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Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

CIHMID is committed to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in the science of host-microbe biology. This includes diverse representation in events we organize, as well as in leadership and training roles within CIHMID. We strive for a welcoming community for all, regardless of race, color, culture, ethnicity, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, difference in ability, or other status, and we actively create and promote accessible opportunities for individuals whose backgrounds are underrepresented in scientific research. This includes emphasis on diverse representation in our symposia and seminars and active recruitment of undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers from underrepresented backgrounds into our training programs. Academic institutions, scientific inquiry, and society as a whole all benefit from the integration of diverse experiences and perspectives. Our community of researchers should be as diverse and varied as the biological systems we study.