Going beyond your generous support!


"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 A. Howell

Imagine the difference you can make when you give emerging researchers the financial support they need to begin discovering how to improve women's health.  Imagine how research can positively impact women in under-served communities through research programs specifically designed to address their health concerns; women who otherwise might not have access to the latest information on women's health. Imagine the difference the right information at the right time can make on your own health related decisions.

Women's health should not be left to imagination.  Women's health starts with research and ends with education.

Thanks to the Friends of Howell and all our generous supporters, the Foundation has provided over 200 research scholarships and contributed over $500,000 towards boosting undergraduate student research efforts. In turn the students' initial discovery pathways will lead to answering complex health questions and finally helping to find solutions, to slow down or even cure diseases.

Our recently launched Community Engagement Initiative has awarded 2 grants to academic and community researchers who are making strides in addressing health concerns of under-served women in our community.

Our Luncheon and Evening Series events have relayed the latest information on women's health topics that allow women to stay informed and become advocates of their own health.

To celebrate the Foundation's 20th anniversary, we launched the "20 for 20" campaign.  Your generous contributions have helped us raise over $3,200 since the launching of its "20 for 20" campaign in May!

There is still much to be accomplished, and we need your help. Join us in celebrating our 20th anniversary and honor of all the wonderful women in our lives by donating an $20, $200, or $2000.  We’ll take anything that starts with a ’2’!  Going above and beyond your generous yearly contribution will certainly help achieve our goals. 

How far will your donations go?  From one of our academic partners CSUPERB, the following student experiences motivate us at the Foundation to keep our fundraising efforts:

“… I was able to gain experience in the lab setting that I never would have obtained through my undergraduate studies alone. By participating in research, I have learned how to work with others as a team, how to read publications and apply the information to my own experimentation, and how to handle situations where experiments do not work as planned where it is necessary to apply other methods. I was able to attend research symposiums where I was able to learn about others’ research all over the state and the world. By working as a research scholar, I have become a better student, a better scientist, and more of a well-rounded individual.” 

~Samariah Bautch (CSU Fresno, 2014 Scholar)

“… investigating the affect of alterations in channels transporting calcium in cardiomyocytes, my knowledge of women’s health was enhanced. I am a woman and like many others I thought heart disease was something only a man had to worry about. In actuality, heart disease is the leading cause of death among American women. Now more than ever, I understand the importance of having female researchers investigate diseases that affect women. I want to be one of those researchers so that one day my research might help improve the quality of life of women.” - 

~ Amanda Brambila (San Diego State University, 2014 Scholar)

Read more about the impact that the Doris A. Howell Foundation has on future health researchers in the CSUPERB report to the DHF Board HERE. 

So all that is left for us is to thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for helping us Keep The Women We Love Healthy!  

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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.
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