Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center announced the appointment of Matthew Trunnell as its Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO). Mr. Trunnell has worked at the intersection of information technology and life sciences research in both academic and commercial environments in support of large-scale genomics research for more than 15 years. He will be responsible for many key areas at Fred Hutchinson, including research informatics and enterprise information technology. He will assume his new role on August 31.
Mr. Trunnell comes to Fred Hutchinson from Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where, as CIO, he managed a 50-fold scale-up of research information technology (IT) data infrastructure in support of next-generation sequencing and initiated a new organization comprising computational biologists and software engineers focused on developing advanced informatics capabilities.
As CIO, Mr. Trunnell will be responsible for data, informatics, and information analytics across the organization. He will play a significant role in leading efforts to employ IT in acquiring research funding, in research to advance science, and in supporting administrative systems and processes. ■