Dr. Rayne Rouce honored by Outstanding Women in Science Award

HOUSTON – (August 04, 2021) – Dr. Rayne Rouce, hematologist/oncologist at Texas Children’s Cancer Center recently received the 2021 Outstanding Women in Science Award from the Association for Women in Science – Gulf Coast Houston.

“It is such an honor to be recognized as an Outstanding Woman in Science. The journey that many women take on their pathway to becoming a scientist and the roadblocks that arise are often both less traditional and unique,” said Rouce, who is also an assistant professor of pediatrics – hematology/oncology at Baylor College of Medicine. “AWIS recognizes the importance of telling these stories and honoring the women who have lived them and who aspire to inspire the women around them. I am proud to be acknowledged for my contributions to leukemia and lymphoma patient care research.”

Rouce was recognized for her clinical work with pediatric leukemia and lymphoma patients and her research on T-cell immunotherapy.

The Association for Women in Science is a national advocacy organization championing the interests of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) across all disciplines and employment sectors. At the national level, AWIS touts a membership of more than 3,500 individual members and 50 chapters and affiliate groups across the country.

Rouce also serves as associate dean of community engagement at Baylor and is actively involved in diversity and inclusion initiatives. She was honored at a ceremony July 7. To learn more about the Women in Science Award, click here.

About Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Tower for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. The organization also created Texas Children’s Health Plan, the nation’s first HMO for children; has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country, Texas Children’s Pediatrics; Texas Children’s Urgent Care clinics that specialize in after-hours care tailored specifically for children; and a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news by visiting the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.