Dr. Jennifer L. Howse

President of the March of Dimes Foundation

Dr. Jennifer Howse is a national leader in health and science. She has served as President of the March of Dimes Foundation for more than two decades, launching national campaigns to expand newborn screening, promote folic acid education and prevent preterm birth. Dr. Howse has globalized March of Dimes research and advocacy programs, and achieved sustained fundraising growth for the organization.

Dr. Howse has held high-level public service appointments overseeing services for the developmentally disabled. She serves on many boards, including the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. In recognition of her many achievements, she was recently elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine.

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