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DEI Partners

Partnering for Success

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Core partners with employee and research teams to elevate inclusion at Fred Hutch and our recruitment for community-related studies. These partnerships are critical in our continued growth and success in accomplishing our mission.

Community education meeting in South Africa

HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN)

HVTN is a critical global effort aimed at creating an effective vaccine against HIV. The Network operates over 30 sites on five continents and has collaborations with researchers at numerous internationally renowned research institutes. Community members are engaged in all phases of the research process resulting in increased trust and a mutual understanding of research process.

Dr. Mendoza with the Office of Communitu Outreach and Engagement talking with colleagues

Office of Community Outreach & Engagement (OCOE)

OCOE engages members of underrepresented communities to discover where inequities exist to help researchers in the development, planning, and implementation of change efforts. Ultimately, these efforts will enhance delivery and access to screening, treatment and clinical trials to patients, their families and persons at risk.

COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN)

Fred Hutch will lead operations across a network of at least five large-scale efficacy trials with over 100 clinical trial sites in the U.S. and abroad. Researchers will partner with communities that are and have been historically affected by racist systems and policies leading to socioeconomic disadvantages and health inequities, and that are currently facing high risk of infection and death from COVID disease.

Jake Herman in the Olsen lab

Office of Education & Training (OET)

OET programs span the biomedical disciplines and research interests pursued at Fred Hutch with a commitment to increasing access and creating pathways for those trainees historically excluded. Our programs for faculty emphasize mentoring, leadership training and effective research management skills.

Employee Resource Groups

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Core encourages our colleagues across the Hutch to join one of our outstanding affiliated Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). Chartered through the DEI Core, ERGs play a key role in fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment for everyone.  The purpose and focus of each ERG are to develop and encourage a deep sense of community, connection, and growth at the Hutch. These voluntary, employee led groups serve to add value to the Hutch and strengthen retention. The DEI Core serves as the primary partner with each ERG in achieving group specific goals and objectives. Hutch ERG’s have been catalysts for DEI efforts and progress, with the Diversity Council (now known as CERE) contributing to this work for some twenty years! 

Fred Hutch Diversity Council logo


Community of Employees for Racial Equity (CERE) is a volunteer-employee group committed to serving Fred Hutch by building community, having critical conversations, and engaging all employees on topics of race, racism and identity to improve the culture of the Hutch and lead to the retainment of staff. 

Fred Hutch Rainbow Employees for Equity


The mission of FHREE is to ensure a safe and inclusive environment for all LGBTQ+ faculty and staff by celebrating the achievements and accomplishments of the LGBTQ+ community at Fred Hutch and by advocating to ODEI for intersectional LGBTQ+ equity.

 

Hutch United was created in 2013 by scientists, for scientists. It hosts events and seminars, provides community, serves as a hub for mentorship, offer scholarships, and provides educational outreach opportunities. Anyone who wants to promote the success of underrepresented minorities in science is invited to join.