate members. Associate members may come from the University and organizations in the Research Triangle. Demonstrated research productivity is strongly encouraged.
Emeritus Members: Retiring members and/or distinguished senior faculty and researchers from the university and organizations in the research triangle may be appointed emeritus members.
The Director and Program Planning Committee annually review members' research and funding and may re-classify membership status - making a member an associate member or vice-versa. Members may request a review and adjustment of their membership status.