Taylor Brooks is the recipient of the 2018 Louise W. Rauh Scholarship, presented annually by the Women’s Faculty Association of the Department of Pediatrics. The scholarship is awarded to a fourth year medical student at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine based on excellence in academic performance, leadership skills, research, community service, resourcefulness, and financial need.
As a member of the 2018 class of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (UCCOM), Mr. Brooks has demonstrated outstanding academic performance, and his clinical evaluations described him as a student who is “very professional and has set the bar high for future students.”
Mr. Brooks also has excelled outside of the classroom. During medical school he conducted research under the supervision of Drs. David Plas, Judith Feinberg and Stephen Waggoner resulting in numerous publications and presentations. His efforts were recognized by the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society when he was awarded the Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship for his work in immunology. He has also been involved in several volunteer and community service activities including direct client interaction through the Cincinnati Exchange Project which serves as a local syringe exchange program. He has acted as a medical school representative on both the UCCOM Curriculum and Admissions Committees. Uniquely, Mr. Brooks has also been awarded for his medically related essays and poems earning honorable mention in both the William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition and the AOA sponsored Helen H. Glaser Student Essay Award. Mr. Brooks will continue his medical training as a resident in internal medicine and plans to pursue a fellowship in hematology-oncology.
The Rauh Scholarship honors Louise W. Rauh, M.D. A 1928 graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Dr. Rauh practiced Pediatrics in Cincinnati’s Northside community from 1934-1950. She then joined the faculty of the Department of Pediatrics at Cincinnati General Hospital where she continued working until 1985. She founded both the Newborn Service and the Pediatric Cardiology Clinic. She educated, mentored, and inspired students at the College of Medicine. She also continued to provide excellent care for the children of Cincinnati through the Babies’ Milk Fund Clinics.