You are invited to participate in the 2015 R1HRDC Regional Research Contest.  The event will be held at the Alumni Center, Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation, Inc. (VMUF), San Carlos City, Pangasinan on February 27, 2015, 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM.

THEME:

 Complementing Integrity in Health thru Standard and Quality Health Researches

 

 

This contest aims to:

 

  1.      Provide professional and student researches as a good avenue for health research utilization and dissemination.

 

  1.      Strengthen collaboration between researchers and institutions.

 

  1.      Promote quality health researches as parameters to quality, safe and efficient health care in this increasingly difficult health condition especially the marginalized communities.

 

  1.      Tap potential researchers towards health both students and professional alike and bring out their maximum talents.

 

TO ALL CONCERNED COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES OF REGION 1 HEALTH RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM MEMBERS

The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health and Development (DOST-PCHRD) in cooperation with the Gruppo Medica, Inc. (IGM) is pleased to announce the Call for Nominations for the 2015 DOST-PCHRD Gruppo Medica Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis in Herbal Medicine .

The Award is given to provide motivation for students, with the technical guidance of their faculty adviser, to view undergraduate thesis as an excellent opportunity to contribute to national interest. The award recognizes relevant and innovative research works on herbal medicine that can lead to practical and/or commercial applications.

The search is open to all undergraduate students of College of Pharmacy, Chemistry, Nursing and Arts and Sciences who have completed their thesis projects on medicinal plants in the current school year. Nominations must be made by the students’ faculty adviser using the attached prescribed nomination form. Please take note that any alteration on the nomination form is not allowed. All nominees must submit the following requirements together with nomination form: 1. one soft and hard copies of the thesis report, 2. plant authentication certification and 3. Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) certification for researches involving animals and/or Ethical clearance from an Ethics review Committee for researches involving human participants. Nominations with incomplete requirements will automatically be excluded from the list of official entries. A maximum of three (3) thesis projects are allowed per school/college.

The Gruppo Medica, Inc. will be giving a cash prize of  P 60,000 for the first prize winner (42,000 for the student, P 12,000 for the mentor and 6,000 for the school), P 40,000 for the second prize winner (28,000 for the student, P 8,000 for the mentor and 4,000 for the school) and 20,000 for the third prize winner (14,000 for the student, P4,000 for the mentor and P2,000 for the school).

Nominations should reach the consortium not later than May 22, 2015, but the consortium encourages concerned colleges/universities to submit all nominations on or before May 15, 2014 to Region 1 Health Research and Development Consortium (R1HRDC) Secretariat Ms. Ana Gay D. Ranga at telefax no. 077-792-3133 or 077-617-1517. Qualified nominees will be reviewed and shortlisted by the consortium before it will be forwarded to PCHRD on or before May 29, 2015.

A copy of the guidelines and nomination form will send to your respective institutions/agencies for your reference.

 

Once again, 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 2015.

The award aims to recognize excellence in mentorship instils passion among researchers resulting to enhanced relevance and productivity in health research. It also aims to reward mentors who have built the capabilities of researchers in the health sector which led to significant advances in the Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) thrusts as identified in the National Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA).

The search is open to all Filipino citizen actively involved in mentoring researchers/students or colleagues for at least five (5) years. Past winners cannot be nominated. Nominations can be made by heads of institutions, immediate supervisor/s, colleague/s, trainee/s, or student/advisee. Self Nomination is not allowed.

Each cluster winner (Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and NCR) will receive a cash prize of P 100,000.00 plus a plaque of recognition. The national winner will receive P 200,000.00 plus a trophy. However, there should be at least 3 endorsed nominees with complete documents in a cluster before the selection process can proceed.

Nominations should reach the consortium not later than January 7, 2015, but the consortium encourages all member and non-member institutions to submit all nominations on December 22, 2014 to Region 1 Health Research and Development Consortium (R1HRDC) Secretariat Ms. Ana Gay D. Ranga at telefax no. 077-792-3133 or 077-617-1517. Qualified nominees will be reviewed and shortlisted by the consortium before it will be forwarded to PCHRD on or before January 14, 2015.

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

The Research and Development Committee (R&D) of Region 1 Health Research and Development Consortium (R1HRDC) had their meeting last October 3, 2014 at the Research Ethics Review Committee (RERC) office of Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center, Batac City Ilocos Norte.

The main agenda of the meeting is to review and select the best paper among 41 submitted research proposals. The selected papers were as follows:

  • A Randomized Controlled Trial on the Effect of Guava Decoction Perineal Wash on Episiotomy Wound Healing the Pain Among Pimigravis by Dr. Dona Belle P. Borbe of Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center (ITRMC)
  • Breast Cancer Sub-types as Defined by ER/PR and her expression: Comparison of Clinicopathologic Features and overall survival by  Dr. Marivic Cristobal of ITRMC
  • Significance of Thoraco-Abdominal Ultrasound in Determining the Severity of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever by Ms. Marivic Andres of ITRMC
  • A Cross Sectional Non-Randomized  descriptive study of Visual Inspection using Lugol’s Iodine in Screening Cervical Cancer and its Precursors in a Tertiary Hospital by Dr. May Delight Galingan of ITRMC
  • Impact Evaluation of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program on Health in  Ilocos Norte by Ms. Cheryll Didi Nellie N. Obra of Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU)
  • Platelet Augmenting Activity of Formulated Tablet of Papaya (Carica papaya) and Guava (Psidium guajava) Leaf Concentrate on Sprague Dawley (Rattus norvegicus) RAT by Holden Kirby M. Valdez of Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation (VMUF)
  • Cancer Chemoprevention Activity of the Characterized Bioactive Alkaloid Extract from Sorgumbicolor by Mr. Jimmy G. Catanes of VMUF
  • Falls: Risk Assessment and Intervention Among Older Persons in Acute Health Care and Residential Care Settings in Region 1 by Ms. Miriam Lee S. Gabat from VMUF 9. Development of Bilingual Application Software for Persons with Disabilities by Engr. Efren Ignacio of VMUF
  • Development of Bilingual Application Software for Persons with Disabilities by Engr. Efren Ignacio of VMUF
  • Cross-sectional study on maternal complications and neonatal outcome of Primiparae by Dr. Kristel Lubrin of ITRMC
  • A survey among Filipino Perinatologist on the utility of Field Health Service Infromation System (FHSIS) on Maternal care in Identifying high risk pregnancies by Dr. Rosemarie C. Quilala of Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center (MMMHMC)

Project leaders of selected protocols are required to present and defend their research proposals on November 21, 2014 at the University of Northern Philippines (UNP), Vigan City Ilocos Sur. Research and Development Committee will choose the best paper and endorse to Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) for funding.

Research and Development Committee while reviewing submitted Protocols

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”

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