Fr. Alfredo Corpuz, was chosen as the Luzon Cluster Winner – Undergraduate Category of the 2021 Best Mentor in Health Research Award. Concurrently, he was also been selected as the National Winner for the 2021 Best Mentor in Health Research Award of the same category from among the other 4 (Four) cluster winners.
Last April 2021, the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) announces their Call for Nominations for the 2021 Best Mentor in Health Research Award which recognizes excellence in mentorship that results in productivity of mentees in health research. It recognizes the vital role of the research mentors who selflessly share knowledge and skills, instill values and attitudes, and inspire those involved in the research process, thereby creating an enabling environment and contributing to capacity-building in research. Awardees were selected per cluster (Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and NCR) and categorized according to their mentees (Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students and Junior/Early Career Researchers).
Worthy to the award, Fr. Corpuz is a faculty member and presently the assistant dean of the College of Health Sciences at the University of Northern Philippines in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur. He is a long-time member of the R1HRDC Ethics Review Committee. A graduate of Bachelor of Sacred Theology, BS in Nursing, BS In Medical Technology, and MS in Medical Technology. Moreover, he had conducted several researches and published both locally, nationally, and internationally and an active researcher in the field of health research funded by various credible funding government agencies.
The award is offered biennially to recognize and reward mentors in health research who have built the capacities of researchers in the health sector and, in the process, propelled significant advances in the Philippine National Health Research System’s (PNHRS) thrusts as identified in the National Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA).