• Center for Career Development in Academic Pediatrics

    Schmidlapp Scholars Program

    In 1998, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center received a generous grant from the Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Trust that was used to develop a Scholars Program to promote academic advancement of women faculty. To date, 19 women have been selected as Schmidlapp Scholars. This program has promoted career advancement not only of the awardees, but also of the applicants. The program has included individual mentorship to all applicants and feedback to their division directors and the chairman of the department. The program has helped create an attractive environment for recruitment of women faculty at all ranks, with the number of women increasing from 58 (30 percent) in 1996 to 270 (44 percent) in 2012.

    In April 2005, Cincinnati Children’s received a $1.5 million grant from the Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Foundation of Fifth Third Bank for a new program to support the career development of women in academic pediatrics. The goals of the Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Center for Career Development of Women in Academic Pediatrics are to enhance career development of women coming from a broad range of backgrounds and ultimately to become a national model for career development of women in academic medicine.

    The specific objectives of this center are to: 

      • Continue operation and management of the Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Scholars Program and transform it into a permanent source of support for women 
      • Reach a wide population of women ranging from high school students to senior faculty, including medical and graduate students, residents and fellows
      • Support a Summer Internship Program for female high school and undergraduate students
      • Enhance faculty development opportunities, including seminars and retreats, and provide support for women to attend national leadership meetings
      • Expand mentorship and career guidance programs
      • Support the activities of the Women’s Faculty Association 

    In 2010 and 2011, through the generous support of the Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Foundation, a permanent endowment was set up to support the Schmidlapp Women Scholars Program. The foundation has given $2 million to fully support the Scholars Program into the future.

    Over the past two years, other programs covered by the Center for Career Development have been funded by individual gifts from faculty and parents of students. To date, more than $89,000 has been raised.

  • Our Programs

    The Center for Career Development in Academic Pediatricssupports scientific programs for high school and college students, minority students and female students and faculty members. 

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  • Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation

    Our scientists and physicians work collaboratively to conduct innovative laboratory and clinical research to improve care for children, to investigate the outcomes of treatments, to study healthcare systems and to train the next generation of investigators.

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  • Division Data Summary

    Research and Training Details

    Number of Faculty10
    Number of Research Fellows4
    Number of Research Students20
    Number of Support Personnel32
    Direct Annual Grant Support$2,296,435
    Direct Annual Industry Support$220,000
    Peer Reviewed Publications41

    Clinical Activities and Training

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    Learn more about some of our past award recipients and all of the programs funded by the Charlotee R. Schmidlapp Fund.

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