History and By-laws of the Women’s Faculty Association

The Women’s Faculty Association (WFA) of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center first began convening in 1982 and became a formal association in 1984 for charitable, educational and scientific purposes including the fostering of administrative and academic advancement and recognition of women.

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, 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. For current activities, please visit our Activities page. 

In addition to lectures and workshops, the WFA is proud to offer the Louise Rauh Scholarship. The award is presented to a fourth-year medical student based on excellence in academic performance, leadership skills, community service, resourcefulness and financial need. For details, please visit the Rauh Scholarship page.