Showing posts from July, 2015

Howell Foundation Honored at Soroptimist's Annual Award Ceremony

Soroptimist International held its Annual Award Ceremony this past June to honor individuals and organizations who are making a difference in the community, in their lives and the lives of others.  The Doris A. Howell Foundation was honored with a Scholarship award from our dear partner, Soroptimist International.

"The support we have received from this amazing organization has been crucial to our success.  We are proud to continue partnering with organizations such as Soroptimist International to better the lives of women in our community" comments Dr. Carole Banka, Chair for the Howell Foundation.

It was back in 1995, when, in recognition to Dr. Howell's efforts to better the lives of women in the community, Soroptimist International helped establish the Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women's Health Research. Since then, the Foundation has held over 80 informational events on issues affecting women's health, has donated over half a million dollars to students…

From Osteoporosis to Gut Health: Make sure you register early to save your spot!

The Howell Foundation held it's second Luncheon of the year with the presentation "Bone up: What you need to Know about Osteoporosis in 2015", focusing on the diagnosis, therapies and controversies of osteoporosis.   Dr. Hofflich presented five key topics when discussing osteoporosis: The relevance and understanding of osteoporosis, how it is diagnosed and how often, what are the risks and causes of osteoporosis, what is the latest research in treating osteoporosis and what can we do to prevent it.  You can view Dr. Hofflich's presentation here
So what's next in line at the Foundation? August has been jokingly baptized as the "icky month", the Featured Lecture for this August "The promise of the microbiome in human gastrointestinal health" promises to introduce us to the array and role of microbes in our gastrointestinal tract.

Presented by Karen Nelson, Ph.D., the lecture will discuss the high degree of microbial diversity within and across…