The 3rd Quarter Management Committee Meeting of Region Health Research and Development Consortium (R1HRDC), was held last September 12, 2014 in Parian, San Fernando, La Union and was hosted by the Department of Health Regional Office 1.

The meeting was presided by the R1HRDC Chairman, Dr. Maria Lourdes K. Otayza, together with the Assistant Director of Department of Health-R1 (DOH-R1), Dr. Benito Arca, Committee Chairs & Members, and a representative from the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD), Ms. Lucila Roja.

The main schema of the meeting was the Conduct of Committee Performance Assessment and Work Planning for CY 2015. Other matters discussed were the committee’s upcoming activities, RUHRA evaluation, tracking and review.

The event ended successfully with the presentation of each committee’s planned activities for CY 2015.

As a customary activity of the Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) once again, the health research community celebrates the 8th PNHRS Week Celebration with the theme “Research and Innovation in Health for Disaster and Emergency Health Management” held last August 12-14, 2014 at the Radisson Blu-Hotel, Cebu City, hosted by the Central Visayas Consortium for Health Research and Development (Region 7).

In line with this event, the participation of the Consortium is crucial in the following activities:  the Inter-regional Oral Paper Presentation and Poster Exhibit Contest (Professional & Student Category), Consortium Poster Presentation- the poster should highlight the RHRDC’s activities aligned with theme of the celebration, and Cluster Presentation.

Dr. Maria Lourdes K.  Otayza, Chairman of   Region 1 Health Research and Development Consortium (R1HRDC), sent her members to the said celebration headed by Dr. Leo B. Solis, R1HRDC Vice-Chair; Dr. Jose B. Orosa III, Chairman, Research and Development Committee; Dr. Unity H. Cortez, Chairman, Capability Building Committee; Dr. Hilarion Maramba, Chairman, Ethics and Review Committee; Dr. Mercita Queddeng, Chairman-Research and Utilization Committee; and Ms. Ana Gay Ranga, R1HRDC Secretariat. Other participants from Northern Luzon Cluster are from Department of Science and Technology headed by the OIC Regional Director Engr. Armando Ganal and other researchers from Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University.

Finished paper of R1HRDC entitled “Health Seeking Behavior and Health Care Utilization among the Indigenous People of Ilocos Sur” by Dr. Mercita Queddeng and “Devolution as Framework in the Health Service Delivery in Region I” by Dr. Paulito Nisperos, represent the region for Poster Exhibit Contest.

This year’s celebration focuses on the role of health research in disaster and emergency management. As many factors contribute to health outcomes in emergencies and disasters, all plenary and parallel sessions revolve around the key areas, namely: science for disaster preparedness and actions, use of information and communication technology and tools and policies, coordinating mechanisms for service delivery, and role of social media.

8th Philippine National Health Research System Week Celebration at Radisson Blu Hotel, Cebu City last August 12-14, 2014 with the theme “Research and Innovation in Health for Disaster and Emergency Management”

The Combined 2014 R1HRDC Promotional Activities: (Research Exhibit Caravan, Regional Research Contest & Research Dissemination Forum) was held on July 18, 2014 at the AVR Room of Don Mariano Marcos Sate University in Bacnotan La Union with the theme, “Strengthening Collaboration thru Research and Innovation in Health”.

More than 70 participants attended the activity which consists mostly of students and some professionals from the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) – Batac City, University of Northern Philippines (UNP) – Vigan City, Don Mariano Marcos State University (DMMSU) – La Union and Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation (VMUF) of Dagupan City.

At around 8:00 A.M., registration of all participants and attendees was conducted for documentation purposes. Afterwhich, Dr. Rudy P. Bareng of the Northwestern University (NWU) – Laoag City, led the invocation followed by the Philippine National Anthem. Shortly thereafter, Ms. Ana Gay Ranga, the R1HRDC Secretariat presented all the participants followed by the welcome remarks of the RUC Chairperson, Dr. Mercita Q. Queddeng. Atty. Benjamin P. Sapitula, SUC President IV and DMMMSU President gave his keynote address thereafter.

During the Regional Research Contest, a total of nine (9) entries qualified in the Poster Competition. In the Oral Presentation, under Professional Category, four (4) entries qualified. While in the Student Category, seven (7) entries qualified. The members of the technical panel of evaluators were Engr. Armando Ganal, to which he served as the Chairman of the said event, Dr. Unity Cortez and Dr. Hilarion Maramba served as the panel of evaluators and critics of the Research Dissemination Forum. All winners of the competition will represent the Consortium in 2015 PNHRS Week Celebration.

During the Research Dissemination Forum, the University of the Northern Philippines, duly represented by Prof. Clarita Cariaga, presented their funded research output entitled “Patterns of Dengue Infection in Region I” as part of the other R1HRDC Promotional Activities.

In the afternoon, the Research Exhibit Caravan showcased four (4) DOST-PCHRD R1HRDC funded research projects.

The activity ended successfully with the awarding of winners and consolation prizes to the participants. A very inspiring closing remarks was delivered by Dr. Flordeliza Bobiles, RUC member (ITRMC) while Ms. Remedios Mangoba of the Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center – Nursing Staff served as the emcee of the activity.

The Region1 Health Research Development Consortium congratulates the following winners of the Combined 2014 R1HRDC Promotional Activities: (Research Exhibit Caravan, Regional Research Contest & Research Dissemination Forum) held last July 18, 2014 at the AVR Room of Don Mariano Marcos Sate University in Bacnotan La Union with the theme, “Strengthening Collaboration thru Research and Innovation in Health.”

