Becoming a Member

Research Scientists - New members need to meet the criteria

Membership Categories & Criteria

Step 1: Contact Betsy Giaimo at mgiaim@lsuhsc.edu  indicating interest in becoming a member.

Step 2: The Membership committee will then extend an invitation to apply for membership, clearly stating the documentation needed to be reviewed.

Step 3: Membership packets are created for each nominee. The membership committee on a quarterly basis reviews these membership packets.

Step 4: Once membership is approved, an acceptance letter will be forwarded to the individual.

How to Apply:Interested applicants will submit a complete application package. The application packet will consist of:

  • A biographical sketch
  • Completed application form
  • Brief statement describing their interest in Network membership and the extent of their experience in conducting research with Hispanics

Graduate Students - New members need to meet the criteria

Membership Categories & Criteria

Step 1: Contact Betsy Giaimo at mgiaim@lsuhsc.edu  indicating interest in becoming a member.

Step 2: The Membership committee will then extend an invitation to apply for membership, clearly stating the documentation needed to be reviewed.

Step 3: Membership packets are created for each nominee. The membership committee on a quarterly basis reviews these membership packets.

Step 4: Once membership is approved, an acceptance letter will be forwarded to the individual.

How to Apply:Interested applicants will submit a complete application package consisting of:

  • A biographical sketch
  • Completed application form
  • Brief statement describing their interest in Network membership and the extent of their experience in conducting research with Hispanics
  • Letter of support from their mentor describing the research interests and capabilities of the student nominee

International Members - New members need to meet the criteria

Membership Categories & Criteria

Step 1: Contact Betsy Giaimo at mgiaim@lsuhsc.edu  indicating interest in becoming a member.

Step 2: The Membership committee will then extend an invitation to apply for membership, clearly stating the documentation needed to be reviewed.

Step 3: Membership packets are created for each nominee. The membership committee on a quarterly basis reviews these membership packets.

Step 4: Once membership is approved, an acceptance letter will be forwarded to the individual.

How to Apply: Interested applicants will submit a complete application package consisting of:

  • A biographical sketch
  • Completed application form
  • Brief statement describing their interest in Network membership and the extent of their experience in conducting research with Hispanics

Organizational Partners - New members need to meet the criteria

Membership Categories & Criteria

Organizations interested in membership will submit an application describing the nature of the organization's mission and scope of work, and their relationship to Hispanic drug abuse science. Organizations that do not fulfill all criteria to become organizational members will be granted Affiliate status.

Specific examples include:

  • Organizations that do not have an active research program.
  • Organizations that have an active research program but whose focus is only tangentially related to NHSN's goals and focus.
  • Organizations that do not have an active research program but that are involved in health care delivery or outreach efforts that are related to drug abuse in the Latino population.