ERMITA, MANILA- The 7th batch of MD-PhD in Molecular Medicine Program scholars signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) on 21 September 2016 at AmaRonn Restaurant.

Among the new scholars who are expected to satisfy all course requirements under the program for eight years are Patrick Josemaria Altavas from University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman, Allan John Barcena from UP Manila, Christian Jirard Custodio from UP Los Baños, Bryan Paul De Galicia from UP Manila, Vivien Joyce Josol from UP Manila, Rafael Vincent Manalo from UP Diliman, Aurora Nakpil from UP Diliman, Genmar Cyrus Pasion from UP Manila, Paul Benedic Salvador from UP Diliman, and Fatima Ericka Vista from UP Manila.

The MD-PhD Molecular Medicine Program is a joint initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), through PCHRD, and UP Manila, through the College of Medicine, to train aspiring physician-scientists for careers dedicated to the advancement of health through biomedical research.

During his inspirational speech, DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña emphasized the importance of building and honing the capacities of the young generation.

As they bring new ideas and possess energy to add to the existing pool of knowledge, the youth are often considered as representatives of the future. They have the capability of bringing enthusiasm and vitality which leads to beneficial discoveries and developments,” Sec. dela Peña said.

Being the first and pioneering degree program in the country which offers dual MD-PhD course, the MD-PhD Molecular Medicine Program prepares scholars to assume key leadership roles within the academic community and mentor physician-scientists in training.

The MD-PhD in Molecular Medicine Scholarship Program was established by the DOST in the hopes of shaping a brighter tomorrow for the country. With the emerging health concerns and rapidly evolving health sector, the DOST and PCHRD understands the importance of investing on the talents and skills of our young people,” PCHRD Executive Director Jaime Montoya added.

Aside from the MOA signing of new scholars, DOST also renewed its partnership with UPM through the signing of another MOA for the MD-PhD Molecular Medicine Program. Eight program mentors were also recognized.

PASAY CITY – The Department of Health and the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development co-organized the 16th National Health Research for Action (NHRFA) last 16 September 2016 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Pasay City.

PASAY CITY – Health stakeholders participate in the 16th National Health Research for Action last 16 September 2016 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Pasay City.

 

With the theme, Laying the Foundation for Stronger Research Translation, the forum showcased the importance of linking health research to policy formulation in creating evidence-based solutions to various issues on health. Access to data was highlighted during the plenary session on Data Mining and Visualization. Unavailability of primary data, inconsistency, and respondent’s lack of trust to field workers were cited as major challenges in obtaining comprehensive research data. 

  

In her keynote address, Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial emphasized the need for research in making hard reforms on health. According to Secretary Rosell-Ubial, there will be more funding for health research in the next six years. “Homegrown research helps us become more accountable to the people we serve. Indeed, for something as important as health research, there can be no room for limits or constraints,” she stated.

 

ERMITA, MANILA- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will renew its partnership with the University of the Philippines Manila (UPM) through the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the MD-PhD Molecular Medicine Program on 21 September 2016 at Jade Vine Restaurant. Part of the event is the recognition of Batch 6 Program Mentors.

The MD-PhD Molecular Medicine Program is a joint initiative of DOST, through the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD), and UPM, through the College of Medicine, to train aspiring physician-scientists for careers dedicated to the advancement of health through biomedical research.

Being the first and pioneering degree program in the country which offers dual MD-PhD course, the MD-PhD Molecular Medicine Program prepares scholars to assume key leadership roles within the academic community and mentor physician-scientists in training.

The Program also hopes to promote a self-sustaining process whereby new knowledge is continuously generated, applied, and transmitted to meet emerging and anticipated health needs,” Dr. Jaime Montoya, PCHRD Executive Director, explained. This year, 10 scholars were qualified for the program.  

Likewise, the eight faculty members who will be recognized are Dr. Francisco Heralde, Dr. Paul Mark Medina, Dr. Catherine Lynn Silao, Dr. Leslie Michelle Dalmacio, Dr. Isidro Sia, Dr. Gracia Fe Yu, Dr. Lydia Leonardo, and Dr. Salvador Eugenio Caoili.

Calling all researchers from the fields of health and social sciences!

