Fred Hutch has a longstanding commitment to training the next generation of scientific leaders and providing professional development opportunities for our faculty.
The Fred Hutch Office of Education & Training (OET) houses educational programs, including graduate student and postdoctoral training, as well as internships and programs for secondary school teachers, and high school and undergraduate students. Our programs span the biomedical disciplines and research interests pursued at Fred Hutch — from basic, human biological, clinical, and public health sciences research to a range of cancers and infectious diseases — with a commitment to increasing access and creating pathways for those trainees historically excluded. Our programs for faculty emphasize mentoring, leadership training and effective research management skills.
Fred Hutch has programs and internships in many biomedical disciplines and research interests for teachers, undergraduate and high school students — creating pathways for all academic levels to gain hands-on experience at Fred Hutch. We also offer internships for student in non-research related disciplines, including marketing and program management.
We offer lectures, panel discussions, web-based training, colloquia and case study discussion groups for our faculty, staff and trainees on a variety of topics related to the responsible conduct of research. The topics range from human subjects research to the use of animals in research.
Fred Hutch and the University of Washington have collaborated on a lecture series devoted to rigor, reproducibility, and transparency, presented by faculty from each of the several ongoing training grants at both institutions. Lectures focus on a detailed discussion of common or emerging methodologies with the aim of describing strengths, limitations, and pitfalls so that those employing or interpreting the data gain a realistic sense of what can and cannot be learned.
Our scientific divisions and programs each have their own well-established approach to faculty mentoring. Committees within those divisions and programs work closely with junior faculty to provide feedback and conduct evaluations.
Mentoring is also essential to improving faculty leadership skills and augments formal classroom training, seminars and panel discussions. Mentors help guide faculty members in building and managing their research teams, mentoring others, seeking grants, managing laboratory finances and conducting ethical research standards.
We have a variety of education and training resources for students and prospective trainees, including Science Education Outreach resources, a trainee video series, and quarterly newsletters providing updates on the latest news coming out of the Office of Education & Training.