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Always GREAT to hear from our scholars!

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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 students researching issues affecting women’s health; providing a forum for medical experts, scientists, doctors, and researchers to convey 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 improve the health of under-served women and increase awareness and advocacy in the community.
To learn more about the Foundation, visit www.howellfoundation.org.
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No need to count sheep! The 7 things you can do to improve your sleep tonight.

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The National Sleep Foundation paints a pretty clear picture on how lack of sleep affects women and their health, how they cope and a few recommendations on how to get a good night's sleep.  Led by a panel of experts, the study concludes that women are not sleeping well, affecting all aspects of their lives.  As a coping mechanism, women tend to sacrifice sleep in order to "do it all" without realizing that biological factors, in addition to lifestyles, have an impact on their sleep and as a result, on their health.

As to why women need more sleep than men, researchers point out that women typically multi-task, using more of their brain and needing more sleep at the end of the day than men-- around 20 minutes more.  So the "5-more-minutes" actually might have some science to it!

Ready to 'Spring Forward'?


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About the Doris A. Howell Foundation:

The Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women…

Congratulations to the 2016 Howell-CSUPERB Scholars!

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Howell-CSUPERB Students Present their Fields of Research during Foundation’s first Luncheon of the Year.Scholars to Start their Research in Women’s Health in Spring & Summer 2016CSUPERB and the Doris A. Howell Foundation:  Proud of our Scholars! 
Twelve CSU biology students will now have a unique opportunity to conduct research in women's health.  Receiving a total of 28 applications, the Howell Foundation, partnering with the CSUPERB program, chose students from 9 CSU campuses to receive scholarships worth $42,000.  The scholarship awards were announced in January, and each scholar will conduct faculty-mentored research projects during the spring and summer of 2016.

“The opportunity that the Doris A. Howell Foundation offers is time.  With our scholarships, students can now dedicate the time to conduct the required research to complete their studies; time that would otherwise be spent away from women’s health research” comments Dr. Carole Banka, Chair for the Foundation.   Al…

The power of a dream and the possibilities of making it happen. International Women's Day Doodle 2016: #OneDayIWill

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Those of us who constantly search the internet have come across google's doodles.  Something to lighten up the day!


Celebrating the women and men that make our work at the Howell Foundation possible!

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As this year's International Women's Day comes around, we would like to thank all the men and women that make our work at the Doris A. Howell Foundation possible.

It is our belief that by engaging scientists in all activities incidental to women's health research we empower women to be catalysts not only for their health, but for their family's health.  By awarding scholarships to undergraduate students, grants to graduate and post-graduate scientists in relevant women's health research, and by creating a forum where the latest updates on women's health are presented and discussed, we ensure that women's health is on the forefront of medical minds today.

But why women's health research? We have found that women are still underrepresented in clinical trials -- even after the 1993 NIH Revitalization Act that mandates the inclusion of women in pre-clinical studies.  Today, a "one size fits all" approach doesn't necessarily apply when diagnos…