The DMC is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion as fundamental to our center’s success and excellence. The annual DMC “Diversity Matters Award” is designed to recognize individuals within our DMC community that have made significant advances towards these ends within Duke and our broader scientific and geographic communities. Nominees can be any student, fellow, faculty, or staff employed at Duke University in a DMC laboratory for at least 6 months prior to the nomination deadline. Further details on the nomination process can be found here: https://sites.duke.edu/microbiome/diversity-matters-award/ Please consider nominating a deserving colleague for this year’s award. All nominations must be received by 5:00PM EST on January 12th, 2021.