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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center takes part in recruitment event for U.S. servicemen and women

Government, military and business leaders join forces with transitioning service members
Washington State Service Member for Life Transition Summit
The Washington State Service Member for Life Transition Summit took place October 21-23 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Credit: Scott Canavera / Fred Hutch

SEATTLE – Oct. 31, 2014 – Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center recently took part in the Washington State Service Member for Life Transition Summit at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The event was hosted by Governor Jay Inslee, Senator Patty Murray, U.S. Congressman Denny Heck and military leaders from around Washington State who joined forces in the name of helping veterans transition from military service to finding jobs as civilians.

“The Summit, being the first of its kind nationwide, was a great way to bring innovative thoughts and ideas to recruitment of veterans,” said Grace Campbell, Fred Hutch recruiting specialist.

The three-day event (Oct. 21-23) was filled with breakout sessions, a networking reception, industry panels, speeches, and finished with a job fair with over 200 employers and over 4,500 veterans.

“It was a perfect event for Fred Hutch to engage with service members, to broaden their perspectives on what we can provide, and to have them explore The Hutch as a potential employer, “Campbell added. “Fred Hutch is committed to helping veterans find meaningful employment in the research industry.”

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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer with minimal side effects. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Private contributions are essential for enabling Fred Hutch scientists to explore novel research opportunities that lead to important medical breakthroughs. For more information visit or follow Fred Hutch on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.

Michael Nank