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How Your Support Accelerated Women's Health in 2023 2023 Annual Review
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Inspiring Careers in Women's Health Research

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Women’s health starts with research. Health prevention strategies, illness diagnosis and treatment, and drug development efforts rely on gender-inclusive research results. Historically, women have been either underrepresented, or excluded in medical research efforts.  This may lead to adverse health outcomes for women.

The Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research accelerates research with key programs that advance women’s health: 

  • Our Lecture Series Program provides early, first hand access to  cutting-edge research where medical experts, scientists, doctors, and researchers convey timely, reliable information on topics relevant to women’s health.  By presenting the latest research in women’s health, we advocate for women in our community to make an informed decision about their health. 
  • Our Scholarship Program funds research seed grants to undergraduate and graduate individuals conducting critical research that may affect women’s health.  By funding women-specific research, we hope to inspire students to follow a career that addresses women’s health needs.  

 By focusing on women-specific issues, we help Keep the Women We Love Healthy.

Howell Scholarship Program

Our Scholarship Program funds seed grants to undergraduate and graduate individuals conducting critical research that may affect women’s health, and inspire students to follow a career that addresses women’s health needs. 

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We promote health education by presenting cutting-edge research that encourages self-advocacy for the long term health and well-being of women, their families and the community in which they live.

Why give towards women's health research?

Your health and the health of the women you love depend on it!

The Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research exists to improve
the health of every woman. The Foundation invests in scholars’
research and community education to improve women’s health. Our goal is to bring awareness of gender disparities in medical research that may affect proper diagnosis and treatment for women in our community, and
raise the importance of science dedicated to women’s health.  

Your investment not only supports an emerging scientist to study women-specific health issues, but has the potential to discover the next scientific breakthrough and contribute to a lifetime of furthering women’s health. 

Additionally, your support enables us to host extraordinary medical experts, scientists, doctors, and researchers who convey timely, cutting-edge research on topics relevant to women’s health. 

Give Now to Move Women's Health Research Forward  
Help us accelerate women's health research to keep the women we love healthy! 

What Donors are Saying:

We have entered a new era in Women’s Health and “tomorrow’s breakthrough” depends on what we do today to make a difference in the future of health care. It’s an honor to be part of this incredible group of people who believe in women’s health causes.

Maryanne Sarge
Maryanne Sorge Family Nurse Practitioner Friend of Howell Foundation

Although women live longer than men, they bear a greater burden of diseases & disability. I’m privileged to serve on the Howell Foundation Board of Directors to help this exceptional organization promote women’s health research through its student & community engagement research awards.”

Michelle LaCroix
Andrea Z. Lacroix. Ph.D. Professor & Director of the Women's Health Center of Excellence UC San Diego

For me, the Howell Foundation is about Education. Research. Next Generation. I learn so much about women’s health from the top physician researchers and scientists in San Diego. Knowing that my contribution is going toward women’s health research scholarships is rewarding.

Eileen Steres Gaffen President Steres Gaffen Media

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How you’ve helped move women’s health research forward

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