The Region 1 Health Research and Development Consortium – Research Utilization Committee (R1HRDC-RUC) started the year by conducting the back to back Health Research Dissemination Forum with Applied CPD Units (for Nurse only) in collaboration with the Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center (ITRMC) Nursing Division and University of Northern Philippines (UNP).


The application of CPD Units resulted in numerous interested nurses all over the region, thus, the forum was divided into 2 (Two) Phases to accommodate the participants. With the theme “Restructuring R1HRDC Health Research Dissemination Forum towards Relevant Professional Needs, the Phase 1 which is for the Provinces of La Union and Pangasinan, was on January 26, 2019 held at DBM Conference Hall, San Fernando City La Union, which catered to more or less 160 registered nurses. While on February 9, 2019, the Phase 2 of the forum was conducted at UNP, Vigan City with the theme “Research Outputs: Inputs to Evidenced Based Nursing Practice”, which ended up accommodating almost 80 nurses from the Provinces of Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur.


Below are the PCHRD – R1HRDC Funded Researches that were disseminated.

  • Utilization of Psidium Guajava Genotypes in the Formulation of Antibacterial Products

  • Presentor/Project Leader: Dr. Cynthia Lopez

  • Institution: Lyceum Northwestern University

  • (Phase 1 and 2)


  • Bactericidal Property of Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) against Staphylococcus Aureus, MRSA, E.Coli, and Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase E. Coli.

  • Presentor: Rev. Fr. Alfredo V. Corpuz (Project Leader) and Dr. Mercita Q. Queddeng (Co-Project Leader)

  • Institution: University of Northern Philippines

  • (Phase 1 and 2)


  • Platelet Augmenting, Nephroprotective and Hepatoprotective Activities of Sweet Potato Leaf Extract.

  • Presentor/Project Leader: Dr. Jimmy G. Catanes

  • Institution: Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation

  • Phase 1


  • Cancer Chemopreventive Activity of the Characterized Bioactive Alkaloid Extract from Sorghum Bicolor.

  • Presentor/Project Leader: Dr. Jimmy G. Catanes

  • Institution: Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation

  • Phase 2


Along with the papers that were presented were the panel of reactors that critiqued the utilization and effectiveness of the papers. They possessed depth knowledge about the topics and has a wide spectrum in the field of health research. These experts were: Dr. Ricardo Sotelo Guanzon, Dr. Mayrose L. Quezon, Mr. Decth-1180 P. Libunao, Dr. Jose B. Orosa III, Dr. Corazon Pardo and Mr. Rodrigo Reyes.


This dissemination forum is an annual activity of the R1HRDC thru the RUC as part of their function to develop research utilization plan for its various clienteles and to collaborate with allied health agencies in disseminating research information.