Cures Start Here. 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\u2019s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation\u2019s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women\u2019s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.
About Us: The Fred Hutchinson (Fred Hutch)/University of Washington (UW) Cancer Consortium (Consortium) is a research collaboration comprising Fred Hutch and its strong collaborators, the UW, Seattle Children's, and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. The Consortium is recognized as a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center through its dedication to developing research programs, faculty, and facilities that will lead to better approaches to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.
Job Summary: The work of the Community Health Educator (CHE), housed by the Consortium\u2019s Office of Community Outreach and Engagement, includes direct involvement in community-based partnerships, research, and practice to address the cancer burden in our catchment area. The CHE will serve as a critical link between Consortium staff and African-American populations. The CHE will use appropriate strategies, and methods to facilitate health promotion and disease prevention. The CHE must have a thorough understanding and experience working African-American communities in our catchment area. The CHE will support and advance the community outreach and engagement work of the Consortium to help create communities where the residents of our catchment area suffer less from cancer and related diseases.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.