Mission of the Doris A. Howell Foundation
The mission of the Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research is to fund undergraduate scientists in their relevant research and to educate women to be catalysts for better family health.
A core belief of The Howell Foundation is that women are usually the nucleus for their families' health and by "Keeping the Women We Love Healthy" we can make a measurable difference in so many lives. The Foundation sponsors educational events on key topics affecting women and all members of the family.
The Speakers Service was created in 2013 to extend this educational mission into corporations and nonprofit organizations in San Diego and across the United States. One hundred percent of Peg’s speaking fees go directly to the Howell Foundation.
For more information about the foundation please visit: www.howellfoundation.org
Who is Doris Howell
Doris A. Howell, M.D., a graduate of McGill University, is devoted to improving the lives of others. Her pervasive humanitarian outreach to those in need and to education is legendary.
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.
In 1968, Dr. Howell embraced the hospice concept when it was still seen as a radical departure from the established way of dealing with the dying and their families. 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 throughout the nation. She was elected Director Emerita in 1989.
Upon her formal retirement, Dr. Howell began to focus on the critical need to improve women's health care and research. She and concerned members of Soroptimist International of La Jolla began awarding research grants to young scholars. In 1995 the Soroptimists honored Dr. Howell by establishing the Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women's Health Research, an independent nonprofit foundation. She is still an active board member of the Howell Foundation. She is an inspiration to many women who know and love her. Peg Neuhauser is one of those women and is honored to have been friends with Doris for nearly two decades.