At the Center for Cardiometabolic Science, we foster an environment that celebrates and respects the unique perspectives and contributions of each team member. We strive for a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion because individuals from diverse backgrounds enrich our training and research. We acknowledge the historical disparities and underrepresentation in academia and biomedical research, particularly among underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities (URM) and the LGBTQ+ community. We foster an inclusive and welcoming workplace where everyone is safe to express their identities, share their perspectives, and contribute their expertise. We provide ongoing training to all members of our research center regarding the challenges faced by underrepresented groups. The success of our research and our impact on cardiovascular health depends on the collective contributions of individuals from all backgrounds.