HANC Legacy Community Engagement Officer

Posted by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on January 4, 2016

HANC Legacy Community Engagement Officer

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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’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. Careers Start Here.

About the Department
The Legacy Project (within the Office of HIV/AIDS Network Coordination (http://www.hanc.info) seeks to increase knowledge about HIV clinical prevention and therapeutic research, cure research, scientific literacy, and participation in HIV/AIDS Clinical Research among the most disparately impacted communities in the United States. The Legacy Project achieves its core mission through ongoing and strategic engagement, collaboration, education, and scientific investigation. With a team of diverse, skilled and devoted staff, the Legacy Project works to cultivate and enhance partnerships and relationships among the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Networks and research sites, research and academic institutions, governmental agencies, community-based organizations and affiliates, while ensuring a commitment to capacity building for communities and populations most impacted by the HIV epidemic in the United States. The NIH HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Networks conduct therapeutic and prevention HIV clinical research globally.

The primary responsibility of HANC Legacy Community Engagement Officer (LCEO) is to support and ensure collaborative integration of community engagement activities into the NIH-funded HIV clinical trials networks and related community mobilization efforts.

The LCEO is expected to use initiative in carrying out responsibilities as defined by the HANC Legacy Project team in collaboration with representatives of the NIH-funded HIV clinical trials networks. The LCEO will work to maximize the participation of traditionally underserved domestic populations and those populations most impacted by HIV in NIH-sponsored HIV therapeutic and prevention clinical trials.


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