The Department of Science and Technology- Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) is pleased to announce the search for the BEST MENTOR in HEALTH RESEARCH AWARD for the year 2017.

This award aims to recognize the excellence in mentorship that instills passion among researchers, redounding to enhance relevance and productivity in health research.It also aims to reward mentors in health research who have built the capacities of researchers in the health sector and and in the process, propelled significant advances in the Philippine National Health Research System's (PNHRS) thrusts as identified in the National Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA).

The search is open to all Filipino Citizen, at least a holder of master's degree, actively involved in mentoring researchers/students or colleagues for at least five (5) years, has a good tract record as a researcher in terms of publication,product development of policy formulation,professionally involved in health research activities either as a research program/project leader, principal and co-principal investigator,mentor/adviser/trainer, or author/co-author and actively involved in health research activities such as conduct of research training and extension work, paper presentations, fund generation,research promotion and networking,research agenda setting and capacity-building activities.

Winners are ineligible for subsequent nominations.

The deadline for submission of entries is not later than February 20, 2017 to the R1HRDC (Region 1 Health Research and Development Consortium) secretariat Ms. Ana Gay D. Ranga at telefax no. (077) 792-3133 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Qualified nominees will be reviewed and shorlisted by the consortium before it will be forwarded to PCHRD.

A copy of guidelines and recommendation form were sent to your respective institution/agencies for your reference.

To properly plan for the upcoming activities for CY2017, a year-end program was conducted by the Region 1 Health Research and Development Consortium (R1HRDC) on December 9, 2016 at the Hotel Veniz, Abanao St., Baguio City. This was attended by the chairs and members of the different committees headed by Dr. Maria Lourdes K. Otayza, chairman and Dr. Leo B. Solis, co-chair. Among those said chairmen who participated were Dr. Jose B. Orosa III, of the Research and Development Committee (R&D), Dr. Unity H. Cortez of the Capability Building Committee (CBC), Dr. Hilarion H. Maramba Jr., for Ethics Review Committee (ERC), and Dr. Mercita Queddeng for Research and Development (PCHRD) also attended the program.

The consortium reviewed the CY2016 accomplishments and after which a presentation of committees Work and Financial Plan for CY2017, updates about strategic planning, and top 10 shortlisted research proposal, which were the highlight of the program was done.

R&D chairs and members announced finally the following top 8 among the research proposals presented, to be endorsed to Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) for possible funding:

Rank  Title of Study Project Leader Implementing Agency

Anti-OmpC (Outer Membrane Protein C) Antibodies of Potential Biomakers of Colorectal Carcinoma

Mr. Allan Fellizar Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center (MMMH&MC)
2nd Contingent Valuation Study in the Mitigation and Adaptation of Climate Change: An Approach Towards Improving Human Health Mr. Jam Ramel Tumbaga Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation (VMUF)
3rd Profile and Outcome of Transported Neonates to MMMH&MC, a 3 year Retrospective study (2013-2016) Ms. Eunik Siazon Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center (MMMH&MC)
4th Functional Outcome of Cerebrovascular Accident Patient in Region 1 Ms. Maria Lyn Cortez Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation (VMUF)
5th Perceptions of Corporate Culture at Various Levels in Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center Dr. Marvin Munar Ilocos Traning and Regional Medical Center (ITRMC)
6th Responsiveness of Health Delivery System of Region 1 Dr. Marlou Savella University of Northern Philippines (UNP)
7th Correlation of Oral Health Status and Quality of Life: An Epicemiological Study among Senior Citizen of Island Community   Dr. Cherrilleen Gabiola Lyceum Northwestern University (LNU)
8th Correlation of Interdialytic Weigh Gain and Intradialytic Hypotension: Basis for Interventions to Manage Hypotension among Dialysis Patients  Dr. Judith Manuel Lyceum Northwestern University (LNU)


The year-end program also served as the venue where the members bonded together and celebrated the seasons of Christmas.

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