The Importance of
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.
We fund unique undergraduate research scholarships and graduate nursing research grants to scientists researching issues affecting women’s health. Learn More >>
We present the latest medical research findings at our events and through our Speaker Service program. Experts and researchers present timely information on topics relevant to women’s health and the health of their families. Learn More>>
We fund research initiatives that improve the health of under-served women and increase awareness and advocacy in the community.
Relaying the latest in
Women’s Health Research
Our trademark luncheon goes online!
WEBINAR: Cognitive Aging and the Differences Between Women and Men
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Guest speaker: Linda McEvoy, PhD
About the Topic
Some people remain cognitively sharp through-out their lives while others develop mild cognitive impairment or dementia.
Although genetics play an important role in whether or not we will remain cognitively healthy as we age, there is growing scientific evidence that a number of factors, many of which are under our control, may increase or decrease the likelihood of cognitively healthy aging.
In this talk, I will discuss the changes in the brain that lead to changes in our cognitive abilities with age, and the scientific evidence behind the strategies for maintaining cognitive health in aging.
Interested in learning more? Read on...
“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
Our Academic Partners
Making our scholarship program happen
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”
Read About the Impact of a
Howell Scholarship in our Blog:
Where are they now?
Touching young scientific minds: Researcher turned teacher among the first to receive the Howell Scholarship.
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)
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.
Read about past research projects
in our Blog:
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?
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.
Read About Howell's Community
Impact in our Blog
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.”
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.
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25 years of impact in the community
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