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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