The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division (VIDD) is grounded in a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to research on a global scale. To facilitate this work, VIDD members have access to vast, unparalleled specimen and data collections for use in both laboratory and computational analysis.
Our leadership fosters an environment of creativity and innovation through collaboration, and we are dedicated to the advancement of early-career researchers. VIDD members are a diverse, active community of scientists who value inclusive decision-making and diversity. Committed to maintaining a tradition of scientific excellence, our division encourages multidisciplinary research throughout Fred Hutch and in partnership with outstanding research and clinical care organizations worldwide.
Sarah Martien is the senior operations director for the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division (VIDD). She oversees day-to-day and long-range strategic planning and all operational, financial and human resource activities for the division.
The VIDD Executive Committee (EC) is comprised of six member-track faculty members (including the director of VIDD, Dr. McElrath, who also serves as a Hutch senior vice president) and up to two ex-officio members. The committee meets one to two times monthly and is charged with the development of strategic and professional leadership activities and the mentorship of faculty.
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VIDD’s faculty are world-renowned leaders in multiple scientific disciplines, and many of our members direct vast international programs with locations in multiple centers around the globe. We strive to attract a young, diverse cadre of the most promising researchers in their fields, promoting the advancement and scientific development of junior faculty and research fellows.
Our distinguished program in Infectious Disease Sciences offers outstanding students and post-doctoral fellows a novel training opportunity in infectious diseases in immunocompromised patients. Funded by a first-of-its-kind NIH grant, the training program operates as a partnership between senior faculty at the University of Washington Medical School and Fred Hutch’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division.