 

The Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD), in cooperation with Philippine Association of Medical Journal Editors (PAMJE) and Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors (APAME) will be conducting the 11thNational Medical Writing Workshop and 4th Writeshop for Young Researchers on 30-31 January 2017 in Batanes. 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, accommodation and meals during the two-day workshop, and assigned to a mentor-facilitator who will guide them in preparing their articles.

Requirements for participants

The workshop is designed for a maximum of forty (40) health and social science researchers, aged 35 years old and below, who have completed a research project and have drafted a manuscript for submission to a scholarly journal. Selected draft manuscripts will be reviewed and revised based on the lectures and exercises under the guidance of assigned mentor – facilitators during the workshop. All participants are expected to present a 7-minute power point summary of their revised manuscripts on the second day of the workshop, and agree to submit the article to an appropriate scholarly peer-reviewed journal within three (3) months after the workshop.

Instructions

Applicants should e-mail the following requirements to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.with subject “Writing Workshop 2017on or before 31 October 2016:

           1. Application form (incomplete forms will not be considered);

2. Conforme slip;

3. Abstract;

4. Draft Journal Manuscript; and

5. Instructions to authors of prospective journal.          

List of successful applicants will be announced in November 2016.

Should there be any concerns about the workshop details, please feel free to email Ms. Carla San Diego at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may also call (02) 837-7534 and look for Carla or Jeverly for inquiries.

The Chulabhorn Graduate Institute (CGI) and the ASEAN Foundation (AF) have entered into an agreement to develop highly qualified human resources in the area of science and technology within ASEAN Member States through the Chulabhorn Graduate Institute - ASEAN Foundation Post-graduate Scholarship Programme in Science and Technology (Phase 2).

The CGI is a multidisciplinary post-graduate academic institute established in 2005, under the initiative of Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol. The aim of the CGI is to employ the most recent interactive teaching techniques used in world leading educational and research institutions to produce effective thinkers and leaders to better serve their countries’ needs towards sustainable development. The CGI is presently offering programmes in Applied Biological Sciences: Environmental Health, Environmental Toxicology, and Chemical Biology.

The ASEAN Foundation, an initiative of the Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), was established on 15 December 1997 to help bring about shared prosperity and a sustainable future for the peoples of all ASEAN countries. It has been mandated to promote greater awareness of ASEAN and greater interaction among its peoples and increase their participation in ASEAN activities as well as to undertake development cooperation activities that enhance mutual assistance, address equitable economic development, and reduce poverty.

This year, eight (8) scholarships are available for ASEAN nationals (except Thai citizen) who are interested to pursue a Master Degree at the CGI. Selection of successful applicants will be based on merit.

Eligibility

Scholarships are open to the eligible applicants who are under 30 years of age and hold a Bachelor Degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 in one of the following fields: (1) Sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, and Environmental Sciences; (2) Medical Sciences: Medicine, Medical Technology, Nursing, Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Applicants from other related fields are also welcome to apply.

Have at least one (1) year of scientific laboratory research experiences
Applicants must have demonstrated English proficiency, preferably on one of two recognised tests of language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS)
Applicants must provide a statement of purpose explaining their interests in the study
Field of Study
• Applied Biological Sciences: Environmental Health
• Environmental Toxicology
• Chemical Biology

Scholarship Coverage
The scholarship will cover tuition and other academic fees, round trip airfare, accommodation, monthly stipend, book allowance, health insurance, and others.

Award Period
The award is tenable for a period of two (2) years, subject to an annual review of the scholar’s satisfactory progress.

Application Procedure
Applicants should complete the Chulabhorn Graduate Institute – the ASEAN Foundation Post-graduate Scholarship Programme’s application form and submit together with other supporting documents to:
The Chulabhorn Graduate Institute (CGI Scholarship Programme)
54 Kamphangphet 6 Road, Laksi, Bangkok 10210 THAILAND
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Application Period
Applications for the CGI-AF Post-graduate Scholarship Programme are due on 30 November 2016.
Pre-session orientation programme will tentatively commence in June 2017 while the academic programme will commence in August 2017.

Notification of the Award
Successful applicants will be notified of the outcome by the CGI in February 2017.

Application Form
CGI-AF scholarship application form and medical history and report can be found HERE.

For more information, please contact
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