Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Land Acknowledgment

We acknowledge that the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center sits on the traditional land of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People past and present, and honor with gratitude the land itself and the Duwamish Tribe. 

Labor & Justice Statements

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.

This spring, we assessed our progress toward our goals and released an annual report early June.

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.

Fred Hutch employees raise a Black Lives Matter flag on campus
Fred Hutch employees raise a Black Lives Matter sign on campus. Photo by Robert Hood / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch recognizes June as LGBTQIA+ Pride month. This annual acknowledgement and celebration honors the Hutch LGBTQIA+ community and their contributions in science and at our center. 

ODEI Strategic Objectives

value in cancer conference attendees
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.


Researcher,  John Lee
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.

former patient panel members at Value in Cancer Conference
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.

 

NIH Diversity Supplement Funding

Diversity in Our Research Workforce

Our goal is to increase the use of National Institutes of Health Diversity Funding to diversify research faculty, trainees and staff. The NIH Funding Supplement page include general eligbility criteria, institutional criteria and funding opportunities available to Fred Hutch and University of Washington researchers.

Last Modified, June 02, 2021