The Philippine Association of Medical Journal Editors (PAMJE) Inc. with support from the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) is organizing the 18th National Medical Writing Workshop on 08-12 August 2022 via Zoom. The workshop aims to help young investigators in health and health social sciences acquire practical knowledge and skills in preparing a scientific article for publication in a scholarly peer-reviewed journal. Successful applicants will be granted free workshop registration and post-workshop mentoring sessions with an assigned mentor-facilitator who will guide them in preparing their articles for submission to peer-reviewed journals.


The application period is extended until 8 JULY 2022. Here's how to join:

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The Gelia Castillo Award for Research on Social Innovations in Health (GCARSIH) aims to recognize the outstanding social innovations that address persistent, societal and health systems challenges. Through the innovators’ experience, we can better understand why and how social innovations create impact, and discover the keys to scale up or integrate these effective interventions into the larger health system.

This Award is open to ongoing social innovations in health developed by Filipinos for the Filipinos. The entry must be implemented in the Philippines.

For the purposes of this Award, social innovations in health (SIH) are defined as new solutions (product, services, models, market mechanisms, processes) created by multi-sectoral health system actors. The solutions must address a health need more effectively than existing approaches, and have the ability to enhance people’s capacity to act and take ownership of their own health. Social innovations have health-system changing potential as it changes and strengthens relationships between people and results in a more effective use of available resources.

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The Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2022 DOST-PCHRD-Undergraduate Thesis Grant in Natural Products.


The said program aims to sustain research culture in natural products to increase the number of research and later on build a pool of researchers/experts specializing in the field. it supports the Tuklas Lunas program (Drug Discovery and Development Program) of the DOST-PCHRD, which aims to develop safe, effective, and affordable alternative drugs from the country's natural resources.


The search is open to all undergraduate students of Colleges of Pharmacy, Chemistry, Nursing, and Health and Allied Sciences who have thesis proposals on natural products, specifically utilizing indigenous plants in the region. a thesis grant amounting to Fifty Thousand Pesos (Php 50,000.00) will be given to two (2) qualified thesis proposals per region.


Upon completion of the thesis project and submission of the required deliverables, six (6) finalists will be chosen to present their completed research during the 16th Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) week celebration on August 2023, wherein the top three (3) winners will be selected. Cash prizes include Php30,000.00 for the first prize, Php22,000.00 for the second prize winner and Php15,000.00 for the third prize winner.

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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.

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