Dr. Howell couldn’t have said it better. “It’s not who you are or where you’ve been. It’s where you are going that counts“. Addressing the audience at the Foundation’s 20th anniversary event, she told us the story about the challenges she faced when studying at McGill University; known for its extensive focus on research. She says humbly that the technicalities of research may have been difficult at times but yet never missed a lecture. And that is how she learned that information is the key for women’s health advocacy.
“Take the research that is being done, translate it, and put it into practical use. Please take it seriously because we have no way to go but up, no way to go but success, no way to go but needed. It is filling that need that I hope our Foundation will constantly try to do as its mission; and so far I believe we’ve succeeded.”
About the Doris A. Howell Foundation:
The Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research is committed to keeping the women we love healthy, advancing women’s health through research and educating women to be catalysts for improving family health in the community.
The organization does so by funding scholarships to scientists researching issues affecting women’s health; providing a forum for medical experts, scientists, doctors, researchers, and authors to convey the timely information on topics relevant to women’s health and the health of their families through its Lecture and Evening Series, and by funding research initiatives that will create women’s health awareness and advocacy in the community.
For more information about the Doris A. Howell Foundation, please visit www.howellfoundation.org.