The Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Health Research & Development (DOST-PCHRD) in collaboration with the Department of Health (DOH) is pleased to announce the availability of the Outstanding Health Research Award (OHRA) for the year 2014.


The Award gives recognition to a research program or project that has demonstrated the link between research and practice through the utilization of research findings in the health delivery system.

Any health research program or project may be considered for the Award. Nominations will be done by any institution; members of the consortium; scientific; technological and professional societies or associations; research institutes; universities and colleges; and individuals. Self-nomination is not allowed.

Two awards will be given: one for the biomedical research category and another one for the health services research category. A cash prize of Php500, 000 and a trophy await the winner for each category.

All members of  Region1 Health Research and Development Consortium (R1HRDC) are requested to submit nominations to the R1HRDC secretariat, Ms. Christina Llaguno of Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital & Medical Center (077--3133792) on or before March 28, 2014 and it will be reviewed and short-listed by the consortium. Short-listed entries will be submitted to the Philippine Council for Health Research & Development (PCHRD) on or before April 4, 2014.

A copy of the 2014 OHRA Guidelines, Nomination Form and list of Regional Consortium Secretariats can be downloaded at the "downloads" option.