PASAY CITY, Metro Manila- It’s every student’s dream to graduate college. But for some such as the scholars of the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD), undergraduate degree is not enough, they should finish their MD-PhD as well!

Four scholars, first batch of the MD-PhD Molecular Medicine Program, participated the hooding ceremony for their doctoral degree during the 109th Commencement Exercises of the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila on 22 June 2018 at the Philippine International Convention Center.

Among the scholars who successfully surpassed the eight-year coursework of the program are Dr. Ruby Anne King, Dr. Monica Fresthel Climacosa, Dr. Bobbie Marie Santos, and Dr. Jonnel Poblete.

The MD-PhD in 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.

Being the first and only program in the country that 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.

PCHRD Executive Director Jaime Montoya also awarded the “Most Outstanding MD-PhD Dissertation Award” to Dr. Monica Fresthel Climacosa, during the UP College of Medicine Graduation.

Congratulations to the proud parents!

BAGUIO CITY- The 12th Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) Week is set to stage in the Summer Capital of the Philippines!

The health research community will celebrate the annual event on 6-9 August 2018 at CAP-John Hay Trade and Cultural Center, Baguio City.

The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD), in collaboration with the Cordillera Regional Health Research Development Consortium (CRHRDC), will organize this year’s conference.

Highlighting the theme “Research and Innovation for Equity in Health,”  PNHRS 2018 will discuss the current situation, challenges, and advancements to improve health and equity through reinforced health research and innovation in the regions and local communities.

Plenary and parallel sessions of the main conference will cover topics including governance and equity in health, translating research to public health programs, and strengthening research offices of higher education institutes (HEIs) and research and development institutions (RDIs).

Satellite events will also include sessions and workshops such as the “14th National Medical Writing Workshop & 7th Writeshop for Young Researchers,” the “Technical Evaluation of DRR-CCA Proposals,” the “Communication Campaigns: Designing Effective Collaterals,” the “Enhancing the Quality of Monitoring Data from Consortia,” and the “Consultation on the Conduct of Clinical Investigation of Medical Devices.”

PNHRS Week is a gathering of different stakeholders in health research and development to contribute research-based solutions to health problems. For the program, please visit www.healthresearch.ph.

The Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP) will open a few positions for APEC Young Scientist Training (YST) Program at the postdoctoral fellow level in Theoretical Physics and related fields. The YST Program was launched by APCTP in 2015 under the APEC Policy Partnership in Science, Technology and Innovation (PPSTI). The Program is for APEC physicists who are at an early age of their research career and provides the opportunity for post-doctoral researchers from APEC member economies to work at the APCTP for a period of up to two (2) years. The APCTP offers APEC YST fellows an ideal environment for research and potential collaborations with in-house senior academics, faculty and visiting scholars from Korea and abroad.

Funding is initially available for one (1) year, renewable for second year depending on the research performance and availability of resources for the program. An annual salary, including severance pay is within the range of KRW 32,500,000 to KRW 40,000,000 depending on the research experience and qualification. In addition to the salary, some research expenses and part of relocation cost, KRW 3,000,000/ year will also be provided. The starting date is expected to be on 01 November 2018.

Suitable applicants are required to submit their application packet consisting of: (1) CV; (2) publication list; (3) short description of applicant’s research accomplishments and future plans; (4) at least (2) recommendation letters from referees directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. after receiving notification of endorsement to APCTP as the International Technology Cooperation (ITCU-DOST) will have to evaluate all applications.

Please submit to ITCU-DOST all the required documents for application not later than 03 August 2018 for evaluation and onward endorsement to APCTP.

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: 2016 – 2022).

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 CGI is to employ the most recent interactive teaching techniques used in world leading educational and research institutions to train trainees in the programme to be effective thinkers and leaders in their field of expertise, to better serve their countries’ needs towards sustainable development. The CGI is presently offering programmes leading to Master’s degree in Applied Biological Sciences: Environmental Health, Environmental Toxicology, and Chemical Biology.

The ASEAN Foundation is an organisation from and for the people of ASEAN. Three decades after ASEAN was established, the ASEAN Leaders recognised that there remained inadequate shared prosperity, ASEAN awareness, and contact among the people of ASEAN. It was of this concern that the ASEAN Leaders established the ASEAN Foundation during the ASEAN’s 30th Anniversary Commemorative Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 15 December 1997. The ASEAN Foundation exists because of one vision: to build a cohesive and prosperous ASEAN Community. As an ASEAN’s body, the ASEAN Foundation is tasked to support ASEAN mainly in promoting awareness, identity, interaction, and development of the people of ASEAN.

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 bonafide ASEAN nationals (except Thai citizen) who meet the following qualifications:

 Under 30 years of age

 Hold a Bachelor Degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 in one of the following fields:

  • Sciences: Chemistry, Biological, Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology, Environmental Sciences
  • Medical Sciences: Medicine, Medical Technology
  • Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Sciences

Applicants from other related fields are also welcome to apply.

 Have experience in scientific laboratory research

 Must have demonstrated English proficiency, preferably on one of two recognised tests of language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS)

 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 (credit fee, laboratory expenses, refresher course, enrollment fee, thesis fee, production of thesis documents), round trip airfare, visa fee, first settlement allowance, relocation allowance, accommodation, monthly stipend, book allowance, health insurance, among others.

Award Period

The scholarship award will cover six (6) weeks refresher courses and follow by a period of two (2) years Master’s Degree study, subject to an annual review of the scholar’s satisfactory progress.

