How to become a member

The Center builds upon and enhances its mission through membership. Members benefit from the increased visibility and impact that the Center for Midlife Science can bring to their work, as well the opportunities to develop new connections and collaborations within the Center’s community. All Center members participate in the broad research agenda of the Center. Center’s Publication and Data/Specimen agreements must be signed and adhered to by each member. Membership is reviewed on a yearly basis.

Faculty membership levels

Core Faculty
U-M faculty whose primary office is located within the Center, or who submit funding requests through the Center, utilize Center staff and resources for proposal development/submission and/or grant operations including data collection and analysis. Core faculty and their students are eligible for MaryFran R. Sowers Women’s Health Fund Awards.
Associate Faculty
U-M faculty who are co-investigators and/or collaborators on Center associated grants, or faculty who are collaborators on projects using Center resources. Associate faculty participate in the broad research agenda of the Center, and contribute to seminars and research meetings.
Affiliate Faculty
Faculty who participate in the broad research agenda of the Center, and contribute to the Center’s seminars, research meetings, etc. or who direct affiliated U-M centers.

Individuals interested in becoming Members of the Center for Midlife Science should contact the Center Director. Membership requests must include:

  • CV
  • A short description of how and why membership is beneficial to
    1. the Center,
    2. to the current membership, and
    3. to the applicant; with specific attention to how the applicant meets the criteria for membership (listed above);

Student membership

Graduate and Post-doctoral Students Membership is available to graduate students and post-doctoral research fellows who have an active and substantive interest in, and involvement with, the Center for Midlife Science. Undergraduate and Masters Students Undergraduate and Masters students who work within the Center are also eligible for membership. Students must be nominated and mentored by Center Faculty and/or Associate Faculty. Students are encouraged and expected to engage with other Center members and with Center activities including participation in Center research seminars. Student members are eligible for cubicle workstations and support through the Center. Membership is reviewed on an annual basis.