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UTHSC Professor Howe Awarded National Microbiology Honor
Dr. Howe has been a role model and mentor for many women in science through her roles as a professor, lecturer, graduate student trainer, seminar speaker, pre-submission grant reviewer, and her leadership in ASM. She has advocated for women in science as a panel member for National Science Foundation Visiting Professorships for Women, as a longtime member of the American Women in Science, and Graduate Women in Science organizations, and as a member of the American Association of University Women. She has ensured that women scientists are represented and recognized for contributions in scientific organizations, institutions and universities, and has spoken to women’s groups at multiple colleges and universities.
While at UTHSC, Dr. Howe helped establish a Committee on the Status of Women and continues to serve as co-chair of the Mentoring Subcommittee of that group. As the chair for the ASM Task Force for Reorganization of National Institutes of Health (NIH) Study Sections, she promoted the inclusion of accomplished women scientists on NIH panels for various microbiology-associated study sections.
Dr. Howe, a fellow of the
After receiving her bachelor’s
degree in biology from
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