Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Land, Labor, and Justice Acknowledgments

We acknowledge the land on which we sit and occupy today as the traditional home of the Duwamish, Tulalip, Muckleshoot, and Suquamish tribal nations. Without them we would not have access to this working, teaching, and learning environment. We take the opportunity to thank the original caretakers of this land who are still here.

We also acknowledge exploited labor, racist, heterosexist, ableist, xenophobic, religious, sexist, trans-antagonistic and other oppressive violence, and the ongoing struggle for justice on this land. We reflect on the ancestors of our various peoples, nations, tribes, and families; ancestors whose struggles, pain, power, privilege, and strivings we hold in our very bodies. We recognize, with gratitude, all those whose sacrifice, struggle and labor make our daily freedoms possible, and challenge us to learn, work, and live justly.

A Commitment to Diversity

Lifesaving research demands more than innovation and dedication. It requires curiosity, creativity, and fresh and varied perspectives. That’s why diversity is a core Fred Hutch value that is integral to our work.

OUR MISSION
To establish the Hutch as a national exemplar in academia for its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion approaches and practices. 

OUR VISION
To lead the integration of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as core values, principles, and practices to advance the Hutch’s mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases.

OUR TEAM
The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI) coordinates and facilitates diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in four core areas: research, workforce development, workplace culture and climate, and community development. Learn more about our team.

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DEI Program Manager Ana Parada, Administrative Director Dr. Paul M. Buckley and Faculty Director Dr. Chris Li Photo by Robert Hood / Fred Hutch News Service

ODEI Strategic Objectives

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Research

Close/Narrow Disparities

Objective: Advance opportunities for research that engage diverse populations and reduce health disparities. The purpose is to expand the Hutch’s health disparities research capacity.


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Workforce

Diversify Fred Hutch's Workforce

Objective: Enhance diversity and equity in recruitment and retention efforts at all levels toward greater inclusion at the Hutch. The purpose is to review existing recruitment/retention policies at the Hutch and to implement best practices aimed at enhancing the diversity of our workforce.

Workplace & Culture

Enhance Fred Hutch's DEI Culture

Objective: Develop and provide educational experiences for the Hutch community to expand awareness and engage practices that promote equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. The purpose is to enhance the Hutch’s DEI climate and culture through a range of educational experiences.

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Outreach & Engagement

Strengthen Community Relations

Objective: Solidify and expand strategic partnerships with local, regional, and inter/national communities to advance equity and inclusion at the Hutch. The purpose is to cultivate relationships with key external partners for mutual benefit.

 

Team Approach

Success Through Partnerships

The key to our success is in partnering with employee and research teams to elevate inclusion at Fred Hutch and our recruitment for community-related studies.

Last Modified, September 14, 2020