Fondazione Italiana Fegato, DOST-PCHRD sign MOU to strengthen S&T cooperation

The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Fondazione Italiana Fegato (FIF) for the development of scientific and technological cooperation in health. PCHRD Director Dr. Jaime C. Montoya represented DOST-PCHRD during the signing ceremony, while FIF was represented by their Scientific Director Dr. Claudio Tiribelli.

Under the MOU, PCHRD and FIF will work together on various S&T cooperation. Specifically, on the following areas of collaboration: 1) Establishment of Philippine Liver Network; 2) Enhancement of the existing Clinical Research Fellowship Programs with Hepatology Society of the Philippines (HSP) and FIF; 3) PhD in Molecular Medicine in University of Trieste, with research training from FIF; 4) Sandwich Research Training in FIF for the current MD-PhD in Molecular Medicine scholars; 5) Post-doctoral trainings; and 6) Short-terms trainings.

Dr. Claudio Tiribelli expressed his gratitude to the Council and said that this is a tremendous opportunity to create a transitional hepatology network in the Philippines. Likewise, Dr. Montoya assured FIF the Council’s full support and cooperation in this collaboration.

Also, in witness of the event are, National Scientist Dr. Ernesto Domingo, PCHRD Institutional Development Division Chief Ms. Carina Rebulanan, and first recipient of DOST-PCHRD-HSP-FIF Clinical Research Fellowship - Dr. Peter Andrew Reyes.