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Details Of Membership

Precision Health at the University of Michigan is advancing more effective and comprehensive approaches to improving and tailoring health care, from discovery, to treatment, to implementation. Precision Health actively bridges these areas by promoting multidisciplinary collaboration among faculty across the university and providing the tools and resources they need to expand their work. By providing the infrastructure and access to data, Precision Health enables faculty to explore ideas previously inconceivable because of obstacles and limitations. With infrastructure already in place, researchers have the flexibility to focus on and seek funding for more ambitious, innovative projects.

We are developing a collaborative research community to connect hundreds of researchers from a range of disciplines, which will facilitate joint efforts to advance precision health across campus, in the state of Michigan, and nationally. Following is more information on becoming a member of the Precision Health collaborative research community.

Member Benefits

  • Participation in a campus-wide, multidisciplinary community of professionals advancing a precision health approach to health and wellness and developing ways to implement discoveries on a clinical level
  • Website profile that includes a professional bio, research areas of focus, and current precision-health-related projects*
  • Access to services and resources such as MGI, data analytics and IT support, and workgroups to advance research, education, and implementation, as well as to collaborative initiatives that advance Precision Health’s strategic areas of focus.*
  • Access to initiative leadership
  • Precision Health e-newsletter
  • Eligibility to submit proposals for Precision Health competitive grants
  • Participation on leadership teams and in workgroups, to shape the function and direction of Precision Health.*
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration in clinical, educational, and/or research activities
  • Assistance in reviewing projects and grant submissions
  • Opportunity to teach, mentor, and recruit postgraduate students, residents, fellows, and trainees*
  • Participation in ongoing symposia, colloquia, and research conferences
  • Ability to post relevant school and department material on the Precision Health website
  • Optional participation in Precision Health’s Speakers Bureau*

* These benefits are only available to faculty members.

Member Responsibilities

Active members are expected to substantially participate in Precision Health activities and are encouraged to attend or take part in meetings or educational symposia when their schedules permit.

Applicants for active membership will be assessed with respect to how their work furthers the core mission of Precision Health in one or more of the following areas:

  • Basic science
  • Translational research
  • Clinical research
  • Clinical care
  • Education
  • Social sciences
  • Public policy
  • Health services research
  • Data aggregation and analysis

 

Specific efforts could include:

  • Contributing to the research, educational, clinical, and/or community outreach mission of Precision Health by:
    • serving on a committee or in a workgroup
    • participating on a specific team
    • conducting ongoing scholarly work, such as current/active grant support, publication, or press coverage
    • conducting educational outreach or increasing public awareness
    • securing funding for collaborative initiatives
  • Attending and contributing to periodic Precision Health meetings
  • Responding to Precision Health inquiries as requested by Precision Health leadership
  • Collaborating with members from other disciplines on Precision Health initiatives
  • Communicating activities and opportunities associated with the Precision Health to one’s home department or school
  • Recruiting students, postdocs, residents, fellows, and trainees from one’s home department or school for participation in Precision Health activities*
  • Seeking to enhance national and international visibility for Precision Health, and identifying new, innovative research and entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Collaborating with corporate partners when mutually desired

* These responsibilities only apply to faculty members.

Membership Criteria 

Faculty Membership

Membership in the Precision Health Collaborative Research Community is available to University of Michigan faculty who meet the following criteria:

Mid-Career and Senior Faculty  

  • An active appointment in a University of Michigan department** and locally based at one of the three U-M campuses (Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint)
  • A track record of independent, first-author research in Precision Health areas of focus as outlined above
  • A record of extramural research support and productivity in the areas of focus listed, and willingness to participate in multidisciplinary collaborations
  • Commitment to contributing to the mission of Precision Health.

Early-Career Faculty

  • An active appointment in a University of Michigan department** and locally based at one of the three U-M campuses (Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint)
  • The potential for first-author research and extramural research support in Precision Health areas of focus as outlined above, and willingness to participate in multidisciplinary collaboration
  • Commitment to contributing to the mission of Precision Health

Scholar Membership

Trainees, Students, Postdocs, Residents, Practitioners

  • Must be a University of Michigan graduate student (MS and/or PhD), fellow, resident, or trainee from any school performing research in the area of precision health
  • Must be sponsored by a Precision Health active faculty member
  • Must demonstrate a clear and consistent interest in Precision Health research and/or education by participating in ongoing programs

Affiliate Membership

  • Open to researchers outside the University of Michigan
  • Must be actively engaged in precision health research or project based at the University of Michigan, using Precision Health data or resources
  • Must be sponsored by a Precision Health active faculty member
  • Must demonstrate a clear and consistent interest in Precision Health research and/or education by participating in ongoing programs
  • Membership subject to renewal each year

**Precision Health members maintain their academic appointments in their home departments, not within Precision Health. Sponsored research accrues to and is managed by the members’ home departments.

Membership Term and Renewals

Faculty membership in Precision Health is for three calendar years, subject to repeated renewal. Applications may be submitted at any time, and will be reviewed regularly. Membership renewal will be based upon demonstrated participation in Precision Health activities per the responsibilities noted above for each category of membership.

All other memberships are subject to renewal annually.

How to Apply  

Fill out the online application form. Your application will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and a determination of membership based upon the criteria stated above. Notification of your application status is typically made within three to four weeks of application.