This organization was created for the purpose of educating the public as to what is being accomplished at the School of Medicine. The organization focuses on a specific fund raising effort once a year to raise money that is awarded to an outstanding researcher in the School of Medicine.
Membership is by invitation only. Prospective members must be nominated by personal letter to the membership chairman. One additional member must co-sponsor a prospective member. As a requisite for membership, all members shall be encouraged to attend two meetings per year and provide financial support each year for the Annual Achievement Award. Any individual gift $5,000 and above will be placed in an endowment fund.
Three to four times each year, Research Associates hold lectures/luncheons at the University Club on the UCI Campus.