She is affectionately called the 'mother of hospice' in San Diego. She has influenced hospice and palliative care nationally. And in honor of her work, she has been named "Woman of Wonder" by the CHEERS Foundation. She has addressed the La Jolla Women's Club on the adventures of creating a hospice organization in San Diego. Just recently, the California State Institute of Palliative Care named in Dr. Howell's honor an award given to individuals that advance palliative care in our community and beyond.
She has done so much more! She is the reason why Soroptimist International of La Jolla founded the Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women's Health Research. And she is, quite frankly, a star in our organization.
She has dedicated her career to ensuring women are empowered with information on women's health to make sure we become our best health advocates. She works tirelessly on efforts to light the curiosity of young minds to pursue a career in wo…
Imagine your family free of the possibility of illness... finally having your health in your hands and making informed decisions to treat an illness that does not appear to have a cure. Our guest speaker certainly provided hope in the realm of personalized medicine. Karen Possemato, Chief of Staff at iIlumina, presented concrete evidence on how DNA testing can help treat a specific disease; leaving no doubt on how the field of genomics is becoming more utilized and creating more impact in the way illness is treated today.
Changes in technology, as in pretty much everything in our lives, are only a couple of decades old; in comparison with all the technological and scientific advancements throughout our history. To put the speed of technology and science adoption --specifically genomics-- in context, Mrs. Possemato discussed how the activation of T cells treated President Carter's melanoma. She also discussed the potential of GMO's to fight hunger in impoverished countries…
It is often thought that Alzheimer's disease is indiscriminate of age, race and gender. However, diagnosis in women goes beyond the fact that women live longer than men. Recent research is showing that more women are diagnosed with the disease than men.
In support of Alzheimer's awareness month, a summary of the most relevant information below.
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 i…