As a member of the 2019 class of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (UCCOM), Ms. Gordon has demonstrated outstanding academic performance, and her clinical evaluations described her as a student with whom “all staff were impressed and truly wish to see her in our workplace for many years to come!”
Ms. Gordon also has excelled outside of the classroom. During medical school she conducted research under the supervision of faculty in pediatric gastroenterology and obesity medicine resulting in two first authored publications, national and international presentations, and an award for best original science presentation at the Region V Academic Pediatric Association Meeting. She has also been involved in several volunteer and community service activities including Women Leading Healthy Change where she taught a mental health course to residents in a women’s shelter, and later worked as co-director of the organization. Additionally, Ms. Gordon mentors and tutors middle school STEM students and UC medical students, and serves as a UCCOM student representative on the Financial Aid Advisory Committee and as class co-chair of the Student Wellness Committee. Ms. Gordon was awarded the Golden Scalpel Award given to gross anatomy students for excellence in dissection techniques. Ms. Gordon will continue her medical training as a resident in Pediatrics with plans to pursue a career in academic pediatrics.
The Rauh Scholarship honors Louise W. Rauh, MD. 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.