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Welcome to the Women's Faculty Association (WFA) of the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Cincinnati!
The overall goal of the WFA is to promote career development, advancement and recognition of women in the Department of Pediatrics. The WFA also provides an opportunity for women faculty and fellows to meet each other, network and participate in informal mentoring activities. These opportunities include career development seminars for both male and female faculty, as well as fellows, pediatric residents and graduate students.
The WFA has a Leadership Book Club, in which books on leadership, negotiating, mentoring and other related topics are discussed.
Related Resources for Women in MedicineScience's nextwave provides career resources for scientists including grantsnet, jobsnet, salary surveys and academic career advice. nextwave.sciencemag.org
The American Women in Science (AWIS) provides information about mentoring issues and programs. www.awis.org
On Dec. 10, 2002, Flora K. Winston, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, presented at Cincinnati Children's Grand Rounds. Dr. Winston has extensive experience in the field of prevention of child injury, including re-designing car seats. http://injury.research.chop.edu/
American Association of University Women, the nation's leading voice promoting education and equity for women and girls. www.aauw.org
Women in Biomedical Careers site from the NIH list multiple resources (books, reports, web-site) pertinent to furthering careers of women in biomedical sciences and bioengineering research fields. www.womeninscience.nih.gov/
Groundbreaking research at Cincinnati Children's to understand the cause of a rare genetic disease called Neurofibromatosis 1 has led to the medical center being awarded a $6.4 million grant to look for possible treatments.
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), recently awarded the grant to Nancy Ratner, PhD, a researcher in the Division of Experimental Hematology and Cancer Biology, and director of the Neurofibromatosis Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
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