Note: Refresher courses will tentatively commence in May 2019 while the academic programme will commence in August 2019.

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 through the following channel:

(1) Send via e-mail the scanned file of the application form and all the supporting document to:

The Chulabhorn Graduate Institute (CGI Scholarship Programme)

54 Kamphangphet 6 Road, Talat Bang Khen, Laksi, Bangkok 10210 THAILAND

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(2) After step (1) is completed, send all the original documents via postal services to the address as stated in (1).

Note: No consideration will be given to application with incomplete of supporting documents.

Supporting Document

Following documents must be submitted together with application form:

1) Full Academic Transcript

2) Three Recommendation Letters

3) Statement of Purpose explaining interest of study

4) Medical History Report

5) Other supporting documents to facilitate application screening

Application Period

Applications for the CGI-AF Scholarship Programme is due on 31 November 2018.

Notification of the Award

Successful applicants will be notified of the outcome by the CGI around February 2019.

Application Form

Please find the enclosed CGI-AF scholarship application form and medical history report.

For more information, please contact

Name:

Address:

The Chulabhorn Graduate Institute

54 Kamphangphet 6 Road, Talat Bang Khen, Laksi, Bangkok 10210 THAILAND

E-mail:

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Website:

www.cgi.ac.th

Phone:

(66 2) 554-1900 ext. 2155, 2130

Fax.:

(66 2) 554-1990, 554-1992

   

Name:

ASEAN Foundation

Address:

Jl. Sam Ratulangi No. 2 Menteng, Jakarta 10350, INDONESIA

E-mail:

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Website:

www.aseanfoundation.org

Phone:

(62 21) 3192-4828, 3192- 4833

Fax.:

(62 21) 3192-6078

 

The Department of Health (DOH), through its AHEAD (Advancing Health through Evidence-Assisted Decisions) strategy, aims to inform the health sector’s global and national administrative and legislative policy agenda, create an equitable and enabling environment for health policy and systems researchers all over the country, and ensure the progressive realization of the envisioned research system.

With the continued commitment of DOH in training the next generation for health sector leaders, researchers, policy analysts, and program managers, they have partnered with the Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Health Research Development (DOST-PCHRD) in order to implement the DOH Research Fellowship Program.

The program is a two-year intensive Health Policy and Systems Research Fellowship intended for early career professionals who are considering a career in research. A pre-fellowship or internship is being made available for highly qualified applicants who demonstrate interest in health policy and systems research in the context of research to policy translation. Graduates of the internship program may proceed to apply to the fellowship program.

Objective:

To develop capacity of Health Policy and Systems Research Interns in the process of research to policy translation

Deliverables:

  1. Standard deliverables
    • Accomplishment report approved by the DOH supervisor every month
    • Back-to-Office report for all meetings/workshops attended
    • Technical report for all meetings/workshops organized
    • One brown bag session organized or facilitated every month
    • At least 5 memoranda every month
  2. Station-dependent, in addition to #1:
    • At least 2 policy reviews every month; includes drafting policy issuances as maybe needed, if deployed to Health Policy Division
    • At least 2 program strategy, and performance/plan analysis and budget analysis every month, if deployed to Health Planning Division
    • At least 2 position papers every month, if deployed to the Legislative Liaison Division

Responsibilities

  1. Adhere to agency policies, procedures, and rules governing professional behaviour
  2. Be punctual, and work the required number of hours: 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday
  3. Notify their supervisor if they are unable to attend
  4. Behave and dress appropriately to the particular workplace
  5. Respect the confidentiality of the workplace, its clients and its employees.
  6. If things are slow, take the initiative and volunteer for different tasks or other work.
  7. Discuss any problems with their supervisor and, if necessary, with the Internship coordinator at the Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau
  8. Other technical tasks as may be required

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree, field of study must be on public health or any related area in the social and medical sciences; post-graduate degree is an advantage
  2. At least one (1) year work experience, previous work experience in DOH is a plus factor
  3. At least eight (8) hours of relevant training

Requirements:

  1. A genuine interest in health policy issues 
  2. Excellent English-language writing skills and the ability to present information in a variety of formats and styles for difference audiences
  3. Strong skills in planning, preparing and delivering remarks
  4. Strong organizational and administrative skills; with keen attention to detail
  5. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team with others
  6. Ability to develop work plans, set deadlines, work well with minimal supervision, prioritize assignments, and organize multiple projects and duties simultaneously while meeting deadlines
  7. Ability to work effectively as a member of a team, know when to act independently and when to consult for advice on decision-making
  8. A willingness to carry out a wide range of activities, including both professional and logistical tasks
  9. Strong computer skills with familiarity with Microsoft Office, email clients, Internet research, and social networking tools
  10. Flexibility with respect to schedule, working hours, travel, and work assignments, including ability to work overtime or on weekends when necessary; reliable job attendance essential

Duration:

Two years, non-renewable

Compensation/Stipend:

For BS/BA degree holders: At least PHP 25,000.00 NETT

            For MS/MA degree holders: At least PHP 30,000.00 NETT

Expression of Interest:

Qualified applicants may file their application together with the following documents at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

  1. Cover letter addressed to:

KENNETH G. RONQUILLO, MD, MPHM, CESO III

Director IV

Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau

Department of Health

  1. Curriculum Vitae

Deadline of submission is on or before July 14, 2018.

For queries, contact Ms. Juanita R. Valeza at 651-7800 local 1326/1328 or Ms. Ian Hannah C. Gozun at (02) 837-7537 local 2117.