ODEI Partners

Partnering for Success

The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 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
Accelerating Vaccine Development

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
Promoting Health Equity

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.

Ensuring Diverse Vaccine Trials

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.

Employee Resource Groups

ODEI encourages our colleagues across the Hutch to join one of our outstanding affiliated Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).  ERGs are voluntary, employee-led groups that serve as a resource for employees by fostering a diverse, inclusive workplace aligned with organizational mission, values, goals, business practices, and objectives. ERGs are traditionally centered on specific issues and/or communities, usually the voice of communities that are less represented or empowered within the organization, or in the greater community.  Hutch ERG’s have been catalysts for DEI efforts and progress, with Diversity Council contributing to this work for some twenty years!

Fred Hutch Diversity Council logo

Fred Hutch's Diversity Council is focused on giving a voice to racial and ethnic minorities, promoting employee engagement through diversity and inclusion educational initiatives, and celebrating successes through inclusive representation in our internal and external communications.

Fred Hutch Rainbow Employees for Equity

FHREE provides a space for LGBTQIA+ Fred Hutch employees for focused discussions and events that frequently intersect with race and other disparities equity work.


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.