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The Importance of
Women's Health Research

Dr. Doris Howell - Our Founder Howell Foundation for Women's Health Research

Regarding women's health research: "How many of you have wives; how many of you have daughters; how many of you have sisters? And I know you all have mothers... What do you do to help them stay healthy?"
   ~Dr. Doris Howell

The exclusion of female subjects in current research efforts may result in the misdiagnosis and consequently, erroneous medical treatment of women. In the era of personalized medicine, a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach on the basis of results from male research subjects places women at a higher health risk. We seek to end the bias at a research level.

Women's Health is Family Health

The Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research is dedicated to making a long-term positive impact on women’s health. It is the premier organization advancing women’s health research. 

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Scholarship Awards

“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, not option but success, no way to go but to fill the need. It is filling that need that I hope our Foundation will constantly do as its’ mission…
And so far, I believe we’ve succeeded.”
~Dr. Doris Howell

We fund unique undergraduate research scholarships and graduate nursing research grants to scientists researching issues affecting women’s health.  Learn More >>
Ph.D. Candidates presenting substance abuse in women during pregnancy
Read more about the 2019 Cheryl A. Wilson Graduate Research Award

Our Academic Partners

Making our scholarship program happen

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We have the honor of collaborating with renowned institutions in our community that help achieve the Howell Foundation’s mission and vision. Our academic and community partners help us “Keep the Women We Love Healthy”

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On our 25th anniversary, we celebrate the success of our scholars: Meet Hoejeong Kim

On our 25th anniversary, we celebrate the success of our scholars: Meet Hoejeong Kim

Celebrating 25 years of dedication to women’s health is also about recognizing the recipients of the Howell Foundation undergraduate and…
Heartfelt recognition to the nurses making an impact on the health of women in our community!

Heartfelt recognition to the nurses making an impact on the health of women in our community!

In this year, our 25th anniversary year, we celebrate the Howell – Cheryl Wilson Nursing Scholars that are making an…

Community Engagement Initiative:

Bringing women's health research full circle​

The Howell Foundation is committed to seeking funding for research partnerships between academic and community-based organizations to improve women’s health in our community.

2018 CEI Grant Recipient

(Awarded in November of each year)
Howell Foundation - Partnering with Refugee Women to Inform Culturally Appropriate Patient-Centered Reproductive Healthcare through our Community Engagement Initiative

Dr.Sheila Mody, MD MPH.
Director, Fellowship in Family Planning
Division of Family Planning,
Dept. of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
University of California, San Diego

Project Title: “Partnering with Refugee Women to Inform Culturally Appropriate Patient-Centered Reproductive Healthcare”

The research project is a collaboration between the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at UCSD, the Refugee Health Unit at the UCSD Center for Community Health, and the United Women of East Africa Support Team (UWEAST).   Dr. Mody and her partners will explore reproductive health patient-provider interactions and adapt patient-centered reproductive health counseling tools that can be accessible, culturally sensitive, and appropriate for refugee women.

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Howell's Community Engagement Initiative focuses on preventing weight gain and meditation

Howell's Community Engagement Initiative focuses on preventing weight gain and meditation

The Howell’s CEI holds more than “Fresh 15” and preventing weight gain… mentoring and leadership skills in a real-world setting…
Howell Foundation Awards Grant to Develop Resources for Young Cancer Survivors.

Howell Foundation Awards Grant to Develop Resources for Young Cancer Survivors.

H. Irene Su, MD, MSCE, an associate professor in the Department of Reproductive Medicine and Moores Cancer Center at UC…

Outreach:
Empowering Women to be their own best health care advocates.

If our work empowers one individual to work towards women’s health research, then we are just a step closer to ensuring women’s well-being and family health.

Extending Women's Health Information in our Community Through our Speaker Service

Lunch or Coffee?​

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Interested in learning more about women’s health research? Let’s get together. Brown bag lunch and/or coffee are on us!

A “one-size-fits-all” approach does not apply to medicine when diagnosing and treating women’s health.   ​We believe that by empowering women with information about the latest research on women’s health, we help keep the women we love healthy!  

The Howell Speakers Service extends the Howell Foundation’s educational mission into corporations and nonprofit organizations. All topics are evidence-based and provide research about organizational and individual wellness.  Some topics cover healthy living in the 21st century.  Other topics focus on the quality of people’s mental and physical health in the workplace.

Have us over and learn about the health of the women in your organization.

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Impact in our Blog

Howell Foundation Announces Three Appointments to Board of Directors

Howell Foundation Announces Three Appointments to Board of Directors

Former Howell Scholars bring perspective to challenges and solutions in the women’s health research journey. PR expert bridges research and…
Inspiring Careers: The Legacy of Dr. Beatrice Rose in the Field of Women’s Health Research

Inspiring Careers: The Legacy of Dr. Beatrice Rose in...

It is no secret that Dr. Howell believed that inspiring careers and unleashing innovation in women’s health required a significant…

What Donors are Saying:

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 Excelence UC San Diego

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

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