 

In the Oral Presentation (Professional Category) the winners are:

 

1st Place          -           Dr. Cielo Almoite

Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation – San Carlos City, Pangasinan

“Correlates of Maternal Deaths in the Province of Pangasinan: Basis for Enhanced Maternal Health Program”

 

2nd Place         -           Ms. Cheryll Didi Nellie Obra

Mariano Marcos State University – Batac City, Ilocos Norte

“Occupational Hazards, Safety and Health of Women in Non-Traditional Occupations in Ilocos Norte”

 

3rd Place          -           Carlo Paul Sana

Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation – San Carlos City, Pangasinan

“A Voyage to the Twilight: Exploring Death Preparation among the Elderly”

 

In the Oral Presentation (Student Category) the winners are:

 

1st Place          -           Shiela Mae Alanzalon

Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation – San Carlos City, Pangasinan

“Synergistic Platelet Augmenting Activity of Papaya (Carica Papaya) and Guava (Psidium guajava) Leaf Concentrate on Sprague Dawley (Rattus norvegicus) Rat”

 

2nd Place         -           Donald De Guzman

Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation – San Carlos City, Pangasinan

“Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Afflicting Pottery Workers in Barangay Parayao, San Carlos City, Pangasinan: Basis for Physical Therapy Intervention”

 

3rd Place          -           Geniel Ortega

Mariano Marcos State University – Batac City, Ilocos Norte

“Blood Glucose Lowering Activity of Eel Grass (Enhalusacoroides) Leaf Extract in Alloxan-Induced Hyperglycemic Rats

 

In the Poster Exhibit (Student Category) the winners are:

 

1st Place          -           Regine De Guzman

Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation – San Carlos City, Pangasinan

“Hypouricemic Effect of Combined Balbas Pusa (Orthisiphon aristatus Blume Miq. Fam. Lamiaceae), Banaba (Lagerstroemia speciosa (L.) Pers. Fam. Lythraceae) Ethanolic Leaf Extract and Onion Bulb Juice (Allium cepa L. cv. Fam. Alliaceae) on Fructose-Induced Sprague Dawley Rats”

 

2nd Place         -           Erika Camille Baga

Mariano Marcos State University – Batac City, Ilocos Norte

“Anti-Diabetic Activity of Kamias ( Averrhoa bilimbi Ox.) Fruit Extract in Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Rats”

 

3rd Place          -           Rustan D. Sagun

Mariano Marcos State University – Batac City, Ilocos Norte

“The Protective Role of Lali-lali (Gelidiella acerosa) in Paracetamol-Induced Hepatotoxicity in Albino Rats”

A two-day workshop for Applied Ethics in Research was held on June 18-19, 2014 at the Playa Tropical, Currimao, Ilocos Norte. The twenty-three participants, who attended the workshop, are mostly Medical Practitioners and members of the Ethics Review Committee from R1Medical Center, ITRMC, MMSU, MMMH, UNP, DMMMSU including the representatives of their partner agencies like the CHR, POPCOM, DOH, NNC, DOST, and PCHRD.

The workshop consisted of a Pre-Test; 9 Lectures; 5 Small Group Works (SGW) which varied from Discussions, Self-Discernment and Role Play; Plenary Sessions in the form of Previews, Presentations and Critiques; Individual Reading and Assignment; a Post Test Evaluation; and Daily and Final Workshop Evaluation.

The workshop started at 2:00 PM with the administration of a pre-test on Research Cognitive Valuation. This was immediately followed by a short introduction on the workshop goals and quick run through of the program schedule.

Dr. Rosario Angeles T. Alora and Dr. Evangeline O. Santos, who are both from the Research Ethics Board of UP Manila, were the Main Resource Speakers/Facilitators of the said Workshop.

During the first day of the workshop, Dr. Alora gave Lectures 1, 2 and 6 which pertained to Introduction to Ethics in Research, Ethical Research, and Valuing the Person as Equal to Others: Justice, respectively.

Dr. Santos, on the other hand, delivered Lectures 3, 4 and 5 anent Valuing the Person as an End: Beneficence, Non-Maleficence, and Valuing the Person as one with Dignity: Autonomy.

On the second day, Dr. Alora discussed Lecture 7 relative to Ensuring Ethical Research Controls, while Dr. Santos delved on Lectures 8 and 9 about the The Institutional Ethics Review Committee and The Ethical Researcher, respectively.

Shortly thereafter, each of the participants shared their personal limitations/hindrances as well as their plan of action/recommendations on how they can improve as a researcher or member of the committee.

The workshop was conducted to provide an avenue for the aforesaid participants to dialogue and guide regarding the moral dimensions of research; to help the participants evaluate ethical research, specifically to sensitize them on the basic concepts, to apply the concepts to avoid, recognize and correct issues; to describe the different controls for Ethics in Research focusing on the Phil Health Research Ethics Board, Institutional Research Ethics Committee and the Researcher; and to motivate the participants to do and advocate quality ethical research.


 

Successes and Milestones in the Arena of Research at the Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center

In addition to providing patients with quality healthcare and education, the Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center (MMMHMC), a 200-bed capacity tertiary level teaching and training hospital in the North, maintains an extensive research program to better satisfy its clients.  This research thrust is cognizant to MMMHMC’s role of protecting and promoting the health of the people and in view of its vision to be the center of excellence in research in Ilocandia. Since its founding in 1968, the MMMHMC has remained committed to patient care and innovative research.  The following are the strategies of the hospital in terms of research.

 

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