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Happy Holidays and a Wonderful 2019!

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What a year 2018 has been, and 2019 is just around the corner! The Board of Directors at the Howell Foundation is working on lining up great speakers, is reviewing amazing research topics from our scholars and continues to see the results of our CEI seed resarch grants! 

We couldn't have done it without you!  Your continuous support was fundamental in making a difference in women's health research:
16 undergraduate research scholarshipsTwo graduate nursing research scholarshipsFour educational luncheonsOur evening “Health and Happiness” eventOur pilot grant for assisting with the reproductive health of the East African women refugees in San Diego county and Our newest initiative, assisting with enrollment of women research subjects in clinical trials (the first being the WISDOM Trial addressing diagnosis in breast cancer) With your support, you have advanced research regionally at UCSD School of Medicine, USD Hahn School of nursing, SDSU, CSUSM and throughout the CSU system. T…

Howell Foundation addresses the influence of culture in family planning and reproductive health.

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In our continued efforts to better the health of women, in 2012, the Howell Foundation made a commitment to fund research partnerships between academic and community-based organizations. The goal of our Community Engagement Initiative (CEI) is to support these partnerships; working collaboratively to develop and evaluate programs designed to improve women’s health. Our priority is to ensure the development of evidenced-informed projects that address relevant issues affecting women’s health within the greater San Diego community, with an emphasis on underserved women.

The 2018 Community Engagement Initiative recipient is Dr. Sheila Mody, MD MPH.  She is Director, Fellowship in Family Planning; Director, Division of Family Planning at the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences of University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

Her project will focus on anayzing how culture influences family planning health, as well as how providers can address their needs in a resp…

"Unable are the loved to die, for love IS immortality" ~ Emily Dickinson

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It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of a remarkable woman who inspired us all.  She truly believed that the way to fight bias against female in research was through education.  In doing so, she touched the life of many.   
Devoted to improving the lives of others, her pervasive humanitarian outreach to those in need and to education is legendary.  
Known as the "Mother of Hospice" in our community, Doris A. Howell, M.D. was a graduate of McGill University.  A Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist, and an internationally renowned leader in pediatrics and hospice care, she was a faculty member at Harvard and Duke Schools of Medicine, Chair of the Dept. of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and on the faculty of UCSD Medical School where she chaired the Dept. of Community and Family Medicine. Serving on the San Diego Hospice Board of Directors since its inception, she was a driving force for San Diego Hospice, now a model of care that is recognized t…