Award for Excellence in Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

About the Award

The Award for Excellence in Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is an honorific award that recognizes individuals, organizations, or other entities for their outstanding contributions toward the Society’s principles and programs advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. The award may honor individuals who have demonstrated excellence in the development of a more diverse and inclusive field of gene and cell therapy; career development of underrepresented minority students, trainees, and early career professionals; or advancement of gene and cell therapies benefitting more diverse and inclusive patient populations.  

Selection Criteria

Nominees must be nominated by two or more members in good standing of ASGCT. The Nominating and Awards Committee will review nominations and make a recommendation to the Board of Directors who retains responsibility for selecting the recipient.


The award may be presented annually during the ASGCT Annual Meeting. Recipients will receive a plaque or trophy, complementary registration, and an honorarium of $2,000.

Check back to this page for information about 2025 Annual Meeting Awards!


Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI)

Rayne Rouce, MD


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September 23-24, 2024 | Washington, D.C.

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