Dr. Rayne Rouce is the recipient of the Award for Excellence in Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion from the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy. This is one of three new awards from ASGCT to acknowledge individuals who have done exceptional work in the areas of service, DEI and mentorship. Rouce was selected unanimously by the awards committee. She is being recognized for her outstanding contributions toward the society’s principles and programs advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Rouce is an assistant professor of pediatrics – hematology and oncology and an associate director in Baylor’s Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.