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The Region 1 Health Research and Development Consortium (R1HRDC) thru the Research Utilization Committee (RUC) is now calling for the submission of research paper to be included in oral and poster presentation during the 2017 R1HRDC Regional Research Conference on May 25, 2017 to be held at the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU), Batac City Ilocos Norte.  With the theme " R1HRDC Bolstering People's Quality of Life through Health Research and Dissemination" which aims to (1) provide platform for professional and student researches for health utilization and dissemination (2) strengthen collaboration between researchers and institutions (3) support, encourage and nurture scholarly work of student and professional researcher.

For interested proponent, kindly send your research paper to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. And for other queries, you can reach us through this cellphone number 09308817266 and look for Ms. Ana Gay D. Ranga the R1HRDC Secretariat c/o Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center.

The Region 1 Health Research and Development Consortium (R1HRDC)  thru the Research and Development Committee (R&D) is now calling for research proposals that are aimed to address pressing and current health concerns in the region.

At least Php 500,000 in funding support from the Regional Research Fund of the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) will be used to support researches spanning National Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA) includes:Drug Discovery and Development,Development of Diagnostic Kits for Priority Diseases,Genomic and Molecular Technology,Functional Food,Hospital Equipment and Biomedical Devices and Chronobiology.And for Regional Unified Health  Research Agenda (RUHRA):Local Governance,Health Needs of Special Group,Bio-medical Research and Climate Change.

Interested proponents are expected to submit their research proposals in capsule or full blown on or before June 30, 2017. The Following format is required for the submitted proposals: (1) Project Title, (2) Project Leader, (3) Significance of the Proposal, (4) Methodology, (5) Expected Output/s and (6) Line Item Budget.

Proposals should be sent to Ms. Ana Gay D. Ranga c/o Mariano Marcos Memorial hospital and Medical Center or be emailed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For other queries, you can also reach Ms. Ranga @ 09308817266 or 077- 617-1517.

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
1st 

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.

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.

A three-day training on Technical report Writing was conducted by the Region 1 Health Research and Development Consortium (R1HRDC) thru the Capability Building Committee (CBC) last November 8-10, 2016 at the Hotel Veniz, Baguio City.

The training course objectives for the participants were successfully attained at the end of the traning as follows : (a) to be able to differentiate technical writing from creative writing (b) to know the general guidelines in writing the different parts of a technical paper (c) to know the different methods of referencing (d) to be exposed to the requirements of various editorial bodies in publishing the research report in medical journals; and (e) to know the general guidelines in making an oral presentation of a technical report.

Dr. Ophelia Mendoza, a former professor from the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Epidemiology and Biostatistics was the training's learning provider. Dr. Mendoza assisted the committee to capacitate more the researchers in the region in coming up with a meaningful and quality research papers through her proficiency and experience in doing tremendous researches.

Participants who attended the training were from Northwestern University (NWU), Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center (MMMH&MC), University of Northern Philippines (UNP), Ilocos Training and Region Medical Center (ITRMC), Don Mariano Marcos State University (DMMMSU), Lyceum Northwestern University (LNU), Dagupan Doctors Villaflor Memorial Hospital (DDVMH) and Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation (VMUF). Most of the participants completed the series of workshop/training conducted by the CBC, from the Training Course on Basic Research Methods, Training on Data Analysis up to the Training on Technical Report Writing.

As per training evaluation of participants, they requested the committee to continue their plans to support researchers to develop their ability in doing meaningful research projects